Updated 14 Sep 2017

Panasonic

NN-CF770MQPQ

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-CF770MQPQ is a built-in/benchtop combination microwave with 6 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it cook and grill?

NN-CF770MQPQ
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$590

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Test results

Overall score
72
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at microwave cooking.
  • OK at combination cooking and grilling.
  • Good at convection cooking.
  • OK to use.
  • Good selection of auto-cook and auto-reheat programmes.
  • Digital display is bright and clear.
  • Audio feedback when using controls.
  • Audio feedback to prompt putting food in once the oven’s preheated on convection mode.
  • Comes with high rack, low rack, glass dish and oven tray.
  • Self-cleaning catalytic plate on back wall.
  • Flat bed (no turntable), so easier to clean.

But

  • Very difficult to see through the door during cooking.
  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Controls can accumulate grime.
  • Difficult to clean around exposed grill element.
  • Noticeable fan noise after cooking completed.
  • No catchment area inside in case of spills.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.

Avg prices are from a September 2018 survey (combination models) and November 2017 survey (standard/standard with grill models).

Running costs ($/year) are evaluated on reheating a plated meal once a day (with electricity costs at 26¢/kWh).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$590

Brand survey results

2018 brand reliability (%)
93%
2018 brand satisfaction (%)
72%

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
6.0
Scones
7.5
Roast chicken
5.0
Pizza
7.0
Microwave
9.2
Combination
6.0
Grill
6.0
Convection
7.5
Ease of use
5.7

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
23
Wattage
1000
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
53 x 33 x 49
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
35 x 20 x 33
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
n/a
Number of power levels
6
Running costs ($/year)
$11
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$2

Features

Sensor cook
No
Sensor reheat
No
Auto cook
Yes
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
Yes
Quick start
No
Adjust time during cooking
No
Delayed start
Yes
Multi-stage cooking
Yes
Standalone timer
Yes
Stainless steel exterior
No
Inverter
Yes

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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