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Does anyone have one of those microwaves that has a flat bed rather than a turntable. I am looking at the Panasonic one and wondered if anyone had one and what you thought of it -to buy -or not to buy. Thank you.
In my opinion have you cannot beat Panasonic ovens, have you considered their Combi's. Absolutley fantastic. would not be without mine. easy to use and you can save on energy etc. Good luck
Thanks sorry should have said that I already have a combi one but was interested in the flat bed one that doesn't have a turntable so that you can get larger dishes in.
I had a Panasonic combi which died and I recently replaced it with a Panonic slimline inverter. I like to use the convection oven alone but found that everything I tried in it burned. I phoned their cookery line and was told that this model can't be used for baking etc. on covection only as the heating element is in the top, so I tried combination cooking and food still burned, so I called a service engineer. The oven was returned today with a new thermostat as it was found to be over-heating by 20-30 degrees.I was hoping I'd be told that it was irrepairable so that I could get a refund and buy a flat bed model, but unfortunately it's fixed and I cooked a lasagne on convection tonight without any problems.If anyone reading this wants a Panasonic combi be sure it's not the slimline inverter if you want to bake cakes etc. on convection only.Kilmory
but it's a Bosch, not a Panasonic. I like it a lot, actually. So nice to just be able to bung in anything without worrying about what shape it is or whether it'll catch on the door on the way round. It's also much easier for cleaning as you don't have anything to clean except the inside walls. It's actually a lot smaller than my old Panasonic combi, yet somehow it seems to have more room inside it. I suspect that's because it's a flat bed.On a less positive note, the way Bosch has designed the controls on it is utterly pants. Less functionality (it's pure microwave, no combi) yet somehow the controls are more complex and not remotely intuitive (unless you're a German design engineer).
I've got a Whirlpool microwave/convection oven with a crisp-plate and grill. It's not flat bed but you can stop the turntable from turning if you have large dishes to microwave.The Crisp function is great for re-heating pastry things from frozen (or fresh) as it has a low MW and also the grill and crisp plate, so the pastry is crisped.The convection part is just a normal, small convection oven, so fine for cakes or just one or two dishes.I've had it for about 7 years now and am very happy with it.
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