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Full Size 1.6 Cu. Ft. Genius Prestige Countertop/Built-In Microwave Oven with Inverter Technology, Stainless


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  • 1250 Watts High Power
  • Inverter Technology
  • Inverter Turbo Defrost
  • One-Touch Sensor Cook and Reheat
  • Menu Action Screen (multi-lingual)
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Inverter Technology

Panasonic Inverter Technology perfects the art of cooking with microwave ovens, delivering delicious flavor, excellent color, superb shape and texture in the foods you cook. The consistent delivery of microwave energy means delicate foods can simmer without the edges and surfaces overcooking. Foods have the look and taste you expect – without the wait!

Genius Prestige Microwave

With the touch of our Sensor Cooking button, this microwave takes guesswork out of creating a great meal, by automatically setting power levels and adjusting cooking or defrosting time. The sensor measures the amount of steam produced during cooking and signals the microprocessor to calculate the remaining cooking time at the appropriate power level automatically.

Inverter Turbo Defrost™

Panasonic has succeeded in evolving the Turbo Defrost, which allows you to defrost foods even faster than previous Panasonic Auto Defrost. Panasonic Inverter Defrost technology is an advanced microwave sequencing system using the inverter continuous-power delivery feature.

One-Touch Genius Sensor Cook and Reheat

The Genius Sensor adjusts power levels and calculates cooking and reheating times automatically for various food types.

Menu Action Screen (multi-lingual)

The Menu Action Screen is like having a chef to assist you in the kitchen. It scrolls step-by-step cooking instructions across the display, in a choice of English, Spanish, or French.

Keep Warm Feature

A pulsing delivery of very low microwave power keeps food temperatures at a constant level – without overcooking. So, foods like stew, gravy, and desserts remain warm in the oven until ready to serve.

Quick Minute Feature

The one-touch button allows you to automatically set the time in increments of 1 minute.

Built-In Installation

This Prestige Countertop Microwave Oven can be installed in the wall using an optional matching trim kit accessory.

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    • Cooking Power
    • Turntable Diameter
    • Panasonic Inverter
    • Genius Sensor
    • DESIGN
    • Color
    • Control Panel
    • Display Panel
    • Cooking Options
    • STYLE
    • Door Front
    • Door Window
    • Exterior Wrap
    • Door Release
    • Oven Interior
    • Power Settings
    • Multi-Stage Cooking
    • Automatic Turntable
    • Multi-Lingual Menu Action Screen
    • Sensor Cook
    • Sensor Reheat
    • More/Less Control
    • Inverter Turbo Defrost
    • Keep Warm
    • Popcorn
    • Quick Minute
    • Delay Start
    • Timer
    • Function Key
    • Power Requirements
    • Trim Kit (optional)
    • Exterior Dimensions
      H x W x D (in.)
    • Cavity Dimensions
      H x W x D (in.)
    • Weight




Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! Works great! Love this microwave more then any I've previously owned! I've had it for a several years now and it's still going strong! I especially love the defrosting feature and side dish sensors. No more signs of cooking on the tips of things being defrosted and if you cook 5 potatoes.. they are COOKED to perfection. It's just great. I'm currently trying to find my son one just like it.. .not having any luck. June 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor Latch Design After two years the door latch stopped functioning. The sheet metal that the door latch mechanism is attached to is very flimsy. Over time the latch will get out of alignment and stop functioning. I was fortunate that I brought this item at Costco and was able to return it two years later. November 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Poor quality We purchased the microwave from Costco about 2 years ago. Within a year, the power on the microwave did not consistently work - for example, the same brand of popcorn on one day might take 5+ minutes to pop and on another day, 3 minutes. Now for the last 6 months the door sticks as other people have complained of. If the door latch doesn't work, neither does the microwave. I am happy to see that someone said after 6 years Costco gave them their money back. I may try the same. Now, I just need to find another microwave, not sure that it will be another Panasonic. October 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not Satisfied Quality of the product wasn't good. Door went bad. September 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great performance until door latch/interlock fails After my 20+ year old Panasonic failed, I zoomed out to buy another. As many other have mentioned, door latch/interlock disabled oven operation after 2.5 years. Investigation revealed that the sheet metal latch and switch bracket had bent and plastic parts had worn. I've experienced excellent performance on all Panasonic products until this one. Now I am skeptical of the brand. Sad. July 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by was one of the best After reading many of the reviews I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I too bought this microwave oven from Costco just 3 days short of 6 years ago. I am a long time owner of many electronic products from Panasonic. We have had many fine products from Panasonic. Our problem was also the door nothing else. For the last few months the door started occasionally sticking. We would slam it, push it up or down, open close it a zillion times, wipe off around the door frame, check to see if any screws were loose. It always would work again for a time and then it would stick again. I always kept it clean it looked like the day I bought it which is probably why it lasted so long. I did use my microwave oven every day not just for reheating but cooking. Last week I put a plate of food in to slightly reheat before a meal and it was working fine but when it stopped the door would not release the lock. We tried over and over to open it. At this point we had to break the door by pulling hard. It only broke the plastic hooks that lock into the other side when you close the door. So now it no longer will work if it can't lock. It was either break the door or return it with a plate of food in it. I told Costco exactly what happened and they refunded my money. All this after 6 years. Panasonic made a great microwave but lacked in the door lock. Manufacturers should go back to putting handles on microwave doors like they did years ago. I probably would of had it another 6 years. Excellent returned policy from Costco. Very disappointed it had to be returned for such a poor quality door latch and no other problems. April 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by door issue I think most of reviewers have the same problems. Mine is about 1 year old. Now, every time I use, I have to shut the door very hard so that the door sensor could work. February 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not great built Great at the beginning. After one year of use, the door begun to require more force to close and now can't shut the door. I have to attempt at least five times to shut the door in order to operate the microwave...very frustrated...wouldn't recommend this product to others... February 9, 2014
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