30 Years of Inverter Technology
In 1988 Panasonic introduced Inverter Technology and sparked a revolution in microwave ovens. Today we're poised to do it again.
The Way it Was
In conventional microwave ovens there's only one true power setting - high. That's because the magnetron that produces the electric waves (which in turn jostle the water molecules and create heat) is only capable of producing full power. So in order to mimic lower power settings the magnetron actually pulses on and off, doubling cooking time and requiring food to rotate to avoid cold spots and overcooked edges. (Imagine cooking eggs on a stovetop that only had a high power setting and you'll start to get the picture). This is how microwave ovens operated for a long time. Enter Panasonic Inverter Technology.
The Way it Is
Panasonic Inverter Technology uses linear power control to deliver a seamless stream of cooking power, which delivers more even cooking and constant, customized power distribution.
The introduction of Panasonic's pioneering Inverter technology in 1988 represented the first true step forward in the microwave category since its inception. And Panasonic hasn't been resting on its laurels.
The first Inverter model had a maximum power output of 700 W. Shortly thereafter Panasonic discovered a way to increase that to 1000 W. In recent years Panasonic has introduced a compact model that saves space and doesn't sacrifice power in addition to the first Cyclonic Inverter ovens, which cook the same food as previous models more evenly, with more stability and faster. Now the focus is on combining technologies.
The Future of Cooking
The latest innovation from the number one global microwave brand is the Combination Oven. Panasonic Combination Ovens seamlessly integrate Inverter Technology with steam and convection cooking. This new chapter in the Panasonic Inverter story promises to revolutionize the way we eat by making an array of healthy cooking both convenient and delicious.