Panasonic NN-H965BF Luxury Full-Size Microwave Oven

Make no mistake the Panasonic NN-H965BF Luxury Full-Size Microwave Oven is a big microwave oven. At 2.2 cubic feet you can cook a whole meal. OK I have mentioned it is big but it can still produce pleasing results in terms of defrosting, reheating, cooking with the larger quantities of food it handles. To back this it has 1250 watts of power to use.

Because of this Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave ovens size it does take a bit of space, naturally, with a foot print of: Height 14 in ches; Width 23.9 inches; Depth 19.5 inches.

The control panel of this Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven allows single touch cooking because the microwave contains the technology and programming to do the rest. The Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven has sensors that can monitor the amount of steam present and adjust power settings accordingly, it can also calculate the time required for cooking so this process becomes automatic. The benefit of such a set up on the Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven is that the cooking and reheating of a number of different foods, such as meats or vegetables, requires less guesswork and the end product is of a higher quality.

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This Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven has a large 16 inch turntable that will give a large area for the food to be heated evenly. To improve the eveness of heating and cooking the food, these microwave ovens have inverter technology and part of this is the “Linear Power Control” that gives even heating so that frozen food when thawed is not overcooked on the outside but still cold in the middle. This is also used in reheating and in keeping food warm without it being cooked anymore, so things like pies, some desserts, casseroles or gravy can be kept warm in their original condition.

The control panel of the Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven is uncluttered with buttons identified for the type of cooking program wanted. Like other Panasonic microwave oven models it has an active menu screen meaning that information is presented on it in a scrolling fashion. The information is present in three languages: English, Spanish, and French and can provide step by step instructions for a cooking process. All-in-all it has nineteen categories for one touch sensor cooking.

There is a one year limited warranty on the Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven , but up to a five year warranty on the magnetron tube

Panasonic NN-H965BF Microwave Oven Features and Specifications

  • 2.2 cubic foot, 1250 watts.
  • The Panasonic NN-H965BF Microwave Oven has automatic cooking with in-built sensors
  • Inverter technology and Linear Power control to ensure even heating of food
  • One touch reheat, defrost, popcorn, Quick minute and a +/- (more/less)
  • Dimensions: Ht 14 inches; W 23.9 inches; D 19.5 inches.
  • Active menu screen for information presented in three languages
  • One year limited warranty – up to 5 year on magnetron

Reviews on the Panasonic NN-H965BF Microwave Oven

More than three quarters of the people that bought this Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven were pleased with it – 57.6% gave it a 5 rating and 17.6% gave it a 4 (Tot. 75.2%). They were impressed with its size and the accuracy of the preset buttons. Although it would appear that to have a successful relationship with your new Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven from the start it is adviseable to read the manual. For example, there were quite a few disappointed people who had nuked their popcorn. But there are three settings for popcorn, and I am sure if they had read the manual they would have found out this fact.

The ability of the Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven to undertake complex sequences was welcomed by some people. But comments on the the scrolling menu of instructions were neutral; although it was useful, it did test people’s patience as it scrolled a bit too slowly.


About 1% of reviewers complained about reliability and had problems with the inverter burning out. This could be a product of age obviously, but there were others who had used these machines for over two years – one couple were cooks and had two identical Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave ovens going for two plus years with no problems. Although a low incidence, this issue is something to bear in mind.

There were some reviewers who were impressed with the way the Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven could cook baked potatoes almost perfectly every time, and the reheat and simmer functions were also popular because they actually carried out the jobs very well. One owner had cooked a turkey in their Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave ovent. Most owners found it much quicker than older models they had used in the past, with many operating it on only 80% power.

It would appear that there is some electronic interference generated by the Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven when on high power – things like internet connection seemed to suffer – they came back online quickly when the appliance was turned off.

Well this model Panasonic NN-H965BF Luxury Full-Size microwave oven is big and popular judging from the comments of its owners, and currently we would recommend this microwave at Position 3. In some ways the Panasonic NN-H965BF microwave oven is in a different class to the smaller microwave ovens we have reviewed but the principles of operation are the same.

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