Microwave: Is 800 watts enough?
April 11, 2006 9:17 AM Subscribe
Microwave oven: Is 800 watts enough?
posted by sveskemus to home & garden (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to buy a cheap microwave oven for cooking porridge, popcorn and reheating leftovers.
Most microwave ovens have a maximum effect of at least 900 watts but the really cheap ones I have been looking at only have a maximum effect of 800 watts. Is 800 watts enough or should I spring for one of the more expensive 900 watt microwaves?