Panasonic NN-CT870WBPQ Combination Microwave Oven, White
Just what a I wanted. Amazed at some of the things it does. Delivery fantastic, ordered on line lunchtime Monday delivered 9.30 Tuesday without charge fantastic service having been to the store in Exeter to view product. They did not have white in store but fetched stainless steel out of store for me to look at, very impressed all round!
01 January 2013
Disappionting new model
Had brilliant service from previous model Dimention 4 Combination oven for all cooking, mainly as a fan assisted oven for around 16 years before eventual failure.
Purchaced this model as replacement assuming it would be similar, but disappionted on many features.
Although the internal dimentions were fairly close, the usable shelf depth is 70mm less. More worrying the shelf no longer has the safety feature of locking onto the side runner, and whereas the earlier shelf would slide forward and lock to slide containers forward to test if cooked the new model only sits on a side runner and if moved forward at all soon becomes unstable and will tip up and drop a hot dish on your feet.
The door opening is also much less than the previous model leaving a hot door perilously close to your elbow when used to the previous model.
Cooking on convection mode is also not a patch on the old model and after several replacement ovens and contact with Panasonic it seems only possible to use electric oven settings not fan oven and only use the top shelf if you expect to use conventional temperature and time settings. This is of course very limiting on the capacity of the oven.
However the oven does work well as a microwave for which the limited door opening and afterthought shelf seem far more suited.
You may not notice most of the above if this is your first Panasonic Combination oven but for long time owners upgrading then beware.
13 November 2012
Every day excellence!
White, shiny and new! What a pleasure to find something in white! I bought this to replace the one bought many years ago, but needed to retire gracefully on grounds of age. The appliance is in daily use, often at every meal in one or other of it's capacities. Being disabled means I cannot bend to use my conventional oven or reach the grill. This appliance sits on my worksurface and is at just the right height for me. Wouldn't be without it for baking superb sponge cakes, producing crispy jacket potatoes, cooking casseroles fast or just heating my milky nightcap. I would recommend this appliance to all who need a versatile cooking aid, or extra cooking capacity when feeding large numbers of visitors. Easy to use and a comprehensive recipe book too.
02 October 2012
Great looking TV
We are senior citizens and decided to go for a bit of modernisation. Great looking TV and although it will take us ages to get to grips with it we are delighted.
02 September 2012
First rate tool
Our first Panasonic lasted 18 years and was well used,So far this micro wave hasdone every thing asked of it and we are more than pleased.
01 September 2012
Excellent combi microwave oven
Easy to use on all functions, oven cooks really evenly with one or both shelves, very impressed.
27 August 2012
Large Capacity, great for families.
Product arrived very quickly. Easy to set up. Is easy to use once you know what combination to cook on for each item your cooking . Instruction book could do with being more comprehensive, still not sure what to cook some products on so use convection which isnt as powerful as my last Panasonic and does take longer to cook anything. Overall, would recommend it, the space is great especially if you bake alot.
17 May 2012
Had this about a month now and am gradually getting used to it (not having used a combi microwave before). However, do find it frustrating to have to wait for it to cool if it has been used on combi or oven before using as a microwave. Also plastic microwave utensils no good unless using for microwave only for a short period.
I do miss the automatic 'fruit - stew or poach' from my old Panasonic microwave though - otherwise, most of the funcions seem to be there, just take a little time to get used to.
However, I do find it very useful as a small oven or grill and the combi function really works well and reduces cooking time. I have been particularly impressed with quiches cooked in the combi, using the guide in the handbook.
Handbook seems to be excellent, and I still refer to it daily - though some things are now becoming 'automatic' for me and I find I can now judge some of the settings myself.
10 May 2012