Space in the modern kitchen is always at a premium, especially on the work surface. Microwave ovens compete with an ever increasing range of new appliances, designed to make life easier. Recognising this fact, Panasonic gave themselves to the challenge to reduce the size of one of their best selling microwaves - without sacrificing the capacity of the oven. By completely re-designing the mechanics of the microwave, Panasonic have reduced the depth of the oven by 20% (when compared to an equivalent Panasonic model). Repositioning the fan system to the roof of the oven, and using the grill element as the heat source for convection cooking, has dramatically reduced the depth of the oven. This means that you can enjoy the advantage of microwave, grill and convection heating in more compact kitchens, which may feature narrower, 500mm work surfaces. More importantly, this has been achieved without reducing the usable cooking space inside the oven.