Updated 12 Oct 2016

Panasonic

NN-ST641W

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-ST641W is a standard microwave with 6 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

NN-ST641W
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$250

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Test results

Overall score
78
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

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

But

  • Poor visibility through door.
  • Noisy cooling fan (which stays on for 1 minute after programmed time).

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
$250

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.3
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.6

Specifications

Measured capacity (L)
32
Wattage
1100
Claimed external WxHxD (cm)
53 x 31 x 39
Measured useable internal WxHxD (cm)
36 x 24 x 37
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
34
Number of power levels
6
Running costs ($/year)
$14
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$5

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
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Availability
-

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Reliability

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