Are 900 watts really enough for a microwave?

elwydeeOctober 15, 2012

I'm planning to replace my old, 27" double oven with an Electrolux Wave-Touch Microwave/Convection oven and single oven. We currently use an old Sharp 1100-watt countertop microwave that works fine, but I want to retire it and reclaim the counter space.

When using the Elux as a microwave only, are there any issues with 900 watts vs. 1100 watts, other than having things take a little longer? Microwave popcorn is a requirement in this household--does it pop properly in the Elux?

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mike_kaiser_gw

We have a 900 watt counter top microwave and it works just fine for popping popcorn. As with everything else, it just takes a little longer.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 6:58AM
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rentaltux

I have a built in Meile MW which is 900 watts I believe. It does very well with everything except popcorn. It will make it with some practice but not nearly as good as my old cheap 1100 watt MW.

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    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 12:46PM
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