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Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ

Priced at around £60 is the Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ, a 20 litre compact solo microwave, offering 800w of power, and finished in a crisp white exterior.

Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ Review

The NN-E271WMBPQ looks smart, and performs well, as well as being simple to setup and operate. None to speak of - we didn't find much to criticise about this microwave, given the low price tag.
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Our Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ Microwave Review

Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ

The Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ is a compact microwave oven - small enough not to take up too much of your workspace in your kitchen, but still large enough to accommodate the majority of dinner plates.  As such it is probably aimed at smaller families and households - if you have a relatively small kitchen then this model is worth considering.

It is a white solo microwave - meaning it does not feature a grill or convection oven facility, and features an overall capacity of 20 litres, together with 800w of power.  This small capacity means it will probably be unsuited for very large dishes - however it is ideal if you require a simple method of heating and cooking foods - being a solo microwave there is very little to go wrong with it, and the fact that NN-E271WMBPQ is manufactured by Panasonic gives a degree of reassurance.  Our experiences with Panasonic microwaves is positive - even with the lower end models such as the NN-E271WMBPQ, they are well built and function as intended without any issues.  This is one of the advantages of buying a well known brand of solo microwave, over a smaller and newer company who may not be able to offer the same level of customer service.

The interior of the NN-E271WMBPQ has an easy wipe grey coloured acrylic surface - which is helps to make cleaning this appliance simple and practical.  Our testers found it very simple to clean, with a quick wipe down after use sufficing.

Despite the cheap price tag, the overall build quality and construction is very good - it feels pretty solid compared to many of it's equally priced competitors.  Granted the Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ doesn't feature the same attention to detail as Panasonic's higher end microwaves, such as expensive stainless steel construction, but for the money we really can't complain.

The initial setup of the clock took a couple of minutes to sort - but this is a one off operation, assuming you regularly don't unplug the appliance.  The display is clear and easy to read - we even tested it in bright sunlight in one testers kitchen, and it was still perfectly legible.

Overall the NN-E271WMBPQ has a pretty smart appearance - our testers agreed that it was aesthetically pleasing - it's modern looks suggest that it will suit the majority of kitchens.  In use it performed it's intended functions beautifully, without issue.  Essentially the NN-E271WMBPQ is a compact solo microwave, which based upon our testing period should prove to be reliable.  The controls are very well labelled, and it's simple to clean after use.  It will provide an ideal method of heating and cooking food for those on a budget.  If you're looking for a cheap solo microwave, then Panasonic's NN-E271WMBPQ is well worth a closer look.

Our Verdict for the Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ

If you're looking for a smart compact microwave, without spending a fortune, then we'd recommend looking at the Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ - a bargain at just over £60.  A superb cheap microwave for your home or workplace, which should stand the test of time and provide years of service.

Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ Features

  • The NN-E271WMBPQ provides 800 Watt of Power
  • 20 Litre Capacity
  • Acrylic Lining for easy cleaning
  • 5 different Power Levels
  • 9 separate Auto Programs
  • Finished in a slick white exterior
  • Very well labelled control system

Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ Specification

Manufacturer: Panasonic
Model: NN-E271WMBPQ
Capacity: 20 litres
Power: 800 Watts
Colour: White
Dimensions: 25.8cm by 43.7cm by 33.7cm
Internal Dimensions:
Weight: 13kg
Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5
User Rating:

Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ Microwave Customer Reviews

"I needed a cheap basic microwave for work, and the reviews for the Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ seemed to be pretty good. It is admittedly basic in function, but offers good value for money, and is fairly well made considering the RRP. If you're after an all singing all dancing top of the range combi microwave, then this isn't the model for you. However if you're a student looking for an inexpensive microwave, or just want a basic one for work or at home, then it's spot on. I've had mine for around 6 months, and it's had daily use, with no issues. Can't fault it." James Townsend, Scunthorpe

"When my old flatmate moved out, she took her microwave so I needed a cheap and cheerful one to fill the void. You don't realise how much you use a microwave until you lose access to one! Anyway, I bought the Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ largely because it was in my price range, and also because Panasonic have a pretty good reputation. It's basic in appearance and function, and doesn't have a grill or oven built in, but for the price you can't complain. The control panel is labelled clearly, and it warms food up fast. It's ideal for my usage - the odd ready meal and heating up leftovers. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap basic microwave oven." Marie Tomkins, Oxford

"My old microwave broke, and I didn't use it that much, so wanted a cheap one to replace it. This one seems to be better built, and so should hopefully be reliable and last longer than the old one! I've only had it for a handful of weeks, but so far it works well and hasn't broken or gone wrong in any way. Panasonic are known for creating pretty reliable products, my TV is made by them and is several years old yet still works well, so hopefully this microwave will last that long. Happy with my purchase - it worked straight out of the box, with no messing around." Clive Harris, Edinburgh

"My daughter moved out of the family home last year, and needed a few bits for her flat's kitchen. We helped her out a bit, and bought her what I think is Panasonic's cheapest microwave - the NN-E271WMBPQ. It only has a microwave mode, so you can't grill or bake in it, but it is fairly large, and she's used it quite a bit without any issues. It's not as well built as our microwave, but then it did cost around a fifth of the price, so you really can't complain. It's simple to use, the inside cleans up with a quick wipe, and it heats up food nice and fast. Time will tell how long it will last, but so far so good. Overall it's a good little microwave, it might be cheap but it works - my daughter is happy with her one anyway!" Mrs P Carroll, Torquay

3 Customer Reviews of the Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ

  1. Margaret Denham

    my Panasonic NNE271WMBPQ is making a loud whirring noise when being used. Is it going wrong, if so what is the problem please.

    1. We Love Microwaves (Website Admin)

      Hi Margaret – Your best bet would be to try and narrow down the fault – test the microwave in different modes and with different weighted items in it to see if you can establish which function or component is making the noise. Next contact Panasonic’s customer support and describe the issue and when it occurs, together with the model number of the microwave, and they should be able to assist you. Hope this helps :)

  2. Mary

    Apart from the NN-E271WMBPQ microwave from Panasonic, you can check Panasonic Genius NN-S973S oven as well, it has a great specification and pretty well priced too!

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