Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ 20L Compact Microwave With Grill Review (Silver)

Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ 20L Compact Microwave With Grill Review (Silver)

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  • Features
  • Price

The Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ silver combination microwave with grill is a compact yet versatile model. It has similar features to other Panasonic compact microwaves such as the Panasonic NN-E281MMBPQ and Panasonic NN-E271WMBPQ, but also includes a 1000W grill. This means you can cook a greater variety of foods. This Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ review discusses the main features of the product, along with an overview of how reviewers have rated it.

Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ
Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ

Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ Features

As a microwave, the Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ is an unremarkable model. It’s an 800W model with a 20L capacity, five different power levels and nine automatic programs.

Unlike most other compact microwaves, however, the NN-K181MMBPQ comes with a 1000W grill. The grill has three different power levels, and provides more versatility. Considering the Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ is only £20 more than similar models without a grill, we think it provides excellent value for money.

The advantages of a grill are that you can toast, brown or crisp food like you would in a regular grill. A microwave with a grill, also known as a combination microwave oven, is perfect for cooking crispy foods more quickly than would otherwise be possible.

The design of the Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ silver microwave is relatively plain, although it’s certainly not unattractive. The stainless steel colour scheme means the microwave will fit into almost any modern kitchen design.

Overview of features:

  • Compact microwave with a 20L capacity
  • Silver colour scheme
  • 1000W grill with three different power settings
  • Automatic weight cook function
  • Nine auto programs
  • Child lock
  • Touch control panel
  • 800W microwave
  • Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ Dimensions: 25.8×43.7×33.7 cm (HxWxD)

Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ Reviews

The Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ combination microwave has received mainly positive reviews from buyers. It has a strong rating on shopping sites at the time of writing, although there are certainly some drawbacks mentioned by reviewers. We’ve summarised the positive and negative comments from reviewers below.

Good comments about the NN-K181MMBPQ:

  • Compact design that means it’s easy to fit the microwave into any kitchen
  • Clear instruction manual makes the microwave easy to use
  • Good build quality
  • Good value for money considering that this is a combination microwave

Negative comments about the NN-K181MMBPQ:

  • Turntable is too small to fit large dinner plates
  • Some reviewers complain that the feet of the microwave are uneven (although this appears to have been fixed)
  • One reviewer mentioned that the glass plate doesn’t fit correctly on the turntable spindle, although this appears to be an isolated incident

Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ Conclusion

The Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ microwave with grill isn’t perfect, but for the price we think it provides good value for money. If you’re looking for a cheap combination microwave then this could be a model to consider.

Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ
Panasonic NN-K181MMBPQ

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