I JUST HATE THIS OVEN TOO!!
I am a serious baker and after having baked hundreds of perfect cakes in the now discontinued National Genius Convection Oven for over 20 years I chose what I thought was an upgraded replacement model.
I am so, so disappointed. Every single cake I have baked in the few couple of months has burnt on the right side where the light is situated just as described by other reviewers. When I contacted National I was informed that thats the way it is and there is nothing they can do about it.They even suggested opening the oven and rotating the cake ...
I bought it in Jan 2015. So far had used it to bake peanut cookies, cheesecake and also recently egg tarts. But seems it bake unevenly all the time. Noticed that the right side which near the light (at your right side while facing the oven) tend to cook and turn to brown colour faster than the left. Once the baking time finished the right is burned and the left fine nice in colour and cooked. I have tried to turn the tray by pause the oven half way cooking I found it very troublesome and anyway this is not suppose to be as convection oven. Please help to advise.
easy to operate
Only had this 1 week so far but am very happy with the purchase.
Great size, more height than my previous Panasonic which is 25 years old and still going strong.
Happy with everything, probably the only criticism would be the operating buttons are not backlit so may be not good for persons with poor vision.
- Verified purchase
Got some minor issues...but time will heal
Lacks enough shelving heights.
Watch out when washing the wire rack in a sink, it catches water in between ends tip it wrong and the water is down your front.
Control Panel way too small for people with poor vision. Enlarged photo shows controls nicely.
Cooks well on all mode after a bit of experimenting.
I am likely to report back in about six months with any changes.
OK people almost 3 years later (June 2019) No go!
Went to preheat the oven, control panel seems ok, press start - no fan, no heat nothing further. Did all the usual troubleshooting...
Not a happy chappy
What a pile of uneven soggy steaming half baked crap.
My previous microwave was a National (Panasonic) convection microwave, the one with the temperature probe, it served myself and family for close to 30 years. We "upgraded" to a flash new whizzbang modern microwave, the Panasonic NN-CF874B, then stepped back into the dark ages.
From the first switch on it was flawed via the LCD display, it locked up after the time had been set and had to be unplugged to be reset, then a cup of milk was put in to the ample cavity and door closed, no go "close door", door is closed, so open door and close again ...
Disappointed Emensely It Has Rusted Already And It Has Only Been In Use Since 23/2/2015 Thats Five M
Rust bucket I can see this micro will not last like my last Panasonic one. I cannot believe the water it creates, obviously a very bad design. What is Panasonic going to do about this? Panasonic is usually a great product what is going on. I hope they do a recall and replace it with a niece that is as good as my last one. Lots of very unhappy customers not good.
I hate this oven.
We have 3 cooks in our family, and all three of us dislike this oven.A lot! We have had it installed for about 4 months now, and although it has good points - it looks good, nice fold down door, very easy to clean, can use rectangular dishes - the bad points outweigh the good for my family. As a microwave, it is really slow. Strange, but it takes almost twice as long to cook as our previous oven did. As a convection oven, it cooks unevenly. A cake will singe at the back before the front is cooked, unless the cake is removed and turned around ...mid way through the cooking process. Not exactly ideal when cooking a sponge cake. I also find it a pain to program. I like simple and minimalistic. The multiple taps and swipes necessary to program this oven is very irritating when it could be so much simpler. We really regret buying this awful appliance.
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