Under Cabinet Microwaves Reviews: GE PEM31SFSS vs Sharp R-1214 vs Panasonic NN-SD681S

Under Cabinet Microwaves Reviews: GE PEM31SFSS vs Sharp R-1214 vs Panasonic NN-SD681S

GE PEM31SFSS Profile Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave

GE PEM31SFSS GE PEM31SFSS countertop microwave has 10 power levels and an impressive cooking power of 800 watts. It measures 12.9 x 24 x 12.1 inches and weighs 29 pounds. It has an optional hanging kit for your convenience.

GE PEM31SFSS has great sensor cooking controls to provide added flexibility in your cooking related stuffs. GE PEM31SFSS Profile Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave is considered medium-size microwave that has great options for cooking popcorn, vegetables, reheating items and handling beverages for simple use.

It also has weight and time defrost functions that facilitate thawing. The good thing about this GE microwave is it has space saver profile that is preferred a lot today as it won’t take much space in your kitchen and it is very easy to install anywhere you want.

You should know that most microwaves are built in the size of 15 to 16 inches deep but this GE microwave model is 12-inch deep. Yes, I admit that the price is a little higher than other similar microwaves because it is made in a space saving profile and has some extra functions to suite your diverse cooking needs. Read more…

Comparable GE Microwaves
Color: Black
Size: 15.7 X 0.27 X 13.3 inches
Weight: 31.6 pounds
GE PEB7226SFSS microwave
Color: Stainless Steel
Size: 14 X 24 X 20 inches
Weight: 44 pounds
GE PEM31DFWW microwave
Color: White
Size: 12.13 X 24 X 12.88 inches
Weight: 29 pounds

Brand history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric

Sharp R-1214 1-1/2-Cubic Feet 1100-Watt Over-the-Counter Microwave, Stainless

Sharp 1100-Watt Microwave
Auto-Touch control panel; 24 automatic settings; 7-digit, 2-color lighted LCD display

Sharp R-1214 1100-Watt Over-the-Counter Microwave has smart sensor settings for 11 popular microwave foods. You don’t have to set times or power level so there is no need of guesswork.

The microwave is easy to install on your preferred locations as it is made in a sleek profile that doesn’t take much space. The Sharp R-1214 microwave has an automatic touch control panel that can be found underneath the door of the microwave.

It is really easy to choose features, power levels and times. The microwave has a custom help feature in three languages such as English, French and Spanish. You can use ‘Defrost Centre’ feature to automatically set defrosting times and power levels to cook poultry and likewise items.

It has ‘Minute Plus’ feature to give users one minute of high cooking at a touch. You can use ‘Keep Warm Plus’ feature to keep hot meals hot by 30 minutes when cooking is completed.

Sharp R-1214 has also Popcorn Sensor to pop popcorn automatically ignoring the package size or brand. Use ‘Hot Water’ option to boil water that can further be used for making tea or cooking pasta. Read more…

Operation & installation instructions for Sharp R-1210, R1211, R1214: mic_man_R1210_1211_1214_install.pdf


  • 1.5-inch cu. ft. capacity
  • 1100 watts power
  • Stainless steel color
  • 23-7/8 by 14-1/16 by 15-9/16 inches outside dimensions
  • 17-1/2 by 9-7/8 by 14-15/16 inches interior dimensions
  • 24 automatic settings
  • 14-1/8 inches turntable diameter
  • ‘Defrost Centre’ for defrosting
  • 7 digits, 2-color lighted LCD display
  • Acrylic painted oven interior
  • 46 pounds net weight
  • Single phase 120V, 60 Hz, AC only (Ac line voltage)
  • 1530 watts AC power required
  • FCC, DHHS and UL certified for the safety

Panasonic NN-SD681S Stainless 1200W 1.2 Cu. Ft. Countertop/Built-in Microwave with Inverter Technology

Panasonic NN-SD681S
Inverter Technology for even cooking and delivering delicious flavor and Inverter Turbo Defrost for quick defrosting

Panasonic NN-SD681S 1200 watts microwave oven is designed under Panasonic’s patented Inverter Technology.

It offers linear cooking that is very good to prevent overcooking on the edges and surfaces and it results in juicer and tender food all the times.

It has high cooking power of 1200 watts, one-touch sensor cook/reheat and can calculate times automatically. With such powerful options, cooking can become easier than before.

It has many other great features such as ‘Blue Fluorescent’ display readout, ‘Programming Dial’ for quick programming, ‘Inverter Terbo Defrost’ technology, ten power levels, ‘Popcorn’ option, Keep warm mode, Delay start, Timer, Quick Minute, 13.5 inches turntable and many other great features to facilitate your cooking.

It has a beautiful half-mirror door that provide transparency to see the cooking process. Read more…

  1. Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 12.2 x 15.2 inches
  2. Weight: 30.1 pounds
  3. Model: NN-SD681S


Comparable Panasonic Microwaves
Panasonic NN-SN686S
Panasonic NN-SN686S
Color: Stainless
Size: 12.25 X 15.81 X 20.69 inches
Weight: 25.5 pounds
Panasonic SN-SD372S
Panasonic NN-SD372S
Color: Stainless steel
Size: 11 X 14.81 X 19.2 inches
Weight: 20.9 pounds
SN-SD772SAZ Microwave
Panasonic NN-SD772SAZ
Color: Stainless
Size: 11.9 X 19.9 X 21.9 inches
Weight: 32 pounds

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