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

$380

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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.

Avg prices are from an August 2017 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
$380

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

Measured capacity (L)
32
Wattage
1100
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
53 x 31 x 40
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
36 x 24 x 37
Measured 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
-
Availability
-

Member reviews

Reliability

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

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