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Panasonic Compact NN-E281MMBPQ 20 Litre Microwave - Silver

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Product Specification

Key Information

Dimensions (H)25.8 x (W)43.7 x (D)33.7
Capacity 20 Litres
Cavity Standard Microwave Oven
Control Panel Lock Yes
Control Type Touch Control
Defrost Feature Automatic
Display Type Digital
Grill No
Grill Power N/A Watt
Interior Light Yes
Manufacturer Warranty
AO Aftercare available More info
1 Year
Microwave Power 800 Watt
Turntable Diameter 25.5 cm
Weight 11 Kg

Features We Love

Auto Cook Yes
Auto Defrost Yes

Product Detail

Brand Panasonic
Category Microwaves
Colour Silver
Convection Oven No
Dimensions (H)25.8 x (W)43.7 x (D)33.7
Dimensions With Packaging (H)29.1 x(W)51 x (D)50 cm
Interior Material Acrylic Grey
Number of Power Levels 5
Number of Programmes 9
Standard Microwave Yes
Timer Yes
Weight With Packaging 13 Kg

Reasons To Buy

Internal Cavity Size (HxWxD) 21.5 x 30.7 x 30.7 cm

Panasonic Compact NN-E281MMBPQ 20 Litre Microwave - Silver

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Key Features

  • 20 litre capacity - great for small households
  • Automatic programmes take the guesswork out of cooking
  • Defrost programme hygienically thaws food
  • Easy-to-use touch controls
  • Comfortably fits a standard-sized dinner plate

Product Overview

Quick and easy cooking. You hardly have to do any thinking at all with this model. You just put your food in, enter the weight, then it automatically works out how long it should cook for. Simple. It looks great too, with a modern, silver finish and digital display. The 20 litre capacity gives you quite a bit of room for whatever your cooking and the child lock is a handy feature for keeping curious fingers from playing with the controls. Even cleaning this model is a doddle thanks to the acrylic lining. If you have any minor mishaps just wipe the evidence away with warm damp cloth.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5 31 Reviews
87% would recommend to a friend
4.2 / 5


4.2 / 5

Build Quality

4.0 / 5

Consistency of heating

4.2 / 5

Ease of Cleaning

4.2 / 5

Ease of Use

4.1 / 5


2.0 / 5

Pre-heating time

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  • Attractiveness   4
  • Build Quality   4
  • Ease of Cleaning   5
  • Ease of Use   4
  • Features   4

Fantastic value

Lots of features, looks good, easy to keep clean. We needed a compact size for our small office at work...perfect solution.

  • Attractiveness   5
  • Build Quality   5
  • Ease of Cleaning   5
  • Ease of Use   5
  • Features   5

One of my better judgements

Bought this to replace and all singing and dancing microwave with grill, oven etc. As these extras were hardly used I passed it to my son who's own oven was on it's last legs. Didn't have a microwave for several months and after leaving my oven on for over an hour to cook jacket potatoes decided a small (and it is small) microwave would fit the bill - hence this choice and have never regreted it. So if you are looking for something (Ideal for 2 people) then this could be what you are looking for.

  • Attractiveness   2
  • Build Quality   2
  • Ease of Cleaning   2
  • Ease of Use   2
  • Features   2

The dark side

This is not the micro wave oven to spend your money on. The controls are not intuitive and the timer goes up in large chunks so things that need precise timing are not catered for. The internal light is a joke it is impossible to see inside without staring through the door, not something that is to be advised. The finish is poor and sub standard the internal enamel or should i say imitation enamel is flaking. How this oven ever got a CE certificate is beyond me as it is impossible to listen to a radio whilst even the cooling fan is running. As for cooking or defrosting it is ok if you want to cook the outer part of the meal and leave the rest raw. Pros Can't think of any

  • Build Quality   2
  • Consistency of heating   4
  • Ease of Cleaning   2
  • Ease of Use   2
  • Pre-heating time   2

What rubbish

I bought this microwave when my last, very good , panasonic blew up. This one is terrible. Flaking interior poor time levels( lowest is 10 seconds) poor instructions on set up. Took ages to work out clock settings. Auto cook is okay for small amounts but leaves insides raw on bigger amounts. Definitely would not recommend it to anyone. No pros I can think of

Cons: Complicated, Noisy, Poor quality
  • Attractiveness   5
  • Build Quality   5
  • Ease of Cleaning   5
  • Ease of Use   5
  • Features   5

good buy

small, efficient, easy to use - just what I wanted.

  • Attractiveness   4
  • Build Quality   4
  • Ease of Cleaning   4
  • Ease of Use   4
  • Features   4

Well choosen Purchase

When my old microwave gave up on me after 22 yrs. I was a little put off buying a new one due to how much microwaves have progressed. But after taking charge of my new one, it only took about a day or two before I'd mastered it.

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