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 1,700 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 $287 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 $187.
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.
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.
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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 $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 $171
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price $187
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 has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its microwaves than most other microwave brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.
Over 86% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Panasonic microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 86% 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.
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.
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:
all the major controls are very robust feeling - the rotary knob has a pleasing smoothness to its operation
Unfortunately the glass broke
Hope this Panasonic product has reliability as good as before