Updated 20 Dec 2017

Panasonic

NN-ST34HWQPQ

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-ST34HWQPQ is a 24L standard microwave with auto-cook and auto-reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

NN-ST34HWQPQ
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$289

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Test results

Overall score
81
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli and defrosting mince.
  • Good at defrosting chicken and reheating quiche.
  • Digital display is clear.
  • Large pull door handle is easy to use.

But

  • Just OK visibility through door.
  • Crevices around the exterior, mainly around door release button, where grime can accumulate.

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
$289

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.7
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.6

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
24
Wattage
800
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
49 x 29 x 40
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
32 x 21 x 35
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
29
Number of power levels
5
Running costs ($/year)
$9
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$2

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
×
Quick start
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
×
Multi-stage cooking
×
Standalone timer
Stainless steel exterior
×
Inverter
×

More Info

Notes
-
Availability
-