Updated 20 Dec 2017

Panasonic

NN-ST655W

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-ST655W is a 32L standard microwave with sensor-cook. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

NN-ST655W
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 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
$400

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
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
Built-in kit available, sold separately.
Availability
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