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Should You Buy a Panasonic Microwave?

Updated 15 August 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's 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 1,700 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 $137 for the NN-SN686SR which has an interior capacity of 34L, a microwave power of 1,200W and is a built-in microwave and go up to $271 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 $181.

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%
3,959 reviews
#2
Germany
94%
94%
275 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
247 reviews
#4
Magic Chef
88%
88%
72 reviews
#5
South Korea
86%
86%
1,741 reviews
#6
Avanti
83%
83%
1 review
#7
Swan
83%
83%
1,236 reviews
#8
South Korea
81%
81%
197 reviews
#9
Japan
80%
80%
765 reviews
#10
United States
79%
79%
80 reviews
#11
Zanussi
Italy
77%
77%
22 reviews
#12
United States
73%
73%
349 reviews
#13
AEG
Germany
71%
71%
47 reviews
#14
Beko
Turkey
71%
71%
261 reviews
#15
Germany
70%
70%
19 reviews
#16
CDA
United Kingdom
70%
70%
14 reviews
#17
RCA
66%
66%
0 reviews
#18
Danby
66%
66%
0 reviews
#19
Breville
Australia
66%
66%
76 reviews
#20
Kenwood
United Kingdom
65%
65%
2,134 reviews
#21
Candy
Italy
65%
65%
2 reviews
#22
Akai
Japan
64%
64%
22 reviews
#23
Germany
64%
64%
48 reviews
#24
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
4 reviews
#25
Tower
62%
62%
0 reviews
#26
Montpellier
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Emerson Radio
58%
58%
0 reviews
#28
Haier
China
55%
55%
0 reviews
#29
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
53%
53%
0 reviews
#30
Caso
53%
53%
1 review

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 10 Panasonic microwaves currently on the market in the US. Panasonic microwaves also 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 $46 (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
$176
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,199
Price Distribution of All Microwaves
No. Of Microwaves
Average Price
$181
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,399
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 87% 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

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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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?

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