Updated 12 Oct 2016

Panasonic

NN-SD691S

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-SD691S is a standard microwave with 10 power levels and sensor cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

NN-SD691S
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$350

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Test results

Overall score
75
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Very good at defrosting mince and chicken.
  • OK at reheating quiche.

But

  • Very difficult to see through the door.
  • Noisy cooling fan (which stays on for one minute after programmed time).
  • Stainless-steel exterior requires extra effort to clean.

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
$350

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.2
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
5.8

Specifications

Capacity (L)
32
Wattage
1100
External WxHxD (cm)
53 x 31 x 40
Useable internal WxHxD (cm)
36 x 24 x 37
Useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
34
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$15
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$5

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
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Availability
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Reliability

We received information on 2897 microwaves in our 2016 appliance reliability survey.

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