Reach New Culinary Heights with the Gastrowave Trend

Introduced by Tom Kitchin in association with Panasonic Small Kitchen Appliances

This year sees us celebrate the 70th anniversary of the microwave and with 9 out of 10 households owning and using this trusty kitchen appliance almost as often as a kettle it is no surprise that the technology has evolved considerably. Panasonic’s Combination Microwave range now offers users the opportunity to bake, grill, steam and microwave all at once.

From crispy pork belly to indulgent soufflés, 2017 is all about embracing our kitchens and pushing boundaries when it comes to home-cooked meals. With adventurous cooking being propelled into the forefront by Michelin Starred chefs, social media and quirky restaurant openings it’s no wonder that Britain is fast becoming a nation of foodies.

However, there is a common misconception that there’s an abundance of time and equipment required to create these gourmet masterpieces from the comfort of our own homes. A myth dispelled by Michelin-Starred chef, Tom Kitchin who demonstrates how quality meals can be cooked using just a Panasonic microwave.

Michelin-Starred chef, Tom Kitchin
Many people believe that microwaves can only be used to reheat pre-prepared meals but advanced technology means they can do so much more than that. Using a seasonal selection of fresh ingredients, this kitchen essential makes it easy to create quick, clever, innovative and great tasting meals. The ability to use this microwave to bake, grill and steam means it’s never been easier to get creative with your cooking and try your hand at making some new dishes at home
Michelin-Starred chef, Tom Kitchin

Panasonic has partnered with Michelin-Starred Chef Tom Kitchin to show how one really can get so much more out of our favourite household appliance. Creating gourmet Michelin Star-quality meals using only the Panasonic Steam Combination Microwave NN-CS894 to highlight the versatility of the microwave and tap into the changing landscape of home cooking.


The microwave has come a long way since its release 70 years ago, with today’s Panasonic Steam Combination Microwave NN-CS894 showcasing the following features:

  • Turbo Steam – injects steam directly into the top of the oven from its highly efficient boiler to retain more nutrients and natural flavours for a faster, healthier and more delicious meal


  • Combination Cooking – combine microwave, grill, oven and steam modes to suit your cooking needs with faster and greater results


  • Swipe and Touch – quickly swipe through your options, tap for more precise changes and hold to race through larger numbers for smart, easy and exact settings


  • Auto Cooking – the easiest way to get your cooking started. Select Auto from the menu, set the weight of the food and press start. The microwave automatically adjusts the power level and cooking time to suit


  • Turbo Charged Defrosting – using the inverter technology to power the Turbo Defrost function to thaw frozen food completely in shorter time


  • Flatbed for Extra Space – replacing the conventional turntable, flatbed is 45% bigger than conventional turntable models, enabling use of dishes of varied size and shape

Fabrice Estornel, Head of Appliances, Panasonic UK and Ireland
We are seeing a new Gastrowave trend as people realise that the microwave can enable them to cook fuss free, gourmet style dishes, bursting with flavour without having to spend hours in the kitchen. With its advanced technology and sophisticated multi-use function, the Panasonic Steam Combination Microwave creates entire dinners conveniently and effortlessly, letting you experience fresh healthy food fast so you can concentrate on the bigger things in life
Fabrice Estornel, Head of Appliances, Panasonic UK and Ireland

For more recipe ideas to create in the CS894 Steam Microwave Oven please visit www.theideaskitchen.co.uk

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 474 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 56.794 billion Euro (7.553 trillion Yen) for the year ended March 31, 2016. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic visit: http://www.panasonic.com/global.