Panasonic NN-GD371S - 23L Stainless Steel Inverter Microwave & Grill with 2 year guarantee £79 @ johnlewis
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Panasonic NN-GD371S - 23L Stainless Steel Inverter Microwave & Grill with 2 year guarantee £79 @ johnlewis

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Found 26th Jan 2016
Bought this last month for £99 but has since come down in price. (if you did the same, ask John Lewis to price match themselves, as I was able to get £20 back)

Got this to replace an old 800w Logik and couldn't believe how quiet this is in operation. Being 950w it is also quick to heat items up.

This is the same style as microwave from the Currys deal a few months ago but with a grill and the added bouns of a 2 year guarantee.

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68% score at Which only bad points uneven grilling & power drops off during long use, that was based on rrp of £134 so this seems a really good buy!

How do your price match with John Lewis itself?

Oh I get it never mind

Couldn't resist, don't get money till Thursday but there was PayPal option lol, fatal!

Cheers OP hopefully won't need that 2 year warranty

Good price for top brand but only stainless finish on the outside.

We got the non-grill version of this a couple of months ago (via HUKD price alert of course) and it's a good microwave. Easy to use and very quiet.

tempting, our old Panasonic microwave is on its last legs

2004ns

How do your price match with John Lewis itself?



It is the retail price for JL whilst the others are flogging it at £130+. Just tell you, you have to shop around. Or perhaps people not happy with the grill and return them... JOKING...

b1g1an

Good price for top brand but only stainless finish on the outside.



What is it inside then? I am on the verge of ordering..

aym280

What is it inside then? I am on the verge of ordering..



Usual cheap white enamel, nothing really wrong in that, just not stainless which the description might suggest and John Lewis fail to mention.

b1g1an

Usual cheap white enamel, nothing really wrong in that, just not … Usual cheap white enamel, nothing really wrong in that, just not stainless which the description might suggest and John Lewis fail to mention.



Is it big enough to roast a chicken please? I am looking for my credit card and then realised that it must be able to house a 1.5kg chicken.

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aym280

Is it big enough to roast a chicken please? I am looking for my credit … Is it big enough to roast a chicken please? I am looking for my credit card and then realised that it must be able to house a 1.5kg chicken.



Here are the full specs.

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-appliances/microwaves/microwave-with-grill/nn-gd371sbpq.html

Says the turntable is 285mm, would of thought that is big enough but I'm not 100% sure.

madbull

Here are the full … Here are the full specs.http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-appliances/microwaves/microwave-with-grill/nn-gd371sbpq.htmlSays the turntable is 285mm, would of thought that is big enough but I'm not 100% sure.



Thanks, Still I am dithering as I used to have one with 30L. I think I might chicken out!
Edited by: "aym280" 26th Jan 2016

No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this description means the interior???

Weird!

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aym280

Thanks, Still I am dithering as I used to have one with 30L. I think I … Thanks, Still I am dithering as I used to have one with 30L. I think I might chicken out!



If your near any shops that sell Panasonic microwaves, you could always go in there and try a 23l one. I did this but only with a bag of microwavable rice, so you'd properly get a few stares lol

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Rich44

No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this … No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this description means the interior??? Weird!



There are quiet a few microwave that have a stainless steel interior, which tend to cost more. Whether these are better is questionable.

Here is a Panasonic one for example

panasonic.com/uk/…tml

Rich44

No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this … No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this description means the interior??? Weird!



Wrong! All professional ones are and there are some consumer ones about if you search though not as many as there used to be because everyone wants things cheap nowadays. They're stainless inside for the same reason the rest of a pro kitchen is stainless.

Whether this bothers you or not is entirely your choice but I was just making the point this is NOT a stainless steel microwave, it has a stainless finish on the outside purely for aesthetic reasons.

Bought this from Costco last year for £120 I think. Excellent microwave and a great price. Though I think Costco comes with a 5 years warranty possibly.

Worth noting that unless it's an Inverter model, these are Chinese and manufactured by a third party, generally Haier.

Not the best.

Rich44

No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this … No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this description means the interior??? Weird!



My Sharp which was bought from Richer Sounds a few years ago is...

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TheUrbis

Worth noting that unless it's an Inverter model, these are Chinese and … Worth noting that unless it's an Inverter model, these are Chinese and manufactured by a third party, generally Haier.Not the best.



This is an inverter model as per the Panasonic page below.

panasonic.com/uk/…tml

madbull

This is an inverter model as per the Panasonic page … This is an inverter model as per the Panasonic page below.http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-appliances/microwaves/microwave-with-grill/nn-gd371sbpq.html



Cracking deal in that case.

Thanks

Rich44

No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this … No microwave is stainless steel inside, whoever thinks that this description means the interior??? Weird!



Sorry Rich44 but you are wrong. There are plenty of microwaves with a stainless steel interior. I have personally seen and used them many times over the years. It's not that weird really.

My current Panasonic microwave which is about 5 plus years old is stainless steel from inside

madbull

This is an inverter model as per the Panasonic page … This is an inverter model as per the Panasonic page below.http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-appliances/microwaves/microwave-with-grill/nn-gd371sbpq.html



How does the inverter tech work in practice, I was looking for a combination microwave but does this inverter tech mitigate that need?

Would love to find a 1200W microwave - quite common in Canada (discovered after a recent trip)
Anyone seen them sold here? The extra 200W is very noticeable (1000W seems to be the highest wattage available here)
Edited by: "jeczap" 26th Jan 2016

FYI - i bought one of these off tescos last year. the price was lower (50 mark) and i find the grill function useless (it doesnt work anywhere near as well as an oven grill).

V6ALFISTI

How does the inverter tech work in practice, I was looking for a … How does the inverter tech work in practice, I was looking for a combination microwave but does this inverter tech mitigate that need?


No. It still provides only microwaves which don't brown, unlike conventional elements. I infer that the inverter system allows power to be continuously variable, unlike the on/off of conventional microwave ovens. Am I correct?

aym280

Is it big enough to roast a chicken please? I am looking for my credit … Is it big enough to roast a chicken please? I am looking for my credit card and then realised that it must be able to house a 1.5kg chicken.


Roast a chicken in a microwave? Eh?

TheUrbis

Cracking deal in that case.


But if the Which? report is correct that power drops off after continuous use, it is badly designed I'm guessing with inadequate heat removal from the inverter circuitry which has to reduce power to avoid overheating.

Make sure you leave the door open until it dries after use, otherwise as it's not stainless steel it'll rust......

OB1

Roast a chicken in a microwave? Eh?


Yep - good way to roast a chicken - much faster than a conventional oven. But if you want it to be crispy and browned, you'll need a combination microwave.

Will this run Windows 10? Thanks.

madbull

There are quiet a few microwave that have a stainless steel interior, … There are quiet a few microwave that have a stainless steel interior, which tend to cost more. Whether these are better is questionable.Here is a Panasonic one for examplehttp://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/home-appliances/microwaves/combination-microwaves/nn-ct585sbpq.html


Pretty poor quality stainless steel though, if the review is anything to go by.

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pibpob

Pretty poor quality stainless steel though, if the review is anything to … Pretty poor quality stainless steel though, if the review is anything to go by.



That's just an example of a microwave with a stainless steel interior.

John Lewis are the best

pibpob

Yep - good way to roast a chicken - much faster than a conventional oven. … Yep - good way to roast a chicken - much faster than a conventional oven. But if you want it to be crispy and browned, you'll need a combination microwave.


Definitely not roast! Ignoring the semantics though, surely you end up with a very unevenly cooked bird?

TheUrbis

Cracking deal in that case.


Are you mixing up this model with a combination microwave, they are normally £150ish. The inverter part is just a Panasonic thing.
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