Panasonic NN-E281M Microwave Oven, Silver

Product information

Panasonic's NN-E281MMBPQ 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 capacity Information The interior size of the oven(s)
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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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 161 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to use I wanted to replace my near identical microwave that had finally died so I knew how to use it. This one is just as easy and I like the timer facility that can be used without using the microwave. 02 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value product Very simple and easy to use, very good value product, would recommend 02 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dinky Microwave I really like this product. It has a small footprint so doesn't take up much room on the work surface and is a powerful 800W. 02 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good basic microwave A good basic microwave , easy to use and reliable. 27 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Microwave Compact yet robust microwave which does exactly as it says on the tin. Easy to operate and looks good without taking up too much space. Excellent product and the 2 year guarantee is a great incentive to buy. 26 January 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by NN-E28Mm microwave Panasonic This does not accomodate a dinner plate - this should be made clear at the time of purchase but is not. Returned. 26 January 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tiny, underpowered, immensely fiddly - go bigger if you can This model was a false economy for us - wanted to try & save space. It is very small inside & underpowered. If you only need to heat a small ready meal for one, or warm the odd cup of milk - fine. A lot of people seem to have bought this for older people, personally - I wouldn't - I think if they're suspicious of a microwave - this will sit unused. It's an immense balancing act trying to get a mixing bowl in, and put a plate over the top to stop the contents splashing everywhere - so our emergency 4 minute chocolate cake recipe, turns into a 10 minute farce. It has two bumps at the top that push plates off, which then pushes the mixing bowl off, topples it off the turntable - then promptly incinerates the contents because it's not moving! It even struggles with a bag of microwave popcorn. It has been such a source of stress, if it were a Eurovision contestant . Nil points. At 20 Litres, and 800watt - I wouldn't recommend at all. 26 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to use microwave A compact powerful easy to use microwave. Excellent value for money. Fits nicely in the corner of the kitchen. 26 January 2016
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