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Should You Buy a Panasonic Microwave?

Matthew
Updated 05 January 2021
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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 TVs, digital cameras and camcorders.

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 17,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Panasonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular microwaves. Their microwaves start at $35 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 $215 for the NN-SN966S which has an interior capacity of 62L, a microwave power of 1,250W and is a built-in microwave. The average price of a new Panasonic microwave is $178.

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. 3 best microwave brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Panasonic is the 3rd best microwave brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
4,628 reviews
#2
Magic Chef
92%
92%
952 reviews
#3
Japan
89%
89%
218 reviews
#4
Germany
89%
89%
276 reviews
#5
Swan
83%
83%
1,273 reviews
#6
Tower
82%
82%
82 reviews
#7
Avanti
79%
79%
1 review
#8
Japan
79%
79%
765 reviews
#9
South Korea
77%
77%
195 reviews
#10
South Korea
77%
77%
2,708 reviews
#11
Miele
Germany
74%
74%
19 reviews
#12
Medion
73%
73%
15 reviews
#13
Igenix
72%
72%
186 reviews
#14
Germany
71%
71%
19 reviews
#15
Italy
66%
66%
7 reviews
#16
United States
65%
65%
80 reviews
#17
Italy
64%
64%
22 reviews
#18
64%
64%
171 reviews
#19
Emerson Radio
63%
63%
0 reviews
#20
LG
South Korea
62%
62%
5 reviews
#21
Danby
62%
62%
0 reviews
#22
RCA
60%
60%
0 reviews
#23
Fersay
57%
57%
0 reviews
#24
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#25
Brentwood
54%
54%
0 reviews
#26
Gastroback
53%
53%
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 9 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 89%.

The average review score for a Panasonic microwave is 89%.

Panasonic microwaves 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
$231
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,749
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$178
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,049
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
4
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Panasonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
143
4 stars
52
3 stars
7
2 stars
2
1 star
7
Panasonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its microwaves than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 83% of expert reviews and 92% of user reviews for Panasonic microwaves are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% 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 Swan Panasonic Hotpoint
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
69%
4 reviews
74%
3 reviews
78%
1 review
77%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
1 review
70%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
1 review
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
1 review
ichip.ru logo
91%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
66%
1 review
Average
83%
6 reviews
81%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
82%
3 reviews
69%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Panasonic Microwaves Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 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 Swan Panasonic Hotpoint
Which? logo
1
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
Total
1
1
2

How Reliable Are Panasonic Microwaves?

We checked over 17,000 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
Excellent Build Quality
johnlewis.com
Hope this Panasonic product has reliability as good as before
Walmart.com
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