Panasonic NN-SD987SA - 1250 watts 2.2 Cu. Ft. Full-Size Microwave - Stainless Steel Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:



To Buy Or Not Summary

:star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 1118 customers
4.6 out of 5
  • Amazon Customer Reviews
    :star::star::halfstar::emptystar::emptystar: by 19 customers
    2.4 out of 5
  • Best Buy Customer Reviews
    :star::star::star::star::halfstar: by 1099 customers
    4.6 out of 5


  • Genius Sensor cooking, auto and time defrost
  • Inverter technology for consistent heat
  • Convenient LED cooking controls
  • 1250 watts, 2.2 cu. ft., Stainless Steel
  • Multilingual cooking instructions: English, Spanish or French
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Amazon Review by S. McGeady :star::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar::emptystar:

31 people found the following review helpful

Serious design flaw will cause failure in 1-2 years

Others have posted this, but I'll add. These have an important design defect: the internal flange on which the safety switches are attached, and into which the door locks engage, is not strong enough not to flex under the (significant) pressure of the opening and closing of the door. Over time (likely about a month after your warranty expires), this flange will bend enough that the oven stops working, because one or more of the safety switches no longer engages. This means the oven may appear to turn on, but no microwaves (heating), or it may act as though the door isn't closed. For most people, this means you throw the oven away, as it appears to simply be "broken".

You can buy a set of security Torx bits and open the oven up (being careful not to kill yourself on the high-voltage section) and bend the flange back, but it will deform again shortly.

This design flaw has existed in Panasonic ovens for at least 5 years, and they have not corrected it. This is completely shameful on their part, and makes this otherwise good quality oven a complete non-starter. Don’t buy it, but one with a proper handle, or at least another brand. - Customer Reviews: Panasonic NN-SD987SA - 1250 watts 2.2 Cu. Ft. Full-Size Microwave - Stainless Steel


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Unboxing - Panasonic - 2.2 Cu. Ft. Full-Size Microwave - Stainless Steel - Model: NN-SD987SA


Best Buy Review by EGSF :star::star::star::star::star:

Nice looking and simple to use

This was purchased to replace a 15 yo Sharp unit that suddenly decided to retire itself. Our previous unit was a counter top that was built into our cabinets. This model had most of the features needed and was almost the same size. Only missing feature was a convection oven feature but to be truthful we only used it when we needed a second oven for a party.

Only “bad” feature is that the finish is stainless steel but not fingerprint proof. So just be prepared to have to clean the door and control panel or ignore the finger smudges.

Also, if you need a trim kit, the one sold by Panasonic is too expensive and it is one size fits all. Suggest contacting Micro-trim in Santa Ana CA 1-800-338-8746. They will make a custom made trim kit and at less cost than the Panasonic trim kit. I have used them for both the old unit and the new one. Their trim kits are easy to install, and look great. After 15 years our old one still looks new. - Customer Reviews: Panasonic NN-SD987SA - 1250 watts 2.2 Cu. Ft. Full-Size Microwave - Stainless Steel