Microwave keeps going into "cooling" mode and stops working
Everytime I microwave anything for say a few minutes, the microwave goes into "cool" mode, which prevents me from using it for like 10 minutes. So if I was to microwave more than 1 thing, it'll make me wait 10 minutes before progressing again. This is absolutely stupid and unnecessary.
There is no way to bypass this from what I can see.
Avoid this microwave
I can’t understand any positive reviews for this microwave. All the negative reviews are accurate. It doesn’t heat evenly. It has broken multiple bowls and plates of mine (all of which I had used in previous machines for years with no issues). It heats the bowl or plate but not the food. It is loud, very loud when operating and cooling. We returned the first one as it rattled so badly the neighbours complained. Second one not much better. Will try and return when I have the time to. I’m surprised they still sell this microwave.
14mths old now suddenly door will no longer latch and stay closed, bought from Costco November 2018
Loved the idea of no turn table, has been a great microwave up until now, although I have found sometimes things take a little longer to heat up then the old fashioned ones I wasnt to bothered, but now the dam door wont close and seems as though I've wasted $260 for nothing which makes me mad as we are a family of 7 on a strict budget and now I must find spare money to replace a microwave I was expecting to last maybe 10yrs being a Panasonic! Very disappointed dont waste your money like I did!
Purchased a new Microwave just before xmas and had to return as the scraping noise and whirring noise. Was not good. Was replaced but this one has different rattling noise when working. Why can't companies make a decent product. I have noticed there are a lot of queries about noise. And all you say is contact Consumer Care. Really. There is a problem with the microwave
Purchased in December 2019 at Harveys.
This microwave is superb
We purchased this Microwave from Domayne and have been thrilled with it! The oven has no rotating disc so makes it easy to clean. The results are phenomenal with all our food being equally cooked or warmed. I thoroughly recommend this essential item for every kitchen.
I like that this is easy to use, easy to program once a read the guide, and easy to clean. works well, is powerful although I would have liked a standing function/timer as I use that to cook rice.
No problems so far.
Purchased in August 2019.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
My new microwave Make loud noise when it is operating is this normal, other then that i find it quit good for what it does, it defrost even, the touch pad Is easy to use
Purchased in November 2019 for $249.00.
Do not purchase
We owned this model for approx 2 yrs and did not expect to have to replace our microwave within that timeframe. However, from the beginning, we experienced issues with the door latch. Basically it becomes loose and therefore the light won't go off, so the microwave won't operate. Got it fixed whilst under warranty when it got so bad that no amount of jiggling the handle worked. Never really fixed the problem and it just got worse to the point where it was no longer operable. Very frustrating and a waste of money. Ended up replacing it with a cheaper brand with sturdier handle. A good example of prioritising style over function; like the streamlined look but it was essentially non-functional.
Purchased in November 2017.
Worst microwave and complete waste of money
I wish we never purchased this microwave, we were talked into this microwave from the sales person. It sounded promising it the sales pitch. It is literally the worst microwave we have ever owned. It does not cook or reheat evenly. It clearly wasn't tested properly. What a piece of junk. I want to throw it out the window sometimes. I contacted Panasonic and they give you a big spiel about what bowls to use and how to use it correctly. Save yourself the hassle and do not purchase one to start with. I am fairly sure these wont stay on the market for long.
Just as slow as our fan forced oven - so disappointed and frustrated every time we use it.
We were told this microwave would save electricity, however, what used to take 2 minutes to reheat thoroughly (ie small bowl of potato bake, large bowl of soup, plate of stuffed tomatoes, Chinese takeaway - list goes on) now takes close to 10 mins or more and the plate/bowl is so hot you burn your hands yet the food is not piping hot. It takes almost as long as putting it in an oven. Even pizza which used to take 20 secs now takes closer to 90 secs. It's a complete waste of our time waiting to reheat food only to the burn out hands. We have to ...eat tea staggered because it's not possible to reheat food for a family of 3 in 5 mins. I gather we're not saving electricity either. Another dumb feature is you can inky cook in multiples of 10 secs/minutes. You can not use the timer and heat food simultaneously. Had to return first one as door was crooked and left a small gap. The flat bed is a great idea though.
Purchased in December 2018 for $330.00.
- Verified purchase
Love the no turntable
I like that this microwav doesn't have a turntable, so I can put in larger and rectangular cookware without it hitting the sides. Very easy to use and I like the sleek design and the ease of cleaning inside.
The only thing I have noticed on the down side though is that it seems to take double the time to heat everything compared to ones i have used in the past, and following the recommended guidelines. Deep dishes fit well in the microwave but I do find there’s uneven cooking and length of time required can vary but I got used to it.
Not sure I would buy the same one again though.
Just purchased the Microwave Inverter NN-SF574S and put into a new kitchen today. We also bought the trim and had cupboards made for it. I cannot see the display window at all! The light is too dim!
I have contacted Panasonic and have sent a photograph as requested. An engineer is to ring me apparently. I expect it to be fixed ASAP or .....
Worst microwave I have ever used, let alone owned.
We bought this less than 6 months ago and loved the concept of a flat turntable. We quickly realised that it doesn't heat evenly. Then the door got harder and harder to close, and now the thing doesn't turn on at all. It has basically died after less than 6 months of use. Beyond disappointed.
Not the Best
I’ve always believed Panasonic offered superior products until SF574S. The concept is great but poorly executed. The door isn’t fitted straight which worry’s me that it leaking heat out. It’s extremely noisy, I would actually compare the noise to a tracker. The LED light within the oven is very dim.
Definitely don’t buy
Lasted 14 mths before I started having issues. Wouldn’t start. Going straight to cooling, have to give it a bit of a shake then hope it will start. door hard to shut. Yes I thought it was good too when I first got it but so disappointed that a Panasonic product ( supposed to be good quality) only lasted a short time. I have read Panasonic that there are many reviews saying much the same thing. The reviews that say they are happy with this product haven’t had them for more than 12 mths yet .This product needs to be pulled from the shelf .
Love this Microwave
Had to replace the old one, and this was on special at JB. It doesn't have a turntable which seems weird at first, but means that you can use larger and rectangular cookware. The controls are easy to get used to and it's easy to reset the clock when the power goes out. All in all, happy to recommend this appliance.
- Verified purchase
Panasonic Flatbed Inverter Microwave (No Turntable)
Control panel with a plethora of options including auto functions for reheating, defrosting, melt and soften, pasta, bread to mention a few
Flatbed with no turntable means I can put in a much larger size dish for both cooking and reheating food
Easy to wipe clean
Only downside is the noise it makes whilst cooling down
- Verified purchase
Love the no turntable
Food keeps moisture...Easy to use control panel...Heats food evenly...Easy to clean as there is no turntable to take in and out of the microwave...Like the stainless steel look as well.
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Questions & Answers
Just replaced our Microwave with A Sharp NN-SF668S. Can't make the more or less buttons do any thing. Did I get a bad one or am I missing something? Tried the popcorn setting as described in the manual still nothing. Thanks Gordon
How can I brighten the control panel of my Panasonic microwave model # NN-SC668S. It's too dark.
Panasonic Australia C.Panasonic
Hi Miran, sorry this isn't something you can adjust.
Well why would you make a display that is too DIM. I have myopeia anyways and the dim even in a dimmed room display is annoying. Whatever dim-witted [sic] fool at Panasonic decided to make it this dim at Panasonic as a default needs a kick in the ring. [Irrelevant content removed] The door doesn't close properly either. Really annoyed about this.
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