The problem is when I have to heat any ready-to-eat meal (like a frozen pizza), the directions for cooking mention "heat for 20 minutes at 200 degrees Celcius". 1 minute | 2 minutes | 3 minutes 100W : 35C/95F | 37C/98.6F | 40.8C /105.4F A 1,000-watt or 1,200-watt option is the best for most people’s needs, however. High Power (100 percent) Ground meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, bacon, pie crust, fruits, vegetables, water-based soups or casseroles, pasta and reheating breads. As you learned in the Timing section, the amount of time you cook food in your microwave is of critical importance. In a 1200-watt oven, it will take 45-50 seconds! Understanding power levels in microwave cooking can be confusing not only to the beginning microwave cook but also to the more experienced as well. Then microwave on 30 percent (Medium-Low) 12 minutes or until water is absorbed. Therefore, when following a recipe, cook on POWER 7 or 8, depending on the time of day.) The dealer who sold you the oven should also be able to help you. s.channel = "Service_Support"; Common Power Levels With the development of the computer panels on microwave ovens, power levels are programmed using numbers. We feel this is one food item more people prepare successfully in comparison to other types of meat cookery in the microwave oven. To assemble casserole: Make three layers each of the following cooked rice, sour cream, green chilies with liquid and Monterey Jack cheese. glass measuring bowl) with 1qt. This chart displays Watts with the corresponding temperature. %PDF-1.3 %���� The water must be 59-75 degrees Fahrenheit (15-24 degrees Celsius). We will send you the corresponding power percentages. canned chopped green chilies 8 oz. 3�+. For instance, the term "Medium" can range from 40 percent power on one brand of microwave oven to 70 percent power on another oven. For many who answered "Don't know," they mentioned they did not know what the word "proof" meant. �I���Mll���4a��8�T��]�`{E��Y�2�RO&K endstream endobj 19 0 obj 2220 endobj 20 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 5 0 R /Resources << /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 12 0 R /F3 23 0 R >> /ProcSet 2 0 R >> /Contents 21 0 R >> endobj 21 0 obj << /Length 22 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode >> stream Using the proper level for each food is necessary to produce the best cooking results. s.eVar14 = document.title; How much energy and what kind of power will be suitable for your heating application? �c�`�*%�Z&e��WK&�����A�+�����U�*�m\$� �*:~�=D:����eZl�L�L�a^cX�C*��K\T��ږ:��zz�vBu�9�1Л��W5��j�nP�K��c�uc��l��Ο1��3}Z�r�=�����.�uq}�5�J8�iQc|�?�ia���䐾�A���}.Ih�ԧ������tru�M���}Ҋ�.ׄ�\Oc�c�H��\$�������K�����d8��ƞ*�P�����雺���;D�Zc���m�vd���W�s���M�!�b�V�:��:������+ύL�������6�F>��G��m�Υ�(!�,e�\��\� ǈG__ݎΰ6|y\��Z������,�D��{��{�kt�pmCy�[���q����"UV�� Serves 8 to 10. Microwave Timing Conversion Charts. Cheese has a tendency to become tough and rubbery if too high a power level is used for melting or cooking. If your microwave oven uses word terms to indicate various power levels, check the operating manual to determine the percentages of power. shredded Monterey Jack cheese Paprika To cook rice: Place water in a 3-quart covered casserole. More people missed the correct power level for microwaving a chuck roast (30 percent power) than any other food. Texas Rice is a favorite recipe from "MicroScope Savoir Faire.". Based on a microwave with 650-800 watts of power, the scale below shows how you can learn to relate your microwave "percentages of power" to your conventional oven's "degrees of heat." On the other hand, about one-half of those who answered suggested the wrong power level. Learn to relate your microwave "percentages of power" to your conventional "degrees of heat." 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Using the proper level for each food is necessary to produce the best cooking results.More than 9,000 people participated in our questionnaire on microwaving last fall. However, some microwave ovens can be programmed to an actual power, such as 56 percent power or 77 percent power. All heat measurements are in Fahrenheit. NewsOK has disabled the comments for this article. s.hier1 = s.prop5; Reverse for lower wattage (500 – 600) ovens. In a 1200-watt … } N���!��Z��k����n�(�0����[�� �{\$4^��s9:tc���\$�x��J��_:�7�ԥ��\$��-�����1�F�� Q���g���������0�����Gpzu��ax3��C�Ⱦ�9�TI���mYHqc�uZ���j�����;�L���!v�`�F�\$!`��&����ȶ��G�F�v�|�'5���E��j�o�P˟H�rF*�X��!X�ǳ��`��I�7��\U*�P�J�D�u0^T]���xA�єDn���vjM\� It's been a looong time since I did this type of thing so there could well be errors. We have some of the results back and it's very evident that the correct power level to be used for various foods in microwaving is still a mystery to many. I hope this helps. We listed six types of foods and asked which power level should be used for microwaving each. Low (10 percent) Used for keeping foods warm, proofing yeast dough and defrosting large roasts or turkeys. Follow the below steps to test the performance of your microwave: Place a glass bowl (preferably a 2qt. The magnetron tube cycles on and off when a reduced power level is used. 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