It guides you to prepare foods that are crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside.
You may say that it is kind of tiny for an oven, but it is possible for it to keep a casserole warm for you during Thanksgiving preparation, or heat one up rather quickly, without the odd hot-cold sensation of a microwave.
Let’s discover more about this countertop induction oven.
You will be surprised to find out that the stainless steel countertop oven fits with any kitchen decor.
It comes dishwasher-safe die-cast aluminum grill pan and provides the following features: 6 pre-set menu items little or no preheating required adjustable temperature control, dishwasher-safe grill pan, contemporary design child lock multi-lingual word prompts and induction/dual-infrared cooking technology.
Enjoy a revolutionary cooking experience and just grill, broil, bake, reheat, roast and toast with one single unit.
It has an easy to follow digital display that primarily uses the knob on the bottom to scroll through options once programmable cooking is selected.
On the control panel, you have a display window for showing the present state (temperature, bake, cooking mode, keep warm, weight unit, time unit, auto cook, preheat, timer), a Grill pad, a Broil pad, a Combo pad, an Auto Cook pad, a Bake pad, a Setup pad, a More/Less pad, a Timer pad, a Stop/Reset pad and a Start/Select dial and all the explanations needed for these controls are available in the user guide.
It is very important to not block the air vents as if they are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat and be damaged. And make sure that you keep air vents clear at all times.
Placement instructions state that you should allow 15 cm (6”) of space on the top of the oven, 10 cm (4”) on the left and the other side open. If one side of the oven is placed flush against the wall, the other side or the top must not be blocked.
And just to remember, after using the oven repeatedly or for a long time, the fan may operate to cool the electric components.
This is perfectly normal, and you can take out the food from the oven while the fan operates and it is recommended to keep the oven plugged in until the fan motor completely stops operating.
6. Sensors and Safety Features
There is a Child Setting Lock feature that prevents the electronic operation of the oven until canceled. It does not lock the oven door.
In order to set or cancel child safety lock, you must press Start/Select Dial or Stop/Reset pad 3 times within 10 seconds.
And you can set child lock feature when the display shows “0“. Also, if the oven overheats, a thermal safety device will turn the oven off and once happened, the oven will remain inoperable until it has cooled.
Despite the appliance, there are some included accessories in the packing box: you will also get a die-cast aluminum grill pan (dishwasher-safe) and 26 recipe cookbook created by the Culinary Institute of America for Panasonic.
There are recipes for appetizers, family favorites, one-pan meals, baked desserts etc.
With a 0.5 cu.ft capacity, the oven measures 19.5 X 16.25 X 9” including the handle and weighs 29.3 pounds.
Inside, there is a 12 by a 14-inch removable nonstick plate that holds food and fits on top of induction surface.
And as you are supposed to leave 6-inches of free space around all sides of the oven, it may seem that this item takes-up a lot of room.
The inside of the grill pan is 12X8.5” if you are going to put a square dish inside it and because the top and bottom are rounded, it is 12X12.25” if you included the rounded parts.
But consider also the fact that this plate is heavy as it weighs over 6lb on its own! And you cannot fit anything taller than 3” inside the oven.
It cooks really fast, twice the speed of normal ovens so long as you do not use aluminum foil.
If you live in an apartment with a tiny oven or lack an oven entirely, this will more than do the job for you!
The grilling function makes it very easy to have a delicious steak and salad during the week
Really fancy look and nice LED lights and great internal lighting for food
Unfortunately, it requires really heavy pan (included) to properly cook food.
The interior is small: if you have a relatively large family this small oven will be a challenge
It is not good for toasting bread, bagels etc.
11. Consumer Ratings
The consumer rating of Countertop Induction Oven Panasonic NU-HX100S is this on Amazon.
People who have tried this appliance are happy with the fact that the unit has a sleek and modern look, cooks faster, is easy to clean as the non-stick coating of the included pan works wonderfully well and comes with a nice cookbook with interesting recipes.
On the other hand, this oven is not super intuitive and will take some getting used to, so keep the directions close by.
It does not have a clock like your microwave or stove has and when it is off, it is off. Other dislikes refer to the high price and to the fact that this thing is terrible at toast.
Certainly, it may be considered a great appliance for those who want to grill, bake, broil, and reheat, having preprogrammed settings for specific food items, including meats, vegetables, pizza, fish, and more.
This is a quality first take on a countertop model. As you may observe, it is attractive, not too massive and, while instructions can be complicated, it is fairly easy to learn to use (with some trial and error).
Try this super high tech, next-generation convection oven that sits on the countertop. Definitely, it is a new style of cooking and pretty ingenious and you just have to follow the directions (at least until you get used to it).
13. User Manual
15. Summary Table
Countertop Induction OvenPanasonic NU-HX100S
for household use only
easy-to-use digital control panel, display window and select dial
poultry with vegetables, fish with vegetables, fish, frozen pizza, toast, and bagel
Cooking time presets
Grill 60 min (30s interval/10min, 60s/from 10min) Broil 60 min (30s interval/10min, 60s/from 10min) Combo 60 min (30s interval/10min, 60s/from 10min) Bake 60 min (30s interval/10min, 60s/from 10min)
Induction and Infrared heat
Grill / Bake / Broil / Toast / One Pan Meals
Capacity (Toast Slices)
120 V / 60 Hz
1,400 W (grill power level) and 1,710 W (induction + infrared power level)