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Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ

In our latest microwave review, we take an unbiased glance at the Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ.  On the surface it appears to be a well built and spacious 27 litre solo microwave, complete with a stainless steel finish and 900w of power.  Read on to find out what we made of this mid sized solo microwave.

Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ Review

Looks great, works really well, decent build quality, and seems to be reliable. Display can be tricky to read if viewing from below. Asides from that, it's a great microwave.
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Our Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ Microwave Review

Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ

Looking to buy a large solo microwave? The Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ may just tick that box, offering a huge 27 litre capacity, 900w of power and is finished in an expensive looking brushed stainless steel exterior. The interior is also finished in the same stainless steel finish, making this appliance look good and also having the bonus of being easy to clean.  It features a large 34cm turntable which should accommodate the majority of large dinner plates, and overall build quality is very good, as you'd expect from a manufacturer such as Panasonic. This microwave features a lot of buttons on the right hand side - however each one is clearly labelled, and we were operational in no time. Six different power levels are included, as well as auto cook options for six different food types: Bread/Meat, Veg/Fish, Potatoes, Meat/Chicken, Rice/Pasta and Puddings.  Our testers were very impressed with this silver microwave oven, with it being both easy to operate, as well as offering very good performance. The only slight flaw we could find was that if you place this microwave up on a high shelf, then the display can be a little difficult to read from below - from all other angles it was fine though.

Our Verdict for the Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ

Overall the Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ offers very good build quality, a designer look and good all round performance.  If you're after a reliable 27 litre capacity solo microwave, then this model is well worth considering.

Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ Features

  • 27 Litres Capacity
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Silver finish
  • 900W Overall Power Inverter Microwave
  • Sensor Cook
  • Chaos Defrost Facility
  • Turbo Reheat Facility
  • Touch Control System

Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ Specification

Manufacturer: Panasonic
Model: NN-ST479SBPQ
Capacity: 27 litres
Power: 900 Watts
Colour: Silver
Dimensions: 39.5cm by 52.0cm by 31.0cm
Internal Dimensions: 35.4cm by 21.7cm by 35.2cm
Weight: 11kg
Our Rating: 4.5 out of 5
User Rating:

Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ Microwave Customer Reviews

"I was after a large solo microwave for my kitchen after the old model broke. I didn't need a grill or oven feature as I tend to use the regular kitchen oven for those - I just needed a microwave large enough to take a casserole dish, and one that was reliable enough to last a few years. I looked at quite a few models, and eventually settled on the NN-ST479SBPQ from Panasonic. This was mainly due to the size, which is claimed as 27 litres, as well as due to the reviews I read online. I measured the turntable as around 34cm in diameter, which should give you an idea of the interior size, which is around 21cm in height. It easily fits all of my containers and dishes, so I doubt anyone else will have any issues. The Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ is pretty powerful too, with 900w of power built in - I don't have any exact measurements, but it certainly seems to heat up a plate of food around 30 seconds faster than my older model. The display is quite bright, and the buttons have text written next to each one so you know which to press for each function, rather than rely on symbols. The exterior looks smart, finished in a silver stainless steel, which looks modern and is also easy to wipe clean if you spill food on it. There are also several preset menus for cooking common food types such as meat, fish and pasta, to save you from guessing and under cooking or overcooking your meal. Overall I'm happy with my microwave - it's one of the more expensive solo microwaves on the market, but it is very well built, and in the 4 months I've had it, the Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ has performed really well. My husband isn't too good with technology, and he has managed to operate it fine, so it gets a thumbs up from him too!" Mrs Marge Watkins, Cambridge

"I was given some vouchers for my wedding, and we needed a microwave, so we eventually plumped for the Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ. I wanted something that looked modern, and to be honest we didn't really look at the feature list, instead bought this one on the strength of the Panasonic brand name, and the fact that we liked the design of it! It turns out that we made a good choice, as a year later it's still going strong and working as well as the day we got it out of the box, it's quite big for a microwave, which is handy as it easily fits our plates, and is fairly quiet when in use, yet still cooks quickly. I've ended up using mine quite frequently, as it's a lot easier, and less washing up, than using a saucepan on the hob. I never was a huge microwave fan, but the NN-ST479SBPQ has converted me! In short, it's big, is very solid, and looks good - I'd certainly recommend it to anyone." Jenny Humphries, Norfolk

One Customer Review of the Panasonic NN-ST479SBPQ

  1. neil

    I’m looking for a new combi-microwave. ive had, and been happy with panasonic tvs, music centres, etc, but not microwave. ive seen your review for nn-ct579s and am looking for any reviews for nn-ct585s. I feel I will be deciding between the two. have you compared the two or reviewed the 585s.

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