Panasonic unleashes “cyclonic waves” for better microwaves

When’s the last time your microwave did what you wanted it to and cooked something evenly? If the answer is “never”, a technology is on the way to Aussie shops that could save your food from being too hot and too cold all at the same time.

Few microwaves out there ever reach the pinnacle that is a balanced job heating and cooking meals, with warm edges and frozen centres common for the majority of the microwaves out there.

Fortunately, a new microwave technology could just kill this problem once and for all, as Panasonic unveils cyclonic inverter technology.


The concept is similar to a standard microwave oven where by electromagnetic radiation is pushed out from the sides or the top solely, except Panasonic seems to be improving on the formula by sending the waves in something almost like a loop, with these waves spreading around the cavity of the microwave entirely to halt the possibility that one part of your food may still be an icicle while the rest cooks.

Assisting this is sensor technology that analyses the temperature inside the microwave and works in conjunction with the type of food you want to cook (which you enter in using the keypad) to work out how long the food should be cooking for.


“Unlike traditional microwaves that pulse power on and off, Panasonic’s popular Inverter Technology provides continuous power for gentler cooking and more consistent results,” said Nicolas Cauzac, Product Marketing Manager for Microwaves at Panasonic in Australia.

“With the addition of the new Cyclonic Wave Technology, heat is now delivered more evenly than ever before, ensuring delicious meals with no cold spots, as well as very effective defrosting.”


Panasonic tells GadgetGuy that there are 18 programmable sensor cooking modes found on the Cyclonic Wave-equipped NNST785S with 1100W of cooking power found here, too.

Pricing on the new Panasonic ST785SS starts at $639, though, with pricing set for $639.