Panasonic NN-E281M Microwave Oven, Silver

Product information

Simply enter the weight into the compact Panasonic NN-E281M 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


Click & collect

Free Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
369 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days (after Christmas)


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery (in time for Christmas)


Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am (in time for Christmas)


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

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.


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Q & As

Panasonic NN-E281M Microwave Oven, Silver 4.1 5 55 55
A Must Have Excellent product, excellance service, as usual, excellently pleased! 09 December 2014
Doesn't last long... Initially I was happy with the performance of this microwave - it's basic but it did the job fine. However, we've had it for just less than 2 years and paint has peeled off in several places, showing rust underneath. The fan, light and turntable also sometimes operate when it is not on - it doesn't appear to heat at these times but there is no explanation for why this happens and you can't then use the microwave until it stops. I would have expected a Panasonic model to have lasted longer and as I bought it when it only had a one year guarantee I can't send it back :-( 28 November 2014
Excellent microwave but lots of steam I though I had just blocked up some vents or something but I am buying one of these for my sister and noticed the reviews all saying about the amount of steam!!! I totally agree, it hasn't made any difference to the performance and there is no deterioration to the inside. Mine is now a year old. 23 November 2014
Good, but why so much steam? A good-looking, compact and efficient microwave but why does it produce so much steam? I cooked a ready meal for 7 minutes today and had to leave the oven door open for 30 minutes afterwards before the steam cleared from the door. I have never had this problem with previous microwaves and my concern is that in the longer term this will cause the sort of problems with the interior that other reviewers have mentioned. 23 October 2014
Glutton for punishment! First of all, I didn't buy this from JL. First mistake. When it arrived, the light didn't work, but these things happen. The replacement lasted about 8 months before the motor started making a knocking sound. This was repaired. 1 month after the 12 month guarantee ran out, I noticed that the lining inside had started to bubble and eventually, started to peel off. (See other reviews#. To their credit, Panasonic gave me my money back!! On the plus side, I like the microwave. Its well designed and meets my needs. Heres where the 'glutton' bit comes in: Ive just bought another one, this time from John Lewis. Its the NN271WM #white instead of silver#. With a 2 year guarantee, I reckon that if anything goes wrong, it should happen within the first year or two. 25 August 2014
Disappointed I purchased this due to its neat size for a small kitchen. Was initially very pleased but after a couple of months it started cutting out during cooking. It got so bad that it would stop every few seconds. I also agree with another reviewer about the amount of steam that builds up inside while cooking. Thankfully I bought this through John Lewis whose customer service was faultless and arranged for a replacement with no fuss. 21 August 2014
Not built to last Good microwave until recently - inside has completely deteriorated, paint peeled off and it no longer cooks properly. Sadly, when I purchased it in September 2012 there was only a one year guarantee. I would have expected it to last better than this as it is only occasionally used. Not worth it. 07 August 2014
Excellent product Very pleased with the microwave oven. Good size interior and well lit when door open. Very easy to select various power options and cooking times. Useful instruction booklet. Delivered to my local Waitrose when collection was trouble free. 23 July 2014
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