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Are 900 watts really enough for a microwave?

Posted by elwydee (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 15, 12 at 23:49

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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RE: Are 900 watts really enough for a microwave?

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.

RE: Are 900 watts really enough for a microwave?

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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