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Good combi microwave,
This review is from: Panasonic NN-CF778SBPQ Family Size Combination Microwave Oven, 1000 Watt, Stainless Steel (Kitchen & Home)
We had a Panasonic combi microwave (NNA883) before that served us well for about 5 years. As good as our old one was, this is better. The NNA883 couldn't quite cook a pizza evenly. this model has no problems at all. We have had it now for 2 months and it gets used everyday cooking a wide variety of food. It cooks them all well. Well recommended. Presumably, the silver plastic version is just as good at cooking!
The only annoyance with it is that the timer jumps up in 5 minute steps after 10 minutes. This is OK as it has two timers. So, you can cook for, say, 12 minutes by setting timer 1 to 10 minutes and timer 2 to 2 minutes.
A tip for anyone looking at Panasonic microwaves. Read the manuals on the Panasonic website and you will notice that some say "Do not cook on both shelves in oven mode". This is true for the microwaves that can only go up to 200 degrees. Well, these are the microwaves that use the grill to heat the oven. Those that can cook on both shelves and heat up beyond 200 degrees are 'proper' ovens.
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Initial post: 28 Sep 2009 11:20:42 BDT
Ms. Veronica Piccolo says:
so it 's this combi a real oven or it uses the grill?
Posted on 25 Apr 2010 22:07:46 BDT
shame its only available in stainless steel or silver..!
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2010 18:47:58 GMT
Des Shaw says:
Two timers? I can only see one, as well as the timer button on the control pad, but I can't see how to select an "odd" number (like 12 minutes) - any clues please?
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2010 10:41:48 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2011 11:53:22 GMT
The oven actually has 3 timers, which can be set to different cooking functions to run sequentially. Using your example, of 12 minutes, set the cooking function (e.g. convection) and the temperature, and then the cooking time for for 10 minutes. Then input exactly the same function and temperature again, and then set the time to 2 minutes. This will be assigned to timer 2. Press Start, and the 2 stages will run sequentially, giving you your 12 minutes cooking time. A convoluted way of getting around a ridiculous design flaw, but there it is for what it's worth.
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 10:14:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2011 10:22:02 GMT
A reader says:
Hi, thank you very much for your review, I just got mine today. I have a question, mine makes a noise when connected even when it's not being use. Is that normal? The noise is not really nice and I wouldn't accept to have such a noise in the kitchen at all times. The noise is like a combination between a vibration and static.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2011 10:51:51 GMT
No, the oven should be absolutely silent when not in use, as nothing should be running other than the digital clock, so yours is quite clearly faulty. I would advise that you request a replacement straight away.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2011 12:17:58 GMT
Astraea thank you so much for your quick answer. It's such a bad luck, since I'm in Belgium and it would be a bit difficult to send it back. Well, I couldn't find the same model here that's why I ordered from Amazon, but I'm not sure I will order it again, since it will be difficult to get it into the post office without a car! Thanks again,
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2011 12:39:48 GMT
I would have thought that with such a large and heavy item as this, Amazon would arrange for a courier to collect from you. Certainly that's what would happen here in the UK. Why not contact them and see what they say.