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  # 1808915 29-Jun-2017 13:34
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kryptonjohn:

 

Hardly Normal at the moment. $244 vs $329 at Noel Leeming.

 

 

On sale at PB for $240.35 (incl) https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MVOPAN5640/Panasonic-NN-SF564WQPQ-Inverter-Microwave-Oven---2

 

Man PB is diversifying...


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  # 1808947 29-Jun-2017 13:48
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clive100:

 

Reading these reviews I wouldn't buy the Sharp inverter models... http://www.productreview.com.au/p/sharp-r350yw.html

 

We have a Panasonic inverter & has been great. 3 years old & no problems so far. 

 

 

Apologies in advance for the foray off topic, but has anyone else noticed that the reviews for appliances on productreview.com.au are some of the most savagely negative anywhere on the internet? I was trying to buy a dryer recently and there literally wasn't a single model that cleared 4/5 stars, and only one which even got close. Every product you can think of is the worst, most unreliable piece of crap in existence, apparently.

 

The most extreme example I could find was for my cat's flea treatment. Apparently it killed about 50% of the reviewers' cats. Look elsewhere on the internet and the reviews are 99% positive. Incidentally my cat is very healthy and flea free...

 

Anyway, back to microwaves.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1808953 29-Jun-2017 13:52
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I think in a lot of cases the reviews are from people who don't read the instructions!

 

 


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  # 1808959 29-Jun-2017 14:01
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allio:

 

clive100:

 

Reading these reviews I wouldn't buy the Sharp inverter models... http://www.productreview.com.au/p/sharp-r350yw.html

 

We have a Panasonic inverter & has been great. 3 years old & no problems so far. 

 

 

Apologies in advance for the foray off topic, but has anyone else noticed that the reviews for appliances on productreview.com.au are some of the most savagely negative anywhere on the internet? I was trying to buy a dryer recently and there literally wasn't a single model that cleared 4/5 stars, and only one which even got close. Every product you can think of is the worst, most unreliable piece of crap in existence, apparently.

 

The most extreme example I could find was for my cat's flea treatment. Apparently it killed about 50% of the reviewers' cats. Look elsewhere on the internet and the reviews are 99% positive. Incidentally my cat is very healthy and flea free...

 

Anyway, back to microwaves.

 

 

 

 

That is a fair point but....

 

I bought a Sunbean fan ignoring the numerous bad reviews listed on that website. The main complaint was a noticable bad hum when running the fan on the slower speeds.

 

After trialing the fan for 24 hours I ending up returning the fan back to the retailer for a refund due to the really loud annoying hum. So in this case the reviews were accurate.   

 

It's a fact though that given an medium to complain or praise a product we are more likely to look for somewhere to complain first & praise... well maybe some, but most don't. 


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  # 1808961 29-Jun-2017 14:06
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Stay away from models which require too many keypresses.

 

Our Panasonic defaults to high power and you can just set time then start.

 

The Bosch at work you have to press a button twice then turn a knob to select the heating method

 

then you have to press a different button and turn another knob for the time then turn the knob for the power then press the first button to start.

 

Go Figure!





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  # 1808986 29-Jun-2017 14:53
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jonathan18: We moved back to a Sharp as we really missed the one-button for one minute setting - it's just so much more convenient

 

It sure is. My 9-year-old Sharp still works, and I use the one-button start frequently. I was using my parents' Panasonic once and I pressed Start and nothing happened. Jokingly I jabbed it a few more times and it froze the entire interface and put "child lock" on the screen. Rude!


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