Panasonic NN-E281B Microwave Oven, Black

Product information

Simply enter the weight into the Panasonic NN-E281B microwave oven, and let it automatically 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. And you can enjoy complete peace of mind: a child lock prevents programmes from being changed and protects little fingers from harm.

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.

Auto Cook Information Cooking time automatically calculated by weighing the food
9 auto programmes
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
Model name / number
Number of Shelves
No shelves
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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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available

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Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Performed well for the short length of time it worked I bought this at the end of May 2013 and tonight it died. It's making horrible short circuit noises and smells strongly of burning so it's been unplugged. It's always produced a lot of condensation, but has cooked food well ... however I don't think that a life of 20 months is what I would expect for a microwave that wasn't cheap (& was also more expensive than it is now). Guarantee has, of course, run out and I didn't buy an extra guarantee because I expect goods from a reputable manufacturer to last longer than 20 months. Disappointed. 20 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Neat design Pleased with the appearance of this product neat small and black matches with my new kitchen. It does sometimes seem to steam up in side but I have not had it long enough to fully comment on this. 18 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A stylish looking Microwave Very pleased with the pyrchase, easy to set up and simple controls. looks very stylish in my kitchen. Though it is compact in size , quite roomy inside.and of course a very good service from John Lewis 11 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by What I expected Was using a similar model previously. Was delighted that this model reached the same expectations. 10 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classy Microvawe Probably one of the best Microvawes on the market these days in that price range. Efficient with classy look and lot of options. I found only one disadvantage, weight. It's very heavy and 'bit' too big. Overall very happy with this purchase! 05 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product We were looking for a compact but reasonable sized Micro. This fits well. 01 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant product Bought this to replace a dead one. Hadn't realised how much they had improved. Digital controls easy to use. Would recommend it as a good middle range appliance 30 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Small & neat Good looking small microwave, unfortunatly have to return the first one due to the casing getting hot and heavy condensation in the interior. Replacement has no problem with the condensation but the exterior casing still get quite hot when used for long periods (6-7mins) Hoping this is only a common thing with the microwave. 08 September 2014
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