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Should You Buy a Panasonic Microwave?

Updated 29 October 2019 by Matthew
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Panasonic is one of the most popular microwave brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, bread makers and TVs.

If you are wondering how Panasonic microwaves compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,800 microwaves by objectively and impartially analysing over 14,000 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $138 for the NN-SU656 which has an interior capacity of 37L, a microwave power of 1,100W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $281 for the NN-CT57 which has an interior capacity of 27L, a microwave power of 1,000W and is a countertop microwave. The average price of a new Panasonic microwave is $188.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular microwaves.

Is Panasonic the Best Microwave Brand?

So are Panasonic microwaves any good? We give every microwave a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all microwaves we are able to impartially rank all the microwave brands.

Panasonic is ranked the No. 4 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 4th best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
3,988 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
275 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
93%
93%
72 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
247 reviews
#5
South Korea
86%
86%
1,746 reviews
#6
Swan
86%
86%
1,213 reviews
#7
Avanti
85%
85%
1 review
#8
Japan
81%
81%
765 reviews
#9
United States
79%
79%
80 reviews
#10
South Korea
79%
79%
197 reviews
#11
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
28 reviews
#12
Zanussi
Italy
71%
71%
22 reviews
#13
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#14
United States
66%
66%
348 reviews
#15
Breville
Australia
65%
65%
76 reviews
#16
Beko
Turkey
65%
65%
261 reviews
#17
Danby
65%
65%
0 reviews
#18
Germany
64%
64%
19 reviews
#19
LG
South Korea
64%
64%
4 reviews
#20
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#21
Akai
Japan
64%
64%
22 reviews
#22
Tower
63%
63%
0 reviews
#23
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#24
RCA
62%
62%
0 reviews
#25
Haier
China
56%
56%
0 reviews
#26
Brentwood
55%
55%
0 reviews
#27
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Panasonic microwaves compare to the other microwave brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All microwave Brands
Panasonic Microwaves

There's a wide selection of Panasonic microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with 10 Panasonic microwaves currently on the market in the US. Panasonic also have better reviews than the typical microwave brand, with the average rating of a Panasonic microwave being 90%.

The average review score for a Panasonic microwave is 90%.

However Panasonic microwaves tend to be more expensive than most other microwave brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Panasonic microwave is $47 (based on a person typically using a microwave for 30 minutes per day), which makes them less efficient than most other microwave brands.

No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$185
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$188
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,699
Price Distribution of Panasonic Microwaves

What Do the Panasonic Microwave Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Panasonic microwave to work out the average distribution of reviews for Panasonic and then compared this to the other microwave brands.

Panasonic logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
5
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Panasonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
171
4 stars
52
3 stars
7
2 stars
2
1 star
7
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its microwaves than most other microwave brands.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Panasonic microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Microwave brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Panasonic microwaves by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other microwave brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Sharp
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
73%
3 reviews
63%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
95%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
dday.it logo
81%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
82%
7 reviews
84%
5 reviews
89%
4 reviews
66%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Panasonic microwaves. This means that Panasonic has more awards for its microwaves than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Panasonic to other popular microwave brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Panasonic has more awards for its microwaves than any other brand.

Compare all award winning microwaves

Number of Awards Panasonic Beko Samsung Russell Hobbs Sharp
Which? logo
1
1
2
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
Total
4
1
2
2

How Reliable Are Panasonic Microwaves?

We checked over 14,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Panasonic microwaves. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Panasonic microwave owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Panasonic microwaves are reliable.

So, most people think that Panasonic microwaves are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Panasonic microwaves that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Unsurprisingly the unit is well built
Amazon
Unfortunately the glass broke
Tesco.com
trusty panasonic combi-microwave
johnlewis.com
Hope this Panasonic product has reliability as good as before
Walmart.com

What is the Best High End Panasonic Microwave?

Panasonic NN-CT57

$281.34
Lords Electrical
Panasonic NN-CT57
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Panasonic NN-CT57
1,000W
27L
CAPACITY
6
POWER LEVELS
$381
OVER 10 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Panasonic microwave then the Panasonic NN-CT57 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $281.34.

Features We Love:
Big interior capacity (27L)
Six power levels
Grill
Child lock
Convection cooking

A good spec but only average value for money freestanding microwave, with ok running costs.

79
Features
Good Features
65
Value for Money
Good
69
Running Costs
$380 Over 10 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the NN-CT57 in the US is $281.34 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Panasonic Microwave?
Is Panasonic the Best Microwave Brand?
What Do the Panasonic Microwave Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Microwaves Received?
How Reliable Are Panasonic Microwaves?
What is the Best High End Panasonic Microwave?

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