Updated 20 Dec 2017

Panasonic

NN-ST655WQPQ

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-ST655WQPQ is a 32L standard microwave with sensor-cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

NN-ST655WQPQ
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$400

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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.
  • OK at defrosting chicken.
  • Good at reheating quiche.
  • Excellent at melting chocolate on auto-melt setting.
  • Door press lever is easy to use.
  • Digital display is clear.

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 a September 2018 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
$400

Brand survey results

2018 brand reliability (%)
93%
2018 brand satisfaction (%)
72%

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.0
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
6.4

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 39
Measured useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
34
Number of power levels
10
Running costs ($/year)
$14
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$5

Features

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

More Info

Notes
Built-in kit available, sold separately.
Availability
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