Available in black or white, this 1250-watt microwave oven by Panasonic makes a stylish and convenient addition to any contemporary kitchen. The 2.2-cubic-foot unit with its 16-1/2-inch turntable perfectly cooks and evenly heats anything from breakfast foods and after-school snacks to dinnertime meals and appetizers when entertaining. Ideal for busy professionals and on-the-go families, the microwave oven provides quick and easy meal preparation while nicely accommodating surrounding decor.
Many people just use their microwaves for making popcorn or warming up soup because most microwaves just have one temperature setting--high. Conventional microwave ovens might have a low-power setting, but this is achieved by "pulsing" the high-power setting on and off rather than by emitting a steady stream of low-powered energy.
Panasonic's trailblazing Inverter technology delivers true, variable microwave power, which means even temperatures and consistent textures throughout the food being cooked. The consistent delivery of microwave energy allows delicate foods to simmer without the edges and surfaces overcooking, so foods have the look and taste you expect--without the wait.
The Inverter microwave oven perfects the art of cooking, taking microwave cooking to a whole new level. You'll experience delicious food that better retains its color, nutrients, and flavor and that's easier and faster to prepare. Oh, and you can still make great popcorn.
Furthermore, the Inverter power unit is smaller and lighter than conventional microwave circuitry (aka the heavy, enclosed side of the microwave), which allows for more interior space to fit that favorite casserole dish, without increasing the oven's overall exterior dimensions. Weighing just 35-2/7 pounds, the oven's roomy interior measures 18-1/2 inches long by 18-7/16 inches wide by 10-15/16 inches high, while its compact exterior measures 19-7/16 inches long by 23-7/8 inches wide by 14 inches high.
With the touch of Panasonic's Sensor Cooking button, the microwave takes the 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.
Panasonic evolved the Turbo Defrost feature, which allows you to defrost foods even faster than previous Panasonic Auto Defrost.
Panasonic Inverter Turbo Defrost technology is an advanced microwave sequencing system using the inverter continuous-power delivery method.
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.
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 for up to 30 minutes after cooking.
Time-of-day clock and versatile timer provide exceptional convenience.
The one-touch button allows you to set or add cooking time in 1-minute increments up to 10 minutes.
The function key simplifies the programming of 10 useful, non-cooking functions. Just press the function key and the menu action screen will display easy-to-follow steps to complete the function.
For safety, the oven's child safety lock prevents electronic operation (door still opens).
Click here to view the set-up guide.
Create all your favorite recipes, quickly and easily, with Panasonic's Inverter microwave oven.
Panasonic Inverter microwave ovens have been named the microwave-cooking method of choice by the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Panasonic and the CIA have teamed up to develop a series of healthy and delicious recipes created especially for the Panasonic Inverter microwave oven.
The Master Chefs Microwave Recipes Made Easy cookbook includes preparation tips and professional techniques that will have you cooking like a pro with your Panasonic microwave oven in no time.
Choose from a variety of mouthwatering recipes--from goat cheese and red onion quesadillas to corn chowder with chilies and Monterey Jack to Mediterranean vegetable frittatas. Bon appetite!
|Size/Power||Oven Capacity||2.2 cubic feet|
|Turntable Diameter||16-1/2 inches|
|Design||Housing||Black||White||Stainless-Steel Front with Silver Wrap||Stainless-Steel Front and Wrap||Stainless-Steel Front with Silver Wrap|
|Control Panel||5 Button with Flat Panel||Full Tactile Button||Solid Dial with Buttons||"Flashing Blue" Ring Dial with Button Panel||Electrostatic Touch Dial with Button Panel|
|Display Panel||6-Digit Expanded Display||4-Digit Display||"Blue" 6-Digit Expanded Display||6-Digit Expanded Display|
|Performance / Features||Sensor Cook/Reheat||Yes|
|Power Settings||10 Levels|
|Specifications||Cavity Dimensions (LxWxH inches)||18-1/2 x 18-7/16 x 10-15/16|
|Unit Dimensions (LxWxH inches)||19-7/16 x 23-7/8 x 14|
|Trim Kits (optional)||27" Model||N/A||NN-TK922SS|
Most home chefs will find new and innovative features on this microwave that blow away the offerings on their previous models. To figure out the best way to cook a particular food, cooks can access step-by-step instructions on the Menu Action screen. The multi-lingual screen displays information in English, Spanish, or French on how to perform a function. Panasonic's One-Touch Sensor Cooking feature takes the guesswork out of microwave cooking by calculating cooking and reheating times automatically based on the amount of steam released. As part of Panasonic's Inverter Technology, the oven also incorporates a linear power control for even heat distribution so frozen macaroni and cheese doesn't get hot around the perimeter and remain cold in the center during cooking and frozen chicken breasts don't cook around the edges during defrosting. Another major innovation in microwave technology is a warming and simmering feature that delivers low-temperature heat to keep food such as pies, casseroles, or gravy warm without overcooking them. For cooks who are looking for a shortcut but don't want to sacrifice gourmet cooking, this microwave is an excellent option. This luxury microwave oven is covered by Panasonic under a one-year limited warranty while the Magnetron tube has an extended warranty of up to five years. --Cristina Vaamonde