Panasonic NN-DF386 Flatbed Combination Microwave - Black  £119.99 at Argos plus £10 voucher = £109.99, Plus free £50 knife set...... £200 + elsewhere
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Panasonic NN-DF386 Flatbed Combination Microwave - Black £119.99 at Argos plus £10 voucher = £109.99, Plus free £50 knife set...... £200 + elsewhere

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Found 28th Apr 2017
Panasonic feature packed 3-in-1 Combi Microwave oven with grill. Space-saving combination with flatbed technology, which provides approx 30% more usable cooking surface. Family size and large enough for 35 x 23 cm casserole dish. Features a drop-down door, which works brilliantly for small, compact spaces and allows food to be inserted and removed easily.
Microwave power output 1000 watts.
16 programmes.
Defrost option.
General information:
Interior capacity 23 litres.
Child safety lock.
Size H31, W48.5, D40cm.
Weight 13.6kg.
EAN: 5025232847532.

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Looks like a lot of oven for the money although the reviews are a bit mixed
Original Poster
With reviews I always consider the obvious, if you dont like it you are much more likely to post a bad review than if you like it.


google.co.uk/sho…n.2,or.&tch=1&ech=1ψ=6B4DWbmLA6jAgAbK-5DYBg.1493376744655.3&prds=hsec:reviews&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0os3z_cbTAhWKB8AKHSUhAQkQ2SsIDg

Way more good reviews than bad, so I recon a small batch of units were faulty and this is a good bit of kit.

Picking mine up tonight to use up my £95 of vouchers and some of my nectar points for the balance.

Edited by: "rpope" 28th Apr 2017
If you want a flat bed microwave, argos have one for £69.99. It doesn't have a drop forward door (just the usual hinged door) but I suppose it depends on what you are after.
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shalton

If you want a flat bed microwave, argos have one for £69.99. It doesn't … If you want a flat bed microwave, argos have one for £69.99. It doesn't have a drop forward door (just the usual hinged door) but I suppose it depends on what you are after.



This is a Combi Microwave oven with grill not just a microwave.
and free knife set worth £50! Seki Kobei
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Browse/ID72/33016251/c_1/1|category_root|Home+and+garden|33005908/c_2/2|33005908|Kitchen+electricals|33007917/c_3/3|33007917|Microwaves|33013899.htm
Panasonic NN-DF386 Flatbed Combination Microwave - Black

Edited by: "WOOTWOOT1" 28th Apr 2017
Can anyone help me with the free knives link, it doesn't seem to work for me? Thanks
OK. To claim the knife set it says you need to wait 35 days but you can register for a reminder email here: http://promotions.panasonic.co.uk/promotions/get_valid_campaigns


The promo is at the top of the list on this page: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Browse/ID72/33016251/c_1/1|category_root|Home+and+garden|33005908/c_2/2|33005908|Kitchen+electricals|33007917/c_3/3|33007917|Microwaves|33013899.htm


HTH

Edited by: "Whirly" 29th Apr 2017
Get a "free" knife set. Just give me £119.99
Just to help anyone with the 'free knife' claim, the Panasonic site says:
"purchase of the NN-DF386 may be eligible for the following promotions (subject to verification):
"Claiming: Japanese Knife Set
"Purchase Period: 12/04/2017 - 09/05/2017 | Claim by 31/07/2017"
"T&Cs...
"7. To claim this promotion for your purchase, please complete the online claim form (INSERT LINK) and upload a copy of your full purchase receipt (not deposit receipt) and an image of the product barcode, which can be found on the side of your product box (showing the model number and serial number) by the claim deadline. Applications made after this date will not be eligible for the Promotion. Please ensure your purchase receipt includes the model purchased and the date of purchase. The picture of the receipt and barcode submitted must show a date stamp of at least 35 days after the date of purchase. "
[ie presumably to allow for returns period and maybe some hope you'll forget]
I have a different Panasonic combi Microwave, grill and convection oven. Cooks food and defrosts better than most cheaper microwaves, but I think eventually the inverter thing inside them goes (can get replacements on ebay for £30-40) and then get it fixed.
Edited by: "thabiz" 30th Apr 2017
Towner

JL price match with 2 year … JL price match with 2 year warrantyhttps://m.johnlewis.com/panasonic-nn-df386bbp-freestanding-3-in-1-combination-microwave-oven-with-grill-black/p/2839679?sku=236192579&s_kwcid=2dx92700016574785134&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CjwKEAjwlpbIBRCx4eT8l9W26igSJAAuQ_HGYiDJB_BxPBKlanHC28JjYpSuXi3nu3I4hDPJrbVikBoCbmHw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds



Do you still get the knife offer if you buy from John Lewis?
smasha7

Do you still get the knife offer if you buy from John Lewis?


Doesn't look like it. No promotions appeared for John Lewis when I checked on the Panasonic promotions page.
John Lewis all the way......
thabiz

I have a different Panasonic combi Microwave, grill and convection oven. … I have a different Panasonic combi Microwave, grill and convection oven. Cooks food and defrosts better than most cheaper microwaves, but I think eventually the inverter thing inside them goes (can get replacements on ebay for £30-40) and then get it fixed.



Read a lot of negative reviews about the budget Panasonic microwave/grill combo I have burning out within weeks, but I found it well built, I'm rocking on for two years no bother.
I think its a decent thing for price,

but build quality nothing like old Panasonic quality, but not many appliances even though showing same badge have the same quality

bought this for mum , as she has a old Panasonic microwave its big got to be about 20yes old or maybe more, when first built, as getting new kitchen.

She not impressed with it looks better on bench, shes keep old one in utility room just in case,
For anyone considering this as a replacement for a Panasonic NN-A554W (from 2008) I would counsel against it as it doesn't get the baked potatoes and frozen pizzas crispy enough. The reason being that even though both are marketed as 3 in one combi microwaves, this model doesn't have a convection + microwave mode, which is what does the job of getting both so crispy.

Here's the suggestion for making a baked potato in this microwave:-

6-7 minutes on high, on the flat surface, then
move to the wire tray for 7-8 minutes under the grill.

Here's how you do it on the NN-A554W:-

press jacket potato, enter weight, press start, wait 13-18 minutes, done..

The fact that this difference is only made clear in the manual and in reviews is a real shame, as it has a higher RRP than the successors to the NN-A554W- £199, and on the face of it has the same features.
Has deal for the free knives gone as can't see it?.
How much space do you save by a door that drops down as opposed to swinging to the side?
Typical - go to buy and the price is back up to £259.99. Currys gone up again too, to £199.99
John Lewis still have stock but no free knives.
delivered today by John Lewis,am really pleased and to be honest didnt give a hoot about a set of knives.
Thanks to OP
ykhan16

How much space do you save by a door that drops down as opposed to … How much space do you save by a door that drops down as opposed to swinging to the side?


Having a door that drops down really made a difference to me.
There were cheaper Panasonic Combis that used the Halogen element as the grill/on Combi and got bad reviews - when you bake or grill it burns everything on top, and can even leave the middle uncooked, depending on temperature. Not sure if this one is the same.

Here's my experience of (three) Amazon-bought Panasonic Combis: amazon.co.uk/gp/…76Q Other reviews for this model, and similar ones in the range, were pretty bad.

The more expensive Panasonic Combis avoid this completely. This is the one I ended up with - which has a Quartz Grill and fan oven: amazon.co.uk/d/G…AY6
Edited by: "louiselouise" 3rd May 2017
phil_e_stevenson

I got mine from John Lewis.Slight issue so far, I use the microwave once … I got mine from John Lewis.Slight issue so far, I use the microwave once and all is fine. I use it straight after and the fan stays on after the timer has finished. Anyone else got this issue?

It's supposed to - it's to cool the oven down after cooking.
Even when just using the microwave function?
louiselouise

It's supposed to - it's to cool the oven down after cooking.



I think the fan continues to run to remove moisture, which causes a lot of problems in cheaper microwaves.
Yes the fan staying on in our new combi micro was something we werent expecting either- took us a while to get used to it!
ykhan16

Yes the fan staying on in our new combi micro was something we werent … Yes the fan staying on in our new combi micro was something we werent expecting either- took us a while to get used to it!



​And does it do this when you have solely used the microwave function?
yes its the norm
mk-donald

Just to help anyone with the 'free knife' claim, the Panasonic site … Just to help anyone with the 'free knife' claim, the Panasonic site says:"purchase of the NN-DF386 may be eligible for the following promotions (subject to verification):"Claiming: Japanese Knife Set"Purchase Period: 12/04/2017 - 09/05/2017 | Claim by 31/07/2017""T&Cs..."7. To claim this promotion for your purchase, please complete the online claim form (INSERT LINK) and upload a copy of your full purchase receipt (not deposit receipt) and an image of the product barcode, which can be found on the side of your product box (showing the model number and serial number) by the claim deadline. Applications made after this date will not be eligible for the Promotion. Please ensure your purchase receipt includes the model purchased and the date of purchase. The picture of the receipt and barcode submitted must show a date stamp of at least 35 days after the date of purchase. "[ie presumably to allow for returns period and maybe some hope you'll forget]



​Hi , thanks for instructions , do you need to enter a promotional code for this to work ?
Just a reminder to those looking to claim their knives that you should be able to do it now.
Whirly

Just a reminder to those looking to claim their knives that you should be … Just a reminder to those looking to claim their knives that you should be able to do it now.


Hi I've just received my knives today - there is 2 in a huge box - it's not a full set
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