Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith

Microwaving Tips: Conversion Charts

What Wattage Is My Microwave Oven?

The manual that came with your oven should clearly indicate what wattage microwave oven you own. However, we have received a lot of inquiries from people who can't find their manual, so we are providing this method to help you determine the wattage of your oven.

Most recipes for microwave ovens are written for the 700-watt oven. If it takes 2 minutes and 30 seconds to boil a cup of room temperature water (approximately 75°F) in your microwave oven, there is no need to convert the cooking times. However, if it takes a different amount of time for a cup of water to boil in your microwave oven, you should convert cooking times to your wattage oven. For example, if you have a 1000-watt oven and a recipe for a 700-watt calls for you took cook 1 minute 30 seconds, you would use the 1000-Watt Chart at this site to determine that in your oven the approximate cooking time is 1 minute 03 seconds.

So, boil a cup of water and watch the time. Conversion charts already available at this site have a blue link to the Chart you need in the table below. If your oven wattage does not have a link to it, we will be happy to add a chart here for you. Just post your request at our Facebook Page or Google+ Page and let us know for what wattage oven you need a chart. Your chart will be added to this site as soon as possible.

You may also come across recipes written for an oven wattage other than 700-watt, which you need to convert to your oven. We also create By Request Conversion Charts at this site to assist you in those cases. Please visit the Requests for Special Conversion Charts section to see if we have already made the chart you need. Otherwise, please post your request at at our Facebook Page or Google+ Page and we'll be happy to add your chart too. Be sure to mention both the wattage you are converting from and the wattage you need to convert to in order to expedite the process.

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Instructions: Find the amount of time it takes to boil one cup of water in your microwave oven in the first column, "Water Boils." The number next to it under "Oven Wattage" is a close approximation of what wattage oven you have.

Water Boils

Oven Wattage

 

Water Boils

Oven Wattage

 

Water Boils

Oven Wattage

05:50

300

 

02:20

750

 

01:27

1200

05:23

325

 

02:15

775

 

01:26

1225

05:00

350

 

02:11

800

 

01:24

1250

04:40

375

 

02:07

825

 

01:23

1260

04:22

400

 

02:04

850

 

01:21

1300

04:07

425

 

02:00

875

 

01:19

1325

03:53

450

 

01:57

900

 

01:18

1350

03:41

475

 

01:54

925

 

01:16

1375

03:30

500

 

01:51

950

 

01:15

1400

03:20

525

 

01:48

975

 

01:14

1425

03:11

550

 

01:45

1000

 

01:12

1450

03:03

575

 

01:42

1025

 

01:11

1475

02:55

600

 

01:40

1050

 

01:10

1500

02:48

625

 

01:38

1075

 

01:09

1525

02:42

650

 

01:35

1100

 

01:08

1540

02:36

675

 

01:33

1125

 

01:07

1575

02:30

700

 

01:31

1150

 

01:06

1600

02:25

725

 

01:29

1175

 

01:05

1625




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