The Latest News From Panasonic Australia: Jan 2020 Update

Get the Panasonic low-down on what’s new and good for you – from our popular ‘review and keep’ offer, to delicious meal plans for our small appliances, the tick of approval for our rose gold hair dryers, and the latest camcorder tech.

Review & Keep a Panasonic Rice Cooker

a SR-CN188WST Valued at $199 RRP or a SR-DF181WST Valued at $129 RRP!


We’re looking for keen cooks who’d love to test and keep a 10-cup rice cooker – the SR-CN188WST or SR-DF181WST – and post their review on the Panasonic website with honest feedback.

Four lucky people will receive one of these ultra-convenient models, and share their experience with versatile options that create not only great tasting rice, but also a range of other dishes from steamed dim sum to soups or cakes. Easy to use and clean, Panasonic’s one-pot meal machine is theirs to enjoy.

Does this sound like a delicious job you can handle? Tell us in 25 words or less why you would be the perfect rice cooker reviewer. We’ll pick the best four answers to receive a popular SR-DF181 or a premium SR-CN188!



Introducing Panasonic’s All-in-one Rice Cooker

Panasonic’s rice cookers will delight home chefs with their ability to turn out a wide range of dishes.  At the touch of a button, cook up to ten cups of perfect rice of every variety, whether it’s white, brown, jasmine or sushi. Or, nourish the family with porridge or soup, and steam tasty dumplings.  The cookers’ surprising versatility really comes into play when creating ‘out of the pot’ dishes such as mouth-watering mac ‘n’ cheese, spicy Thai curry, or delicious crème caramel.

Whether you prefer a popular SR-DF181 or a premium SR-CN188, the family will adore this all-in-one kitchen appliance with features including a pan design that retains heat for even cooking, user friendly controls and easy cleaning.  And for even more convenience, the SR-CN188 has 16 auto menu modes, including recipes.

Visit our website to choose the perfect match for your kitchen benchtop, or for cooking inspiration, go to The Ideas Kitchen to find fabulous rice cooker recipes for the family.



Panasonic’s “Game-changer” Hair Dryer Wins Over Beauty Influencers

16 of Australia’s leading beauty influencers put our premium, Advanced Moisture Infusing Hair Dryer to the test for 30-days straight, to determine whether it was hot or not. The EH-NA98 dryer was trialled by beauty babes with different hair types – long, short, curly, straight, frizzy and smooth and the tribe has spoken! *Drum Roll*

We are thrilled to reveal that 100% of the influencers who used our hair dryer gave it a massive tick of approval. So, what are they raving about?

  • Less frizz + split ends – Influencers loved Panasonic’s innovative Nanoe™ technology which reduces visible hair damage and restores health.
  • Smoother hair – Our hair dryer produced soft and hydrated locks from the inside and out.
  • Fast drying ability – Influencers repeatedly mentioned the ‘quick-dry nozzle’ which dries hair in record time.

Read some reviews for yourself:

Advanced Moisture Infusing Hair Dryer (EH-NA98) Moisture Infusing Hair Dryer (EH-NA65)


4K 60P Professional Camcorders with Live Streaming Support

Panasonic has announced three new 4K 60p camcorders designed to provide mobility, efficiency and affordability for small production houses and news gathering professionals.

The lightweight camcorders are ready to go off-the-shelf, and allow working professionals to respond to events as they happen with capabilities including live streaming support, optical image stabilisation, and super slow-motion recording; as well as the convenience of built-in lenses, long battery life, XLR audio input and ND filters.

A heat-dispersing design that includes a newly developed thin fan makes the new models the industry’s smallest and lightest camcorder with an integrated lens capable of 4K 60p recording. By pulling in air from the rear panel and efficiently dispersing heat from the front panel, reliable, extended shooting is achieved.



Join the LUMIX Pro Team for Exclusive Access to the Athletics Summer Series Experience

Calling all Sports Photo Enthusiasts! Get exclusive media access to the 2020 Athletics Australia Track Classics capturing Aussie athletes on the road to the Tokyo Olympic Games. You will be decked out with the latest in LUMIX S Series camera and lens technology.



Panasonic S1H Approved as Netflix Primary Camera

Panasonic LUMIX S1H has become the first mirrorless full-frame camera included in the Netflix Post Technology Alliance.

This means that the LUMIX S1H is now approved for use by Netflix as a primary camera. See this link on the Netflix site for further information about Netflix approved cameras.


5 Day Meal Ideas to Simplify Your Life

We all know that thinking about what to cook can be tricky sometimes, so we’ve done the hard work for you! Collaborating with 5 creative food bloggers, we have some easy, scrumptious recipes, all made using Panasonic’s bestselling 3-in-1 Combination Microwave Oven and must-have Rice Cookers. Get ready for a week-long food fiesta.

Monday lunch – Quinoa & Roasted Veg Salad

Start your week right with this healthy, delicious and protein-packed salad by The Lebanese Plate. This easy microwave meal will keep you energised for hours. Go on, tantalise your taste buds.

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QUICK + HEALTHY MICROWAVE QUINOA & ROASTED VEG SALAD I’m not sure about you, but I must say, I've really underestimated the pros of microwave cooking -you can grill, steam, bake and reheat faster than ever. I have been a bit sceptical in the past, but to my surprise, I have recently realised how useful a combination microwave can be in cooking delicious meals and saving time in the kitchen – thanks to Panasonic’s new 34L inverter Combi Microwave Oven. I’ve used this dream machine to come up with this quick healthy Microwave Quinoa & Roasted Veg Salad…perfect for the family as a side dish or something to make ahead and take along to picnics or for meal planning. What are some of your fav microwave meals? Full recipe link in bio. #PanasonicAustralia #DoItAllWithCombi #GeniusMWOTreats #sp

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Tuesday dinner – Garlic Fried Rice

Want something simple and satisfying for your Tuesday night meal? Michelle from @our.mountain.life has you covered with this flavour-packed fried rice recipe, made using Panasonic’s SR-DF181WST 10-cup Rice Cooker.

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Voilà lunch is served 🥢The kids absolutely love rice and considering it is the Lunar New Year next week (25th Jan) – they were absolutely hyped to create this special fried rice dish. Rice is a staple in our home and before getting ourselves the amazing Panasonic 10cup rice cooker, we used to just use the stove! But with 3 small kids it can be quite problematic … like forgetting about it and coming back to black burnt rice 🙈 I love that you can basically cook any kind of one-pot dish in this dream kitchen must-have. You’ll thank me later for this super easy, healthy and yummy recipe 😋 We added in lots of garlic because we are getting over our sickness, and it still tasted amazing – if you’d like to try out my recipe I’ll share below 😘 3 cups long grain white rice 4 cups water 1 cup mixed veg 1cup diced cooked bacon 3eggs 1/2 cup shallots Garlic as much as you desire we used a head of garlic but you could use 3cloves 1teaspoonbutter 3teaspoons oyster sauce 3teaspoons ABC sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil Then follow your directions on your rice cooker 🙂 also depending on the quantity of rice just add more sauce for flavour 🙂 The Panasonic 10-Cup Rice Cooker, SR-DF181WST, is available from leading consumer electronics retailers. . . . #morethanaricecooker #onepotmeals #collab #cookingwithkids #healthyfoodideas #foodideas #foodstagram #kitchensofinstagram #whitekitchens #pressedtinsplashback #lunchideas #friedricerecipe #friedrice #farmlife #slowliving #ginghamdress #chopsticks #smegoven #newhomefeels #freestandingoven #toddlerfoodideas

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Wednesday treat – Gooey Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

It’s hump day and you deserve a treat to keep you going! Talida from @hazel_and_cacao has the perfect, non-dairy microwave mug cake recipe. All you need is a multi-tasking microwave such as Panasonic’s 3-in-1 Combi Microwave to create this goodness.

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Yummy Holiday Treat Alert: I wanted to create a quick easy and indulgent recipe for all the mums out there who want a little treat after the kids are in bed. Unfortunately in my case my toddler still ate most of this mug cake so I didn’t get much of it myself 🤦🏽‍♀️ But here is the recipe either way! Vegan and gluten free chocolate mug cake made in the new amazing 3 in 1 combi microwave from @panasonic_au @panasonickitchen. It’s a microwave, convention oven and grill all in one and it made the best mug cake I’ve ever made! The texture turned out perfect! Just like a moist chocolate cake. I’m confident the combination microwave and convention oven setting did the trick as my mug cakes usually turn out under cooked or too dry. Here is the recipe: 1 tbsp melted vegan butter 3 tbsp almond milk 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp buckwheat flour 2 tbsp cacao powder 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1/4 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips Cherries to serve Mix everything in a mug until batter forms. Add chocolate chips. Cool mug cake with enamel plate on combi 2 setting for 3 minutes. Top with cherries or toppings of choice and Enjoy ! Check out the link in my bio for microwave details! #DoItAllWithCombi #GeniusMWOTreats #ad • • • • • #plantbased #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganfood #eattherainbow #foodismedicine #healthyrecipes #eatyourcolours #plantpower #vegetarian #bestofvegan #dairyfree #rawvegan #foodphotography #wholefoods #healthydesserts #glutenfree #plantstrong #sugarfree #plantpowered #organic #chocolate #mugcake #microwave #feedyourhormones #sugarfree

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Thursday – Stuffed Jacket Potato with Leek + Ricotta

For a speedy mid-week meal which everyone will love, nothing beats a classic jacket potato dish! Leanne from @raw_homemade has created this yummy microwave meal for those on the go.

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As a busy mum I am always on the look-out for nutritious meals to feed the family, while reducing the time spent in the kitchen. This is where Panasonic’s latest 34L Inverter Combi Microwave Oven comes in! It is the multi-tasker of the cooking world (bake, steam, grill or just re-heat) and is a godsend for people who don't have a lot of space. Today I made Leek & Ricotta Jacket Potato using the Grill & Microwave settings, follow this recipe to feed a family of 4 and see how I can #DoItAllWithCombi. Ingredients: – 4 washed potatoes – 1 leek – 100gms Ricotta – 100gms grated cheese – Optional: Parsley Method: 1. Score your potatoes. 2. Place in the microwave on 1000w for 8mins. 3. Finely chop leek & parsley. 4. Transfer leek to a microwave safe bowl & add 1/2 water. 5. Once cooked remove potatoes and cook the leek on 1000w for 4mins. 6. Cut the potato in half and remove the flesh. 7. In a microwave safe bowl add potato flesh, ricotta & leek. Combine all ingredients. 8. Fill the potato skins with the mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese. 9. Grill using combi 4 function on the microwave. 10. Garnish with parsley. The @panasonic_au 34L Inverter Combi Microwave Oven is packed full of features including advanced sensor measures the steam levels inside the microwave and automatically sets the best time, junior menu program, pre-set combo programs, sleek stainless steel design and an extra large interior. Available now from leading consumer electronics retailers. . #DoItAllWithCombi #GeniusMWOTreats #ad

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Friday brekky – Melt-in-your-mouth Pancakes

Start your Fri-yay with this no mess, no fuss pancake recipe – made in a Rice Cooker. Say goodbye to standing around flipping pancakes and hello to our multi-tasking SR-CN188WST Rice Cooker which does all the work.

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Pancakes in a rice cooker? Yep, you read correctly! Over the holidays, I have been making all sorts of delicious recipes with Panasonic’s 10 Cup Rice Cooker – it has saved me time, kitchen space and $$$ as it’s an all-in-one kitchen tool. Today I’m sharing my Rice Cooker meal hack in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year! This Saturday make the ultimate, easy breakfast at a click of a button. This one is definitely popular with the kids and ridiculously easy. It’s a mix, set and forget recipe – no standing at the stove flipping pancakes. Go have a coffee or a shower instead while the Rice Cooker does it for you! I’m using the @Panasonic_AU SR-CN188WST 10-Cup Rice Cooker for this recipe and have substituted white sugar for Monkfruit sweetener as we’re trying to reduce refined sugars in our house! . ~ Ingredients ~ • 2 C plain flour • 2 1/2 t baking powder • 2 T Monkfruit sweetener or white sugar • 2 eggs • 1 1/2 C milk . ~ Method ~ 1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until well combined. 2. Use butter to grease your rice cooker pot. Pour in the batter. Close your rice cooker.  3. Use the ‘Menu Select’ button to choose the ‘Cake/Bread’ setting (which has a default of 40 mins). Press start. 4. When done, it should feel firm and bounce back. Let pancake cool for a few minutes in the pot then invert the cake onto a cooling rack or plate. Top with any of your favourite topping. Enjoy! Interested in your own multi-tasking rice cooker? The CN188WST Panasonic 10-Cup Rice Cooker is available now from leading consumer electronic retailers. Link in bio. . #OnePotMeals #MoreThanARiceCooker @PanasonicKitchen

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