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Panasonic NN-SD372S Microwave Review
Best for Popcorn

Your best option for popcorn and much more

I’ve selected this Panasonic microwave as the best microwave for popcorn. I must say, though, that it has many possible uses and will impress you with its ability to accomplish most of those tasks. Let’s begin, though, by discussing its ability to cook popcorn. A one-touch option for just that job makes it quick, easy, and simple to serve steaming hot, buttered popcorn to your family and guests.

Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 950W Microwave with Inverter Technology

Panasonic NN-SD372S Countertop Microwave
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The keep warm feature is also immensely helpful for popcorn. I cannot tell you how annoying it has been for me when I’ve made popcorn, forgotten about it, and returned to find it too cold to eat. Anyone familiar with popcorn knows that you cannot simply re-heat your popcorn – it will burn away to a black crisp. The keep warm feature, however, will keep the popcorn at a proper temperature until you are prepared to devour it.

Incredible Inverter Technology

Have you ever been disappointed by the way that your microwave cooks the outside of your food faster than the inside of your food? Ever noticed that the opposite is true with chocolate? When you try to melt chocolate in a microwave you will often end up burning the inside of your chips or bar while the outside will maintain its full form. Both of these issues can be very annoying and disruptive to the cooking and baking processes. Thanks to the special inverter technology built into the Panasonic NN-SD372S you will never have to worry about this again. You will also never have to worry about stirring frozen pasta three or four times to ensure the outside doesn’t shrivel up while the inside stays frozen.

I won’t get into the complicated technological information about how inverter technology works. This is partially because I really don’t think it’s necessary for you to know this and partially because it is a little bit complicated and I’m not entirely sure I understand everything about it, myself. What I will say, though, is that this technology heats food as evenly as possible – more so than any other microwave technology on the market.

Two Size Options for Many Needs

Whether you only use your microwave to make popcorn or you also like to cook an entire meal inside, you will find that one or the other of these Panasonic microwaves will work for you. The smaller option is 0.8 cubic feet whereas the larger option is 1.6 cubic feet. As you can clearly see, the larger option has twice the capacity of the smaller option. The larger option will allow you to cook anything from a small bag of popcorn to a large flank of beef.

950 Watts of Pure Power

To help you understand why I am so excited about this microwave’s 950 watts, I should tell you that 1000 watts is about the top of the microwave wattage range. You are hard-pressed to find anything over 1000 watts and, honestly, probably wouldn’t want to anyway – it would cook your food far too fast. With 950 watts of power, this microwave will cook your food very quickly without zapping it into a shriveled mess.

The entire purpose of a microwave is to cook food quickly. If you were willing to wait a half an hour to three hours you would use a pressure cooker or a conventional oven. You can cook an entire meal in a fraction of the time it would take if you used those traditional methods. If we are talking about popcorn here, I’d wager a pretty safe bet that your family-sized bag would be fully popped within 2 minutes.

Additional Features

“But wait, that’s not all, folks!” Seriously, though, that really isn’t all. This microwave boasts a handful of other impressive features and functions which I believe are worth noting. I will do my best to summarize those here, while ignoring the urge to talk at length about each one. You can adjust the power level for delicate foods or defrosting purposes. There is also an automatic defrost option you can choose. The automatic reheat option sets the temperature and timer for exactly how long it would take to warm food without re-cooking it. The soft touch buttons make using this microwave and cleaning its exterior simple tasks. This microwave also features a clock, timer, child lock, and “quick add one minute” button.


I guess that, despite the title I awarded it, this microwave is truly useful for much more than simply popping corn. That being said, of all the microwaves I’ve come across, I do believe it will do your popcorn the best justice. So if you’re the the type of person who likes the theater experience when watching movies at home, pop over here to Amazon and give it a try as soon as tomorrow.

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