Panasonic Smart Inverter Countertop Microwave
January 12, 2022
Panasonic has announced the release of its first smart microwave – the Panasonic Smart Inverter Countertop Microwave Oven, Works with Alexa (NN-SV79MS). The NN-SV79MS can be controlled with Alexa using any Alexa-enabled device or the Alexa app. With 69.7% of U.S. smart-speaker users using Alexa, the NN-SV79MS fits seamlessly into these households’ smart home setup.
Once the NN-SV79MS is connected to the Alexa app or any Alexa-enabled device, like Echo or Echo Dot, Alexa can understand more than 100 commands to operate the microwave. Commands include:
- Cook for a Specific Time: “Alexa, reheat for 30 seconds.”
- Stop, Pause, Resume: “Alexa, pause the microwave.”
- Add Cooking Time: “Alexa, add 30 seconds to microwave.”
- Defrost: “Alexa, defrost one pound of ground beef.”
- Reheat: “Alexa, reheat 1 cup of coffee.”
- Cook: “Alexa, cook frozen pizza.”
- Soften/Melt: “Alexa, melt 1 cup of chocolate in the microwave.”
- Keep Warm: “Alexa, warm food for 15 minutes.”
- Make Popcorn: “Alexa, make popcorn in the microwave.”
Users can easily connect the NN-SV79MS to Alexa with Zero-touch setup or 2D code setup. The microwave does not need to be connected to Alexa to operate, but connection is highly recommended to take advantage of the full NN-SV79MS capabilities. The NN-SV79MS can be disconnected from and reconnected to Alexa as needed.
Alexa-enabled devices are not included with the purchase of the NN-SV79MS. The Alexa app can be downloaded in users’ preferred app store.
Panasonic‘s NN-SV79MS utilizes 1,200-watt inverter microwave technology. Users can choose from 10 power levels ranging from keep warm to high to set the desired power and cook time to evenly and efficiently defrost, reheat, cook and keep food warm.
There are six dedicated buttons on the microwave panel to help achieve preferred cooking results. The Quick 30 button reheats food at full power for 30 seconds, for up to a total of five minutes, while the Turbo Defrost utilizes Inverter technology to distribute consistent power for even results without overcooking on the edges or frozen in the middle. For a perfectly popped bag of popcorn, users can press the Popcorn button and enter the weight of the bag being popped before pressing start. The Microwave button allows users select the 10 power levels. The other two buttons include a Timer/Clock and a Stop/Reset button.
Also on the microwave panel is an easy-to-use dial that allows users to set the cooking time, select auto programs, and set the weight of the item inside. For any foods that require a standing time after being cooked, users can set a desired standing time by pressing the Microwave button and setting the desired cooking and standing times with the dial. If a user is not ready to start cooking, they can delay the cooking start time for a later time by pressing the Timer/Clock button and setting the desired delay time with the dial.
Finally, the center of the dial is a button that can be pressed to start operating the NN-SV79MS, confirm selections and for Sensor Reheating. The NN-SV79MS is designed to have a large interior capacity but a small overall exterior footprint to fit nicely on countertops.