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Should You Buy a Panasonic Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 13 April 2020
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should you buy a Panasonic Microwave?

Panasonic is one of the most popular microwave brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, TVs and bread makers.

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 15,000 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 $140 for the NN-SN936 which has an interior capacity of 62L, a microwave power of 1,250W and is a countertop microwave and go up to $221 for the NE-1025F which has an interior capacity of 23L, a microwave power of 1,000W and is a countertop microwave. The average price of a new Panasonic microwave is $184.

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%
4,124 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
95%
95%
396 reviews
#3
Germany
91%
91%
276 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
247 reviews
#5
South Korea
82%
82%
2,055 reviews
#6
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#7
Swan
78%
78%
1,235 reviews
#8
United States
77%
77%
80 reviews
#9
Avanti
77%
77%
1 review
#10
Zanussi
Italy
75%
75%
22 reviews
#11
South Korea
73%
73%
197 reviews
#12
Tower
70%
70%
58 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
64%
64%
47 reviews
#14
Emerson Radio
64%
64%
0 reviews
#15
Medion
64%
64%
2 reviews
#16
Akai
Japan
64%
64%
22 reviews
#17
Danby
63%
63%
0 reviews
#18
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
5 reviews
#19
RCA
60%
60%
0 reviews
#20
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#21
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#22
Brentwood
55%
55%
0 reviews
#23
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

Panasonic 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%.

There's a smaller selection of Panasonic microwaves available compared to other microwave brands, with only 6 Panasonic microwaves currently on the market in the US. Panasonic microwaves also tend to be cheaper than most other microwave brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Panasonic microwave is $48 (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
$186
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$184
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
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

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

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 Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Samsung Breville
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
65%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
49%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
88%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
80%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
Average
83%
6 reviews
68%
4 reviews
87%
4 reviews
89%
3 reviews
65%
2 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 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 received by 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 Beko Russell Hobbs Panasonic Samsung Breville
Which? logo
1
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
3
1

How Reliable Are Panasonic Microwaves?

We checked over 15,000 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

all the major controls are very robust feeling - the rotary knob has a pleasing smoothness to its operation
Amazon
Very reliable
johnlewis.com
Hope this Panasonic product has reliability as good as before
Walmart.com
Unfortunately the glass broke
Tesco.com
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