The One about the Panasonic NN-SN973S Stainless 2.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop/Built-In Microwave with Inverter Technology


When it comes to microwaves, there is no doubt that there are many in the market, each offers something new and different or just the basic needs that people are looking for.

But for those who are needing a new microwave or to upgrade, one may want to take a look at the Panasonic NN-SN973S 2.2 Cubic foot, 1250-Watt Inverter Microwave.

Let’s take a look at how this microwave works!


Upon receiving the shipment, I freaked out a bit because the box was huge (width wise) and wasn’t sure if it would fit in our usual kitchen corner area where we keep our microwaves. But upon opening the box and placing the microwave in the corner, it fit just perfectly.

The box comes with the microwave, the glass dish to go inside (and rotates) the microwave and instructions.

My first impressions was how sleek the microwave looked with the steel trim and how it complimented our kitchen area. When I opened the microwave door, the first thing you notice is how spacious things are inside.

Programming the new time was easy and some mentioned the light was dim, but it depends on the angle you are in but it’s not so bad but some may like the bigger illumination of other microwaves…but I didn’t mind too much with the illumination of this microwave, it was fine.

I went ahead and made miso soup and noticed there is no large piercing sounds when it’s done cooking. Our previous microwave would shoot out several audible beeps but this one, its short and quick. So, parents of newborns, shouldn’t have to worry about the large repeated sounds of heating things up in the microwave.

But the buttons are quite easy to use…sensor reheat, popcorn, sensor cook, keep warm, quick minute, Inverter Turbo Defrost. There is also a child lock.

For the keep warm feature, it keeps food warm for up to 30 minutes after cooking.

The Inverter Turbo Defrost Feature allows to defrost food by entering the weight. So, if it’s 14-15 ounces, just hit the Inverter Turbo Defrost, hit 15 and hit start.

Sensor Reheat allows to reheat cooked, refrigerated food without setting a time.

Sensor Cook feature allows you to cook food without setting a time. You can select the desired food on the display window. Such as oatmeal, breakfast sausage, omelete, frozen entrees, frozen pizza, potatoes, fresh vegetables, pasta, fish fillet, etc.

But for the most part, the microwave is easy to figure out.

The instructions are quite detailed (in English and Spanish) and also comes with microwave recipes and how to clean your microwave.

Yes, there are new technology of microwaves out there. Some that toast and bake, some with televisions built inside it.

But the Panasonic NN-SN973S 2.2 Inverter Technology Microwave Oven, 1250 watt is a microwave for those who want a microwave that is large and spacious inside, has buttons to choose what heating need to be done and don’t want to randomly choose a number. If anything, the microwave makes things much easier for people to defrost and cook food. Enter the ounces for defrosting or enter a sensor cook by looking at the food display shown on the display screen.

So, this microwave does try to take the guesswork out for some people who worry about those things but for the most part, this microwave looks stylish, very spacious and gets the job done!

I have read other reviews about people who have had the latch broken off, I have never had that problem with this microwave but like anything similar to even a washer, slamming the doors can lead to broken latches. You have to be gentle with it and also remind the children to be gentle with how they close the doors. But I haven’t had an issue with this for a microwave and hopefully never will.

Panasonic does have an Inverter technology Microwave with Convection technology but it is a bit pricey.

But for those looking for a microwave with a lot of space and a microwave that takes a lot of the guesswork of cooking food in the microwave or defrost in the microwave and one that looks stylish, I do recommend the Panasonic NN-SN973S 2.2!

Highly recommended!