Panasonic NN-GD37HSBPQ Compact Microwave Oven with Grill and Turntable, 1000 W, 23 Litres, Inverter Power, Good for Bacon, x13 “One Touch” Programmes for easy cooking, Silve

Panasonic Microwave Oven

Weight: 10 kg
Dimensions: 19.21 x 15.55 x 10.98 cm; 10 Kilograms
Brand: Panasonic
Colour: Stainless Steel
Batteries Required: No
Batteries Included: No
Colour: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 19.21 x 15.55 x 10.98 cm; 10 Kilograms

92 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Main dislike so far (only had about 3wks), is micro time settings could be more flexible. Upto 3mins 30 goes up in 10secs, from then it’s in 30 secs increments

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Overall I’m very happy with my new microwave however, I honestly can’t see any difference between this inverter and my old ‘non inverter’ microwave. The description really hooked me in with the explanation of inverter cooking especially the defrosting which is why I bought this. It defrosts fine just not in any noticeable way different to my old microwave. There is one tiny feature I miss on this which my old one had and that’s a 10 second button. This allowed you to just hit it once for a quick blast or twice for 20 seconds etc. Very handy for quickly heating up a tea. This microwave does of course do 10 seconds etc but you have to select the mode then turn the dial to 10, just handy having the 10s hit button. I do like the size and it cooks great, the added grill is handy but not brilliant.

  3. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Set as 1000 . Can alter the power, but to some very odd levels, not 900/800/700 which would be helpful. The time setting is a round control knob, it doesn’t have any grip on it, if your hands are damp it can be awkward to twist. I’d rather it was ALL digital.

  4. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    This microwave has really impressed us, easy to use and the internal light makes it easy to see the meals inside. The only tricky thing is when the base plate is turning it might stick a little because the roller wheel beneath it is difficult to align correctly

  5. KendallHarrell says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersI bought this microwave for the functions i required, its a very tidy little machine, very quiet and very easy to programme. The only downside for me, is the1000 watt grill is very slow to cook. For example, cheese on toast 7 minutes, it would have been better if the grill was central above the revolving turntable for even cooking. Other than that it works fine.

  6. GregBlacklow says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersMy inverter broke after years.had to get another,but only could find one with a I bought it.its a 1,000 watt.cooks brilliantly and evenly.quite light.easy to see through door.easy to operate.doesnt dry food out.very happy.

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Quiet in operation and does the job. Defrost settings a bit of a faff, but when set right gets there. All in all a good bit of kit.

  8. Jerry Beilinson says:

     United Kingdom

    Easy to use, cooks food evenly. Grill is a great addition. Looks great. Negative- it’s not very tall, even a packet of microwave rice will be hard pressed not to fall over. Top of microwave door always needs wiping as steam dribbles out. (Odd!) overall a decent enough machine for the price.

  9. DedraArcher says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    This is a well made unit, just used it for the first time ireally like it, I found it easy to use and the settings menu is impressive, I am going to enjoy cooking with this

  10. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    I purchased this microwave because I believe in Panasonic for reliability. They are built to last . If you need a new microwave then go for this one, you will be amazed

  11. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Good value for money. Well made, reliable and easy to use.

  12. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    A vast improvement on anything else at the same price. This Microwave is extremely well specified and powerful at 1000 Watts (it cooks very quickly) and includes an Oven and Grill which is unusual at the price I paid. It also has an “Inverter” which supposedly heats the food more evenly than a standard Microwave. I’m no technical expert but I’m certainly satisfied with the results. There is an extremely comprehensive users manual provided (which I recommend that you read first if you have half an hour to spare) and this is definitely required due to the plethora of functions which even includes a self cleaning function (Aqua Clean) and a “Chaos Defrost” function (yes really) but search me for what exactly this means (it does defrost frozen food very well though). Not recommended if you just want to heat up the occasional ready meal as its overkill for this but I’m delighted with it.

  13. LiliaBaerqyvcf says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    If only light was more luminous and clock bolder, else all perfect!

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Good size inside and the quartz grill is just what I wanted.

  15. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Excellent microwave and the new wave of very quiet devices. We had a Panasonic from 3-4 years ago and compared to that, this is so much quieter both when the microwave is on at 1000 watts and also when the grill is warming up.
    The design is very nice and sits well with modern kitchens and appliances.
    We would recommend this for anyone needing the capabilities of a large microwave but in a smaller form/size.

  16. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Bought this to work with 700 watt Power Station. Works well with eco flow river pro. On low, Can now cook with solar power.

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Product bought for son moving to studio flat so this product size was sufficient. Great looking and easy to keep clean. Have one myself so did’nt hesitate to order.

  18. TorstenValenti says:

     United Kingdom

    Very easy to use and programme, and being 1000w cooks quickly. Defrost great, but keep eye on the process. I over did it one time and started cooking! Only downside I see at the moment is you can only set in 10 second intervals. As cooks quickly would be better with a 5 second option.

  19. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I was worried that this low cost item would work OK. So far it is performing perfectly.

  20. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    It seems we always change our microwaves because they rust out This time we have chosen a stainless steel version hoping it lasts a bit longer. We have had Panasonic products before and they have always given us really good service. This machine works well and isn’t as loud as other microwaves we have owned. The grill on this needs some practice really the likes of bacon need to be microwaved first and then finished off on the grill element and it turns out quite reasonable

  21. Chris Chin says:

     United Kingdom

    It seems we always change our microwaves because they rust out This time we have chosen a stainless steel version hoping it lasts a bit longer. We have had Panasonic products before and they have always given us really good service. This machine works well and isn’t as loud as other microwaves we have owned. The grill on this needs some practice really the likes of bacon need to be microwaved first and then finished off on the grill element and it turns out quite reasonable

  22. IrvinRQTdnnaq says:

     United Kingdom

    Love everything about it and it’s light enough to wall mou

  23. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    My last few microwaves have all been the cheap ones you get in supermarkets – the ones that are low powered and always manage to spoil jacket potatoes.

    What a difference this one makes. Not one thing got spoiled so far ( with one exception, mentioned below). There are set programs for frozen foods, chilled meals and jacket potatoes. If you follow the instructions these are always extremely successful. I now realise what some of these frozen ready meals are supposed to taste like, even the really cheap ones costing 85p !

    I have to admit that I made a mistake in buying it, but I am pleased that I did. I thought it was a complete oven as well as microwave but it is actually a very powerful microwave with a built in grill. It is an absolutely excellent combination and presents food in a much more acceptable way than the soggy messes than the cheaper microwaves give.

    The instructions are complicated and it took me a couple of intense sessions, writing notes , to fathom out how to work it properly. I had an “Aha!” moment when the penny finally dropped. There are two parallel rows of buttons with a dial knob in between. The top row is timer based . The bottom row is weight based. The knob adjusts accordingly. Once I had twigged this the whole thing made sense. I am not quite sure why someone at Panasonic didn’t just write this on the front page of the instruction book in block capitals.

    The one mistake was trying to microwave/grill chicken nuggets , one of my early projects. Even the dog couldn’t crunch the resulting teeth breakers. I have decided that, “horses for courses” our hot air fryer is a much easier and effective machine for little frozen items.

    To finalise, this machine has *significantly* improved the quality of food I have been eating. I would highly recommend it without reservation.

  24. GingerJ78dqjv says:

     United Kingdom

    Comply with all what I need and more. Nice design. Rather powerful. Easy to use. If you are looking for a very large size, this may not be convenient. I used a 30 cm dish and it was fine

  25. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Good sturdy medium sized oven.
    Easy to set up, the installation booklet is actually easy to follow and read for once, no flimsy fold out pamphlet here..
    There are elements of the oven that must be used in tandem sometimes,please take note
    Controls are easy to see and use.

  26. Roland Hutchinson says:

     United Kingdom

    Very good service and delivery but it is a bit noisy when working but looks good

  27. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very good value for money and very adjustable on power and timings not used grill yet but we have some foods that would get blasted at 100 but just for shorter periods with a normal microwave but can heat much more gently in this one

    Bigger than our previous one and very good price for this kind of inverter tec

    Arrived on time and in perfect conditio

    New inverter technology is very useful on low 270 perfect on delicate foods

  28. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It’s been our only source for cooking fir over a year. What an excellent machine. Grilled chicken to a T. Only downside is that the water it generates from spills or steam has rusted the plate wheel run causing sluggish turning of the plate. Still give it a 5 sta

  29. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Missing my button called memory it was very handy,
    I have two microwaves both the same the older one has the paint coming off inside now it’s probably 10 years old now, so not complaining
    But the new one is 1000w the old 900w so u have to adjust all your usual timings!

  30. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very nice Microwave with invertor technology and 1000w which helps in cooking food quickly and evenly. Smart looks and easy to operate. Haven’t tried the grill option yet but am confident that will work great too…can’t go wrong with Panasonic

  31. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It works great, simple to understand, easy and convenient to use

  32. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Good price, good looking and lots of features plus good price !

  33. CherieDescoteau says:

     United Kingdom

    The information available before purchase did not say that the right-hand end has to be left ‘open’.
    How much space is that? Because of the uncertainty, we were unable to place it where we originally planned (where our aged and incredibly reliable LG microwave had lived). Also when you press the button to open the door, the oven slides backwards — it does not stay put. Otherwise it is a fantastically good product.

  34. Julie Bort says:

     United Kingdom

    Wife wanted another combination oven (I have no idea why as she hardly ever uses the grill – but who am I to argue!!!!). True to form we have yet to use the grill but the microwave function is fine. It replaces a rather old Panasonic model (which lasted several.years) and it is just as easy (although slighly different) to use.

  35. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Lovely little microwave. Easy to use and efficient. Very happy with my purchase.

  36. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Plenty of Power and VERY simple to operate – cook by time or weight – very happy with it.

  37. LakeishEvatt says:

     United Kingdom

    Good looking and it works very well and we are pleased with i

  38. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Don’t worry about finger prints on the stainless steel, they wipe off easily!

  39. BobMcIlrath says:

     United Kingdom

    easy to use and keep clean. Ideal for quick meals

  40. Gretchen Bossio says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Does a great job hope it lasts as long as the one it replaced which was the same make

  41. AleenGrishin says:

     United Kingdom

    I am a bit disappointed with the build quality of this microwave, although the general finish is very good, the problem lies with the unit not sitting flat on the worktop, it rocks from corner to corner, it is not my worktop as this is perfectly flat, my last microwave sat perfectly level, if the manufacturer has a problem with folding the casework squarely,(which they shouldn’t) then why don’t they put adjustable feet at the front? Quality Control?

  42. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Nice looking sturdy microwave, very simple to use . Have not yet used the grill function so can’t comment on this .
    Overall good price and does the job .

  43. Georgia Guerin says:

     United Kingdom

    I was I
    Unsure at first as the microwave oven is smaller than the one it was replacing, however I was surprised by the speed of cooking, also ha a button for chaos defrost. Brillia

  44. Gemma says:

     United Kingdom

    A very good make, am never disappointed with Panasonic, would recommend to anyone, Brill!
    Super fast delivery

  45. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great product. Perfect size for me . Easy to use. Looks neat and classy. Lots of practical options. Fast delivery

  46. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersVery happy with this stylish-looking microwave combi oven that does the job very well. I wanted a microwave that was very easy and quick to use preferably with a knob to turn to set timer etc and I find these easier to see with being partially-sighted. This, with the easy-read LED display is perfect. Oven is quiet in operation and heats food evenly. Construction seems solid and well made. Overall, very impressed

  47. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This seems a really nice and useful Microwave oven. It is so much better than our old one.

  48. BenJuarezj says:

     United Kingdom

    fantastic a must have , this is the second Panasonic combi microwave with gill iv’e had the last one i had for over 16years ..

  49. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Beautiful and classy!
    It heat up so fast, very spacious and the grill is so good.
    Will definitely recommend this microwave.
    It arrive early too. My kitchen look much better with this microwave.

  50. EnriqueLFF says:

     United Kingdom

    A very neat and well designed microwave. A little smaller inside than our previous Tesco model that lasted around 15 years or so but the Panasonic is quieter and heats/cooks more efficiently. Time will tell how much use we’ll get. What is the built in obsolescence of Panasonic microwaves? Watch this space…

  51. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It’s amazing, so easy to use and I wish I’d of had this year’s ago.

  52. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Plastic coating on inside of glass door has rippled up.
    Everything else up to Panasonic usually high standards.

  53. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersTakes a dinner plate without taking up a huge space itself . Fairly easy to operate for those who just want to use it as a basic microwave, I have had Bosch fitted combination ovens before which have had very simple controls so this is not too much of a shock. it looks good too. I wanted the grill facility but have not tried it yet.

  54. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    We bought this for the compact dimensions and 1000 watt power. Nice and quit microwave. Great baked potatoes in combination with the grill. Has a quality feel and is quieter than our previous microwave.

  55. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This microwave is a nice well behaved servant for when it finishes it gives 5 quieter beeps and then never beeps again. How peaceful, lovely. However it does not have a quick start button so “press button, turn the dial, press button” is the turn on process. It is a quieter machine to all our previous ones and cooks quicker and somewhat more evenly.

  56. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great for making baked potatoes using the combination of microwave and grill.

  57. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Lovely equipment, sturdy, easy to use. I looked at many different designs and brands, I am pleased with my choice.

  58. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersAs always Panasonic have excelled. You get what you pay for and with this product you do. Although we haven’t used it to its full potential, we have used it and found it very easy use and very very quiet, unlike other microwaves we have had in the past and this is probably due to the fact it uses a pcb inverter and not a transformer.

    The only thing I would say about this unit is it could do with having adjustable feet so it can ne levelled flat as this unit wobbled when we put it on the surface of our work top. But as this does not interfere with the operation of the unit it wasn’t worth getting it swapped, a small piece of cardboard under the foot did the trick.

    looking forward to using it to its full potential *****

  59. ChristaRodgers says:

     United Kingdom

    Microwave is fine does not seem to get hot need to cook food longe

  60. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    A great bit of kit and very versatile easy to use.

  61. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersPanasonic Microwave. I bought one of these, not this type but simular 17 years ago. The only reason it went into the skip was the turntable developed a fault. I only hope that this one will last half as long. I’m very pleased with it so far and like my old one it does wonderful cheese on toast. Highly Recommended.

  62. TaraCuningham says:

     United Kingdom

    Still trying to work out the best temperature for re-heating. Other than that a really good microwave.

  63. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    First class machine easy to use will recommend well suited.

  64. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    A microwave for the professional or aspiring professional cooks out there, but with a matching level of complexity, meaning the user manual always needs to be on hand!

  65. fN6uF7mH9g says:

     United Kingdom

    Easy to use easy to read LCD like the size

  66. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’m impressed with its oven and grill functions.

    As it’s only for 13A fuse and normal plug, it’s not as fast as of like (e.g. to pre-heat oven), but works better than expected as all in one oven.

  67. EvonneCKQI says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersHave had many microwaves this one Works ok, but would have preferred a number keypad to input times and data. A little confusing with too many actions to work in the manner you require. Other than that it is ok, long term test will determine reliability!

  68. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Pleased with this purchase bottom line the grub cooks A!

  69. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 31 From Our UsersGot this at a great deal price in amazon warehouse. Although I was initially worried at the way in which the delivery driver delivered it, I needn’t have worried as it was well packed in the box. It is light to lift. Wanted for a temporary flat whilst living away. Husband found it great and was very impressed by it. I have in the past gone for large, all singing all dancing microwaves that weighed a tonne and where I ended up not using all the functions. Although I have yet to use all functions on this one, the ones I have have been excellent. It is a very compact size. Having said that, It certainly is very powerful and cooks evenly and quickly. It’s very easy to use. Extremely pleased with it and would recommend as a small powerful microwave combination oven.

  70. PhilomeGarrido says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersQuietly impressed with this microwave and the inverter technology. Seems to heat up leftovers more evenly and the combi grill function is handy for jacket potatoes. Would recommend

  71. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 12 From Our UsersSmaller than my last combi but works well enough so far but only had a few weeks. Looks good, combi grill is quick but as space is small need to do things in batches.

  72. FHXPatrice says:

     United Kingdom

    did not notice there is no quick start button, other than that it seems to work ok

  73. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersAfter 9 years it was time to say goodbye to my last microwave, that left me with a decision to make on which Brand, what functions I wanted, Price etc.

    The Panasonic NN – GD37HS seemed to fit the bill, it was in my price range at just under 130, 1000 Watts, ample 23 litre capacity and a grill that can be used in combination with the microwave.

    It arrived this morning a day earlier than expected, well packaged and in perfect condition. Setting the clock was so easy and that’s something I usually struggle with! A quick read of the instructions and I was ready to start using it.

    For practice I cooked minced beef for the dogs and although initially confusing it didn’t take me long to realise how to set the timer for two different cooking temperatures at the start of cooking, 5 minutes on 1000W and a further 10 minutes on 440W and just wait for the beeps – so clever, no more waiting for part cooking to change the power level!

    The reviews said it makes great cheese on toast and I have to say it’s much easier than using the grill in my oven, it’s a better working height for one thing. The wire rack was the right size to two slices of bread, I set the grill to power level 3 and although it did seem to take longer than the oven grill there is no heat up time as the grill only works with the door closed, the bread was evenly toasted and once topped with cheese it took no time to melt and bubble.

    So far I’m delighted I chose this microwave and I’m looking forward to trying cauliflower cheese next on the combination setting.

  74. Jacqueline says:

     United Kingdom

    Brought for elderly lady to replace reaching up to a high grill oven, which was becoming an issue

  75. Gertrud07W says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 14 From Our UsersVery pleased with this microwave, although the grill part isn’t fabulous it is fine for my purposes. Not quite sure if it would cope with cooking meat but that’s slightly unfair as i haven’t tried to do that. I’m only judging on how it copes with toasted cheese. But it is significantly more convenient than the grill on the fan oven. From a microwave perspective it is excellent. Haven’t tried micro and grill at the same time but am thinking that would be the way forward for meat.

  76. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersBuilt very well and simple to use. As others have mentioned it is noticeably quiet which is nice.

  77. GTG says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 7 From Our UsersThis is a nice little microwave with a handy grill. I am finding this to be very useful and a good replacement for my older Panasonic microwave. My old microwave was a bigger one with a convection oven which I no longer need and was getting very old. This is smaller but still big enough for most things – the only problem I have is it is not quite tall enough for the microwavable rice pouches which get caught on the grill at the top. It has a good cleaning function and so far is still looking clean and shiny. The controls are intuitive and there are various possible settings including the microwave and grill combination. This is solidly constructed microwave and from my previous experiences of Panasonic microwaves I expect it to last well.

  78. ChongRicker says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 24 From Our UsersThree weeks after purchase and this seems fine. Does the job, neat, clean, quiet and uncomplicated. Fair value. Needs minimum 2 inches clearance at back and side for cooling.

  79. SVCRegenailr says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersOnly just received it but so far so good – fairly easy to operate – nice design – fits in well with out kitche

  80. Caleb Clark says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersI found this really easy to use and very powerful.

  81. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Bought as a surprise gift for Son’s new home. Doesn’t move until end of May. Delivery though was spot on.Thanx.

  82. RafaelPainter says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 12 From Our UsersReally like this. When ordering I wasn’t to sure about the rotary control for the time, but that works fine. It stainless steel case does show the fingermarks though.

  83. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 9 From Our UsersGood looking microwave and suprisingly quiet. No annoying or unnecessary beeps or notifications – huge bonus in competition with some other very annoying microwaves on the market. Grill and oven are very powerful which makes this very good value for money. Auto cooking, grill and combo programs are simple and well programmed and additional guide – sticker on oven door frame is s nice touch. This microwave does grill / cook jacked potatoes very well. Thumbs up!

  84. JonahHaveman says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 8 From Our UsersExcellent and easy to use and clean. Remember this is a Micro with grill and combi -3 in one.

  85. Jayme says:

     United Kingdom

    The microwave is working exceptionally, it more than meets my requirements.

  86. SusannaClaude says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersI bought this recently and have used it every day. I am extremely pleased that I bought it. The Quality is great, easy to use and it is speedy. Much cheaper to use than my large electric oven. Thank you.

  87. Alan Brown says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 16 From Our UsersThe Panasonic Inverter Compact Grill & Microwave (Model NN-GD37HSBPQ) is a large, pretty much catering sized, microwave oven that also contains an integrated grill function.

    Size-wise the microwave is a bit of a beast. Measuring 49cm (W) x 28cm (H) x 40cm (D) the microwave is noticeably larger than the majority of your modern domestic microwaves. That said, it does allow for large dishes, plates and bowls to be placed with its spacious 31cm (W) x 19cm (H) x 33cm (D) internal cavity.

    Being a 1000W microwave it offers swift cooking times, being at the higher end of the spectrum for domestic microwaves.

    The functionality of the microwave is very easy and self-explanatory. As you’d expect, there are multiple functions on the microwave, and not restricted to just defrost and cook like the old school microwaves of the yesteryear.

    In use the microwave makes a noticeably different humming sound than any microwave ovens we’ve previously had. Neither my wife nor I can tell if it’s actually any louder (although we suspect it might me) but it’s a different tone than you’re used to, which makes it surprisingly noticeable. Not that that’s a particular drawback or anything, but was certainly one of the first things we noticed.

    Of course, one of the main selling points to the microwave is the integrated grill function. For people living in shared accommodation or a bedsit etc, I can imagine that this is a really great feature. The grill function is super-simple to use and the results are pretty descent. It’s quick and easy to use, but to be honest, we still use the grill function on our main oven rather than turning to the microwave.

    However one function that really is excellent is the Aqua Clean function. Basically it’s a function for removing unwanted food odours and generally cleaning the inside of the microwave. To do this all you need to do is place a jug containing 200ml of water and a small amount of lemon juice into the microwave, select the Aqua clean setting and press Start. Something like 15 minutes later the microwave lets you know that the process is over and all that’s left to do is wipe down the insides with a cloth or kitchen towel and you have one fresh smelling sparklingly clean microwave oven once again. Genius!

    All in all we’re incredibly happy with the microwave. Okay it’s quite large, but that just means it’ll accommodate my ‘larger’ man-sized plates! With its ‘Inverter’ technology it warms and/or cooks food more thoroughly (and this aspect really does work) and the Acqua clean function is superb. We’ve not used the grill function much, but for others I can imagine this would be a key feature. Basically — we’re well impressed!

  88. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 12 From Our UsersI can confidently say, that this is the best microwave oven I’ve ever owned, Panasonic have obviously put a lot of thought into producing a quality product.

    To begin with, this is about as high a power microwave you can get domestically, at 1000W, In practice, this means significantly, proportionally shorter cooking times. Of course, cooking times are much reduced over traditional methods to begin with but I, certainly, noticed the difference.

    The oven cavity is spacious and takes a dinner plate without it clunking against the interior walls as the turntable turns. I can also fit in taller containers that my previous oven couldn’t. Despite the spacious interior, the body of the oven isn’t huge. Neither is the oven too heavy and shouldn’t cause much problem for any able-bodied person, to fit.

    The grill is a fantastic addition, as it has allowed us to reheat certain foods that would otherwise have gone soggy on the top. It can be used in conjunction with the microwave or on its own and makes perfect cheese on toast.

    The exterior finish is nice, though stainless steel is a fingerprint magnet. The dial is flush with the body and a simple press allows it to pop out for use. It is easy to use, though those with poor eyesight might struggle to read the print.

    We liked the ‘child-lock’ feature, which prevents the oven being used, unless you know the button presses to unlock it. With a curious child in the house, this might come in useful.

    The manual supplied is exhaustive and entirely in understandable English. There is even a description of how microwave cooking technology works and a section of recipes towards the rear. I’m unlikely to use any of these recipes, but the idea of putting frozen sausages into the oven and cooked, browned, sausages coming out, is appealing.

  89. FelicitasWeddin says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 12 From Our UsersReceived this microwave a couple of weeks ago and have held off writing the review until I’d had a chance to test it as fully as possible. I’m pleased to say, it’s a great microwave and has done everything I’ve asked of it very well.

    First of all, it’s a smart looking machine and fits in well with the other stainless steel items in the kitchen. Secondly, it comes with a clear and concise instruction book which may seem a bit ‘wordy’ at first, but really it’s written for anyone who is entirely new to microwave cooking and explains all about the theory of microwaves, safety, the correct type of cooking containers to use etc, all of which is important. If you are already familiar with the techniques etc, you can just go straight to the operating instructions, no prob. There are some recipes in the book also to get you started.

    I’ve had microwaves since the 1970’s but this is the best one yet and I really like the grill which means the food looks and tastes very appealing. Microwaved food can be a bit blah! but sausages were nicely browned when cooked on ‘combi’ setting – the book tells you how to do it. Easy peasy. Baked potatoes were somewhat better than purely microwaved, cheese on toast was good without having to heat up the big grill and use all that electricity, fresh carrots and frozen veg were dead easy.

    The controls are all easy to get the ‘hang’ of and really, there is nothing negative to say about it at all.
    A very good microwave. I highly recommend.

  90. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 37 From Our UsersI am an amazon vine reviewer. I have not used a microwave oven with a grill function before, so this is a new experience for me. The Panasonic NN-GD37HS Microwave/Grill Oven (MGO for short!) arrived in a well-packaged box.

    The turntable was positioned in its own well-protected polystyrene recess.

    The 56 page Operating Instructions are both very comprehensive and easy to follow. The first 10 pages cover safety advice. This includes the fact that children 8 years and over can use the device (page 4) — with thorough training. Also not to cook an egg in its shell as it can explode either in the oven or on removal as it continues to cook. I placed the MGO on the kitchen worktop using the clearance dimensions shown on page 11. The MGO is a good-looking piece of kit in its all stainless steel look. Pages 12-13 cover how to clean the MGO including using oven cleaner on a cloth to remove localised stains — not directly onto the oven surface. The diagram on page 15 annotates all of the components including item 18 — the stopper at the back of the oven to ensure adequate ventilation at all times.

    Safety advice continues on pages 16-17 — those boiled eggs again and letting food stand once the MGO cooking cycle is finished. I thought page 19 was very good as it describes how the MGO actually works by using a magnetron to convert electricity into microwaves.

    Pages 20-24 cover “General Guidelines” such as what size dish to use and covering food. For example covering fish with microwave cling film — which was the first meat we defrosted — but don’t cover cakes and sauces.

    I read the whole Operating Instructions before I even plugged the MGO in. It was time well spent as pages can be linked to each other. For example, microwave cling film is mentioned on pages 22 and 24.

    Once plugged in, the clock is easy to set (page 25). If you push the Time/Weight dial it pops out. If you rotate it quickly clockwise it advances the time fast and then you can slow down to get the final time. This applies anti clockwise too if you want to go back in time. The clock is 24 hour. There is a child lock setting, which makes all of the buttons inoperable.

    Once the clock is set, you jump back to page 11 to remove the protective oil on the grill before first use. This one-off operation takes 5 minutes.

    The MGO is very quiet in operation and a light comes on when the door is opened.

    The “Micro Power” button can be pressed a certain number of times in order to obtain a certain microwave power. For example, press once and you get the 1000 W setting, press twice and the 270 W defrost setting is achieved. You press this button up to 6 times to get –high, defrost, medium, low, simmer and warm settings. I tried the defrost two button press option using frozen fish fingers. Seven fish fingers weighed about 220g. Page 28 said that 450g of fish would need defrosting for 10-12 minutes. So as I had half this weight I selected 6 minutes on the Time/Weight dial and then pressed the, “Start” button. At the end of the 6 minutes the ‘fingers were nearly defrosted. The standing time for 450g on page 28 is 15-20 minutes. After about 3 minutes the ‘fingers were checked with a fork and were ready for frying. In just a few minutes they were thoroughly cooked and I sliced them up and added them to a stir-fry. The dish was delicious.

    I usually grill fish fingers straight from the freezer. So, on the next night I tried to grill fish fingers straight from the freezer — page 29.

    The size of the MGO – 23 Litres — limits what can be placed inside it. So if for example, you were cooking for several people, you would have to plan how you did it in order to keep the already cooked food warm — maybe on a warming surface whilst the other food is being cooked in the MGO

    The next feature that I tried was defrosting and cooking frozen sausages. I used the table on page 28 where 450g of frozen sausages should defrost in about 12 minutes. My 8 sausages weighed 680 g, so I scaled 12 minutes to 18 minutes.
    I placed them in a rectangular Pyrex dish. Then I pressed the Micro Power button twice to select defrosting — page 26, I turned the Time/Weight knob to 18 minutes and pressed Start. At 9 minutes, I opened the door and turned the still hard sausages over as advised on page 26. At the end of 18 minutes the sausages were a little hard, so I turned them and added another 5 minutes. As page 22 advises, the sausages could have been colder than the expected Panasonic temperature — so adding a few minutes is OK. The opposite could be true — in they could have been “warmer” than the Panasonic temperature. Regular checking will help identify the most appropriate time.

    The sausages were OK by now so I used page 46 to look at the cooking chart for thick sausages. I decided to cook 4 in a pan and 4 in the MGO so I could compare the finally cooked sausages. So about 340g (half of 680) needed to be cooked for about 5 minutes as the chart said 2-3 minutes for 240g.

    I put the sausages on the wire rack and placed the rectangular Pyrex dish (to catch drips) below the rack and placed into the MGO Page 29 gives advise how to cook the sausages.

    I was not sure about how fast the sausages in the MGO would cook so I pressed the Grill button twice, which gives a “Grill 2” medium heat rate. I selected 5 minutes to match the 340g weight and pressed Start.

    I started the other 4 sausages in the pan. The grill only is working in the MGO. After 5 minutes the MGO sausages were beginning to turn straw brown. I turned them over, as their other side had not cooked. I set the grill time to 5 minutes as before. The pan sausages were beginning to brown up / blacken, as I would expect. After the 5 minutes the MGO sausages were coming on nicely, but I checked one of them with a knife — they were not ready. So turning and repeating for another 2 minutes on the each side brought them to cooked. I could have cooked them to the high heat setting by pressing Grill once, but decided to minimise the variables.

    My wife and I tried one sausage from the pan and one from the MGO with stir-fry vegetables. The pan sausage was blackened as I expected — but not burnt. The MGO sausages were the nice yellow brown colour but as tender as the pan sausages. So my conclusion is that it just takes time to get used to the MGO, but that on the above test it worked fine with a tasty result!

    The oven Pyrex dish was not too bad in terms of fat drips. I decided as part of this review to give it an “Aqua Clean” as on page 32. I put 200 ml of water in a Pyrex jug and cut a slice off a lemon and squeezed it into the jug. The Aqua clean button can be seen on page 20 — item 9. You put the jug in on the turntable and press the Aqua Clean button followed by Start. The cleaning programme lasts for a fixed 20 minutes. At the end you are advised to wipe the moisture from inside the MGO. I used a clean kitchen towel — which was indeed damp. I could see the water level in the jug had dropped. I left the MGO door open to let it air off.

    The MGO exterior being stainless steel does show finger marks so it does need wiping (page 12) to keep its appearance in good condition especially on the door release button (page 20).

    I tried the Chaos Defrost program — pages 34-35. The “chaos” refers to random microwaves being generated to defrost a weighed food such as bread, meat pieces and meat joints. You press the Chaos Defrost button one, two or three times then turn the Time/Weight button to the WEIGHT of the item to be defrosted. At the time of my “experiments” I had none of the above food items so I tried frozen soup. I weighed it and then defrosted it by pressing the Chaos Defrost button twice and entering the weight. It defrosted reasonably well. I think I would use the normal defrost as already described (pages 26-28).

    I have also tried “Combination Cooking”, which as its name suggests, is a combination of microwaving and grilling (page 30) for food weighing over 200g — if less just use the normal grilling option. Basically, the food is heated by the microwave, “overlaid” (my word) by the grill turning on and off during the program to provide browning of the food.

    You press the “Combi” button (item 4 page 20) up to 3 times. Setting 1 will microwave at 440W and grill on the high setting. Setting 2 is 300W for simmering with high grilling. Setting 3 is also 300W simmer with medium grilling.

    For the Combi option I tried roasting potatoes. They are high in moisture (page 8). If they have skins you need to pierce them so they don’t burst (page 16 and 21). I used Baby Maris Piper potatoes, which I peeled and sliced in two, which eliminated the bursting problem. They weighed 340g, which is above the 200g lower limit.

    On page 46, it says that 450g of boiled potatoes should be cooked for 8-9 minutes and placed directly onto the turntable without the need for the wire rack. I used a Pyrex dish and decided to select setting 1 on the Combi choice for 10 minutes. This is above the time for 350g pro rata, but I would check the progress as the cooking went along by just opening the door and using oven gloves to prod the potatoes. After 5 minutes I checked the potatoes, they were still hard so I turned them over in the dish and continued cooking. At 10 minutes they were softening up and some browning of the surface was seen. They also smelt nice –even with the door closed. I sprayed them lightly with olive oil and set another 4 minutes (14 minutes in total). After this time they were fine. The microwave fan ran on for a minute or so after this cooking cycle, which is normal (page 18).

    I them microwaved some baked beans by pressing the microwave button once (1000W — page 26) for 1.5 minutes — they were cooked. Then I added the potatoes onto the plate with the beans, salad items and coleslaw. The simple dish was very tasty!

    The Multistage Cooking (page 33) option is used so that you can cook the food in a sequence. For example, microwave defrost followed by microwave cooking. Or, grilling followed by microwaving. The beauty is that you select all the settings in sequence before you press Start and the MGO follows all of your chosen steps in sequence. For brevity of this review I have yet to try this option out.

    You can register the MGO on the Panasonic home page.

    With the topics I have tried, as mentioned above, I can make the following conclusions concerning the Panasonic Microwave/Grill Oven model NN-GD37HS.
    The Operating Instructions are very clear. They covered every question that I asked as I tried out the cooking options. As said above, it is well worth spending time reading the 56 pages from front to back before using the MGO. It gave me confidence when I then began to use the unit especially as I had never tried a microwave oven with a grill function before.

    I have been very pleased with all of the dishes I have cooked. I had to tweak the times compared with the advised times, but if for example, my sausages were deep frozen then they would naturally take longer to defrost.

    I think this is a very versatile piece of equipment. If this is the only cooking item you have, then planning to cook for one or more people can be managed with good planning. I was certainly gaining in confidence the more I used the devise and planning how I cooked my items.

    So, on the basis of the programs I have used to date, I rate the Panasonic Microwave/Grill Oven at 5 stars. As well as functionality, it is a good looking item to have on the kitchen worktop.

  91. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersThis is sleek, good looking Microwave from a name you can trust.

    It’s less bulky than the old one it was replacing for me and it fitted nicely in place. There’s a few buttons on the front but I would say it’s a very intuitive machine . I read some of the instructions, as much to make sure I wasn’t inadvertently putting on grill function as anything else, but I would say that it’s very straightforward and you could just go straight to using it.

    You can microwave, grill or a combination of both. You can pick cooking time or use the automatic functions based on what it is your making.

    So far I’ve used it for numerous things and it’s all been good. Jacket potatoes (which i normally do in the microwave and then crisp up in the over) were surprisingly crisp just from their ten minutes in this machine. Pies and sausage rolls have warmed up well and retained some of that initial baked crispness as well.

    All in all a fantastic device which I am totally over the moon with!

  92. MarjoriFulcher says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 37 From Our UsersA fabulous looking microwave, with all the features you need and a quality edge. The general construction is of steel and the front panel and door are coated in stainless steel which not only improves the look of the device, but also keeps it easy to clean. The control layout is simple and intuitive, with timing controlled by a pop out rotary knob and all other features by simple press buttons. An attractive green LED display shows the time or remaining cooking time.
    The first row of buttons determines how you cook, with microwave power alone, with the built in grill or a combination of both.
    The second row of buttons are defrost, auto microwave cooking or auto combination cooking, again with each feature the rotary control sets time (or weight).
    The third row of buttons include aqua clean – a system for removing food odours and cleaning the inside of the oven; just simply pop a Pyrex jug with 200ml of tap water and a squeeze of lemon juice in the oven, press ‘aqua clean’ and ‘start’. In about 20 minutes the oven emits 5 beeps and then just wipe the inside with a soft cloth. The other buttons are timer and clock adjust , then on the final row, the stop/cancel button and the all important start.
    Compared to my existing oven, this is so easy to use – controls are intuitive and straight forward. The metallic feel of everything not only adds to the sense of quality but makes you feel confident that nothing is going to come away in your hands.
    The pop-out time/weight control should be out for most use, but if you are just wanting to put something on for a minute or two, you an set it with it recessed.
    The instructions contain a helpful troubleshooting guide, and a appear to have been written by a person whose first language was English. (!!!). They also include a few recipes to get you going.
    Always wipe the insides after use, but this is a great oven that zaps your food quickly and efficiently, it is after all a 1000w or 1kW oven. In terms f size, this is about 20% smaller then my last combi-oven , but it still takes the some cookware, so in fact it still cooks as much as before. I find that this cooks portions for a family of five adults.
    I am super-happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone!