Updated 14 Sep 2017

Panasonic

NN-CF874BQPQ

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-CF874BQPQ is a built-in/benchtop combination microwave with 6 power levels and auto-cook. How well does it cook and grill?

NN-CF874BQPQ
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1699

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Test results

Overall score
70
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Good at microwave cooking and grilling.
  • OK at combination cooking.
  • Very good at convection cooking.
  • Excellent at melting chocolate on auto-melt setting.
  • OK to use.
  • 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.
  • Large pull door handle.
  • Comes with glass shelf, enamel shelf and wire shelf.
  • Self-cleaning catalytic plates on top and back wall.
  • Grill element isn’t exposed.
  • Flat bed (no turntable), so easier to clean.
  • Drip tray at front of oven collects excess water during cooking and is easy to remove and clean.

But

  • Very difficult to see through the door during cooking.
  • 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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1699

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
7.5
Scones
8.5
Roast chicken
7.5
Pizza
5.5
Microwave
7.9
Combination
6.5
Grill
7.5
Convection
8.5
Ease of use
5.5

Specifications

Capacity (L)
29
Wattage
1000
External WxHxD (cm)
48 x 38 x 44
Useable internal WxHxD (cm)
41 x 22 x 32
Useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
n/a
Number of power levels
6
Running costs ($/year)
$14.39
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$5.53

Features

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

More Info

Notes
Door opens downwards.
Availability
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