Panasonic NN-E281B Microwave Oven, Black

Product information

Panasonic's NN-E281B microwave oven is simple and easy to use with a choice of 9 auto-programmes.

Easy to use
Simply place you food on the round glass tray, enter the weight via the digital touch controls and let the Auto Weight programme cook your food to perfection.

With 5 power levels and a choice of 9 auto-programmes, you have plenty of cooking options with this microwave.

The interior is made using easy-to-clean acrylic liners, so you can simply wipe clean after use for effortless maintenance. A child lock prevents programmes from being changed and protects little fingers from harm, giving you extra peace of mind in your home.

Please note - for proper operation, the oven must have sufficient air flow i.e. 5cm at one side, the other being open; 15cm clear over the top; 10cm at the rear.

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Auto Cook Information Cooking time automatically calculated by weighing the food
9 auto programmes
Auto Cook Programs Information Cooking time automatically calculated by weighing the food
Auto Defrost Programs
Auto Reheat Programs
Auto Sensor
Child lock
Cooking Power (IEC)
H25.8 x W43.7 x D33.7cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Grill Information Output of grill: the higher the output, the quicker the grilling
Heating Category Information A to E, with E taking the least time to heat food
Internal Light Information Lets you see the food cooking
Model name / number
Number of Shelves
No shelves
Oven Function
Power Levels Information Choice of programmes for your cooking needs
Programmable Timer
Turntable Diameter Information The bigger the diameter, the more flexibility the oven has
Type Of Microwave
Microwave only


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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
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  • International delivery not available


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Q & As

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 130 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good straightforward microwave This microwave is easy to use, heats evenly, is not too big and just what we were hoping for. 10 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by New microwave Had to replace old microwave quickly. Great product, good size for two retirees who still have to cook for granchildren Easy instructions for technophobes who struggle with a mobile phone. Excellent choice. 26 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great family microwave from Panasonic A solid well built microwave in a black finish. This was purchased as a replacement for an older microwave. Although slightly smaller it has all the same features as the previous machine and is extremely easy to operate. The display is user friendly and is well lit when the door is opened. Buttons are easy to push and setting the clock and timer etc is straight forward. Plenty of power available for all our cooking needs - great value and great product - recommend! 19 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by just the job I needed to replace a very old microwave so chose this one as it looks stylish and fits with the new kitchen. It is smaller but quite big enough for my plates. Several features I have not used yet - but I only wanted a basic re-heat function. Very pleased with my purchase. 12 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Basic Microwave If you want something really easy to use with minimal fuss this is about as good as it gets. Compared to our old microwave this unit heats up far quicker as well. I cant fault it at all. 12 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by An excellent microwave for the price We are really pleased with our new microwave. We just needed something to reheat dishes, defrost and cook simple things like porridge and veg; well this does the job great. I did read some reviews where people were concerned about the amount of condensation but we have not had a problem. Mind you, I always leave the door open for a bit anyway. It's compact but big enough for a standard dinner plate and looks very slick. We were so pleased we have also bought one for my mother-in-law 12 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great value basic microwave - apart from the clock A really good value, no frills microwave. However, sent the first one back because the clock was gaining a couple of minutes a week. John Lewis arranged for a replacement - no fuss. The replacement has the same fault but cannot be doing with replacing it again however easy John Lewis makes it. I will learn to live with my OCD concerning digital clocks showing the same time!! 12 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does the job well. Small-ish microwave but does the job well. Straightforward to use and thus far very reliable. Good product. 12 April 2016
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