Panasonic NN-C994S Genius Prestige 1-1 2-Cubic-Foot 1100-Watt Convection Microwave Oven,... by Food Drying Books
Updated on 10-1-2012.
Panasonic Inverter Technology perfects the art of cooking with microwave ovens, delivering delicious flavor, excellent color, and superb shape and texture in the foods you cook. The consistent delivery of microwave energy means delicate foods can simmer without the edges and surfaces overcooking. Foods have the look and taste you expect — without the wait! The convection oven setting performs like a full-size oven, delivering benefits such as more even browning for baking cakes and pies, and faster roasting of poultry and meats, which seals in juices and prevents drying out. The Stainless Fingerprint Resistant finish on the front of our Genius Prestige Convection microwave ovens helps reduce the amount of unsightly smudging normally found on stainless appliances. So your microwave will look its best even when you are preparing some of your messiest recipes.
I bought this oven one week ago to replace a Sharp model R-930CS convection microwave, which I had been using for almost 2 years. The black display on the Sharp was hard to read and the microwave didn't work as well as the $79 one I use at work. It was really a leap of faith to buy another convection microwave expecting different results but I found an outstanding deal on Ebay so I took the plunge.So far this oven has met all of my expectations. It heats my frozen entrees completely and it does a great job popping popcorn. It even has 3 different levels for popping different sized bags. The sensor reheat works well too.I've even had a couple of happy surprises. First of all I noticed this oven is really nice looking. Not only are the buttons easier to read than the touchpad I used before but they have a stylish high quality appearance. I also like the ceramic turntable more than the metal one I had before. It may not contain large spills as well but I'm guessing it'll be easier to clean.The biggest surprise for me has been how intuitive/user-friendly the controls have been. After selecting the function I want to use (e.g. microwave, convection, sensor cook, etc.), the next appropriate button or knob lights up so there's no need to read the text message to know which step to take next. I've barely had to refer to the instruction manual at all.I haven't had a chance to use the convection oven yet so I'll have to come back and update my review when I do. I guess I'm just not as wary about the convection functions because all of the problems I had with my previous oven were related to the microwave functions. Of course reliability will take much longer to determine too. But so far so good!Update after 3 months - This is definately the right oven for me. I've pretty much used all of its features now and I can't think of any negatives. The convection oven works great and the ceramic tray is a breeze to wash. I haven't regretted my decision for a moment.