Panasonic NN-ST479S Sensor Microwave Oven, Stainless Steel

Product information

The family size Panasonic NN-ST479S microwave, in stainless steel, oven features 15 programmes, 8 with an automatic sensor so there's no need to enter the weight.

The NN-ST479S also has built-in inverter technology that provides more even and constant cooking. This technology also reduces the weight of ovens, making for easier cleaning.

With auto weight reheat, auto weight cook, turbo reheat, chaos defrost, all of which take the guesswork out of timing. Includes jog control and distinctive double pop-out control panel.

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
Child lock
Cooking Power (IEC)
H31 x W52 x D39.5cm
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 from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection Friday from 2pm
361 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


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

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 121 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliability and value Bought this to replace a previous Panasonic model which I owned for some time but where the turntable no longer turned, which worked ok for microwaving but not ideal for grilling. The controls and panel were almost identical, so it didn't take me long to get the hang of it. Very happy once more with only 1 little niggle - the door used to open more than 90 degrees which made it easier to put things in or take them out. Now it just opens 90 degrees, so it is a little more restricted but otherwise very happy. If it lasts as long as my last one, I won't complain. 08 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by more than pleased with product delivered on time,very good price,had a panasonic microwave for years,this one is excellent ,easy to clean,good instruction and some receipes. 04 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product! We looked at Which reviews for Microwave ovens and chose this model, the Panasonic NN-ST479S Sensor oven. We have bought from John Lewis before and liked being able to order on-line and to collect the next day from our nearest Waitrose. We are delighted with this microwave oven and are very impressed with it's capacity (I can use dishes that previously have not fitted into any microwave we have had). We are also impressed with the efficiency of the various functions. 03 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does what we wanted This microwave oven has a stainless steel inner lining. Our previous one was some sort of enamel and had started to deteriorate. This oven has the facility to detect moisture after cooking and the fan operates to dry the oven after use so you don't get an oven which accumulates condensation. The timer and power options are easy to understand and the oven performs faultlessly. It appears to be of high quality and should function for many years to come. 20 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Product except for button labelling This product was bought [because of the stainless steel interior] for my dad. It seems a big improvement in quality over other microwaves he has had except for the labelling / writing on the panel for each of the buttons. It is too small to be read easily by an elderly person. Also, because of the stainless steel exterior the letters need to be larger and much darker to be clearly and easily distinguished. Great product otherwise. 14 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb Product Works extremely well. Heats very evenly. Auto sensor programs VERY good. Oven is a very good size. Click and Collect at our local Waitrose was hassle free and extremely convenient. I can't find fault with this product or the service, but I would expect nothing less from John Lewis 16 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Uneven hot spots This microwave is easy to use and spacious but seems to have a problem cooking things evenly. 16 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Stopped working after 7 months - told I will be without microwave until after Christmas I was fairly happy with this product until it died this week. I rang the number for the store given on the receipt and was passed from pillar to post through a succession of 4 other numbers (John Lewis technical advice, Panasonic technical advice, local Panasonic repairer who only dealt with non-warranty repairs, not-so-local Panasonic repairer that apparently did undertake warranty repairs). However, after ringing the fourth different number I decided it would be easier just to take it back to the store where I bought it, even though it meant a 50 mile round trip. I was rather hoping that it would immediately be replaced, being a relatively low cost item, but was told it would be sent away for repair and would be returned in approximately 28 days, which is not what I wanted to hear with Christmas approaching. I was also told that I would have to collect it and it would not be delivered to my home. I am therefore very disappointed not only with the product but also with the service from John Lewis. 12 December 2014
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