Panasonic 27L Steam Combi Microwave

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Clever and Versatile Microwave for perfectly cooked meals

Genuine steam cooking has now become easier

It's compact, but it makes speed, steam-cooked meals. Steaming can also be combined with grilled, oven and microwave cooking to greatly expand the variety of foods on your family's table.

Powerful steam for quicker, more delicious cooking

NN-DS596B is equipped with highly-efficient boiler which injects powerful steam into the upper area of the Microwave Oven. With healthy steam cooking, natural flavors and ingredients and preserved and it's incredibly quick to cook delicious and healthy meals.

Both sides of the meal can be browned without turning it over

The upper heater and microwave-heated grill tray cooks foods quickly on both the top and bottom. As it cooks, excess fat is drained off by the grooves in the grill tray resulting in food which is crisp on the outside and tender and juicy inside. There's also no need to turn food over whilst cooking, reducing cooking times!

  • 27L Steam Combination Oven
  • 100% Turbo Steam
  • Crispy Grill
  • Simultaneous Combination Cooking
  • Large-area Flat Cavity
  • Inverter Technology 
All Product Details
Brand Panasonic
Product Type Microwaves
Model Number NN-DS596BQPQ
Colour Black
Microwave Features
Microwave Power 1000W
Grill Power (Top/Bottom) 1200
Height 347 mm
Width 512 mm
Depth 400 mm
Manufacturers 24 Months
Panasonic 27L Steam Combi Microwave is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So close to a COMBI OVEN I used this oven to cook everything, from a roast through to cakes, slices, breads, to defrosting & just plain microwaving. I love the fact that you can steam cook veggies, meats. Why didn't Panasonic allow me to combine the function of STEAM with the OVEN? You were so close to a Combi Oven! That would had been the ULTIMATE Convection, Combi Microwave Oven. Also like every review that I read before I bought this oven how poorly it is lit. Would be great if the menu board would light up when touched & another suggestion would be what function you chose would remain lit while it was cooking.
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would probably consider a model with better lit panel Have just purchased this product and am still getting used to the functions but one thing which is causing me grief is the background light on the function panel. It's really hard to read !! Almost need to use a torch to read the panel . Finding that frustrating. There are no specs about how to change this . I would certainly mention this if someone is thinking of purchasing as it is top of the range price
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this combination microwave! Brand new on the market in Australia & I have one of the first.It took a while to get used to the varied & many combinations of cooking but once I did,WOW!I have a small wall cavity so exterior size was perfect for me & as long as the inside holds my large pyrex dishes or a full size dinner plate I am happy.Having the flat bed means no more turntables and dishes sliding around or getting "stuck" as it turns.I can use a myriad of sizes & shapes without issue.The convection is a fabulous addition to my 900 wide electric oven when I cater for large parties, or I use it as the only oven for a roast for two or baking a dessert.The grill is one of the quickest I have encountered.The elements heat up really quickly & are very powerful. The crispy grill feature does top & bottom so cooking a pizza from scratch is a breeze. No soggy crusts! Combination microwave & grill is great! I have done a whole stuffed rainbow trout with crispy skin on this mode & it turned out fantastic. But the steam function is one of my favourites.This was completely new to me so experimenting was a must.Vegetables done with just the right amount of crunch, chicken (steam and micro function) done to perfection & as moist as I get it Sous Vide, steamed whole snapper Chinese style YUM.You can chose your power level by watts for the microwave too which is perfect for delicate jobs where you need to melt a small amount of something (like chocolate) without going too far too quick. Unlike microwaves of old where you had numbers representing the level & you really didn't know what wattage it was!Defrost & proving modes a blessing! I had a 32 year old Panasonic convection microwave that I absolutely loved (one of the first on the market) which I had repaired twice before it finally died. The timing was good as new one fit in with my new white/SS/black and Carrara marble kitchen & looks great. I had no hesitation whatsoever in going straight back to Panasonic & I am sure I will be happy with this one too!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not powerful enough Purchased this version of the mult-function microwave ovens as it fit in the micrwave space we had, the more expensive version did not fit. Also we felt for the price it should be a good and powerful microwave. However we find the microwave not strong enough , things take longer than our previous microwave to cook and don''t stay warm as long as our previous microwaves. I have to reheat to warm things up after microwaving particularly vegetables. We have mastered the microwave controls but the steaming and other controls are hard to find (and see on the panel) and we don't use as much as a result. We have found the grill option does not get crispy so we are still using our oven.
Date published: 2021-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Panasonic Steam Inverter Microwave/Combi Oven. As stated by another reviewer, with just a fraction more thought this product could be the best thing since sliced bread! Unfortunately have to take a torch out to reach display & steam function for oven would have been genius. That said; after a 20yr love affair with my old version, still working perfectly except for microwave, despite being told by my two recently qualified chefs what a hunk of junk it was, it like its replacement is sure to see me out, a very happy customer!
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I love my Panasonic combo oven with steam I use it every day to defrost food, steam vegetables(which I can't seem to get right yet. Still a little too crisp for my likings. End up using straight microwave feature but would love to know how to steam successsfully!
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No backlight Product is great for cooking. Really big down point is there is no back light so you have to turn the light on to make bottles for the kids at 3am.
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product. Would love lessons on all features though so pleade advise if available.
Date published: 2017-12-29
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Questions & Answers


Asked by: claire80
Hi Claire. We have checked with the manufacturer and there is no trim kit for this model. Hope this helps with your query.
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2022-05-04

What are the size measurements?

Asked by: Polly
Hi Polly. Thanks for your question. Here are the dimensions: Height 347mm, Width 512mm, Depth 400mm. You can also see the dimensions in the Specs tab, next to the product description. Hope this helps
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2021-10-05

For the steam does it need to be plumbed in or do fill it manually

Asked by: Fern
Thank you for your question. This model has a water tank that is manually filled up.
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2021-09-27

If it’s fitted with the surround are those spacings acceptable?

Asked by: Gandrm
Hi Gandrm. Thanks for your question. It is not recommended to have this in an enclosed space. The rear of oven placed against a back wall. The oven must have sufficient air flow, i.e. 5 cm at one side, the other being open; 15 cm clear over the top; 10 cm at the rear. Hope this helps.
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2021-08-20

Does it near clearance space around the microwave? What is the minimum gap please?

Asked by: Csndy
Hi there, thanks for asking a question. The oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface 850 mm above the floor, with rear of oven placed against a back wall. For proper operation the oven must have sufficient air flow, i.e. 5 cm at one side, the other being open; 15 cm clear over the top; 10 cm at the rear.
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2021-12-27
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