Question by  Naresh (31)

Is reducing the microwave oven power effective for cooking?


Answer by  JoeyM (7)

Reducing the power of the microwave oven is effective. A microwave works by exciting the water molecules in the product that you are cooking. This excitment of the molecules is what creates heat. It is also the reason why things dry out. It may take longer to cook by reducing the power but food won't turn out as dry.


Answer by  lulu899 (56)

Reducing the microwave oven power only decreases the amount of heat available to the food being warmed up. The effectiveness depends on the food being cooked. Always check the recipe card -- it generally contains some information on microwave power settings that are ideal for the meal being prepared. Not all foods are meant for the microwave, so be careful.


Answer by  heatherbooboo (655)

Yes it depends on what you are cooking. You should reduce to half power when melting butter or chocolate. Also defrosting is best at different levels of power. Things wont over cook if you reduce the power.


Answer by  qamar (73)

Yes reducing the power of microwave is effective for cooking. However initially the cooking has to be done on the normal power and after the required time which varies from recipe to recipe the microwave power should be reduced for 3-4 minutes. This is in other words also called stand time.


Answer by  jacqui (202)

Lowering the power gives good results as the food cooks more evenly, it gets cooked through to the middle better and does not dry out as much.


Answer by  CookingSomethingGood (78)

Reducing the power on your microwave oven effectively shortens the wave length of the radio waves emitted, thus exciting less of the water molecules in your food for slower cooking


Answer by  cgrid76hotmailcom (545)

I would have to answer . Yes . Some things need to cook slower than others. Like butter for exmaple it should cook slower thatsay some sort of think cut of meat .You count cook an egg at the same rate as say an desert pie that only needs a few secs..................


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

You need to read the instruction on reducing. Some foods require high to get the food totally cooked. You should have gotten a recipe book with your microwave, if not go to the library.


Answer by  shulex (35)

I for one have never heard about that claim. since i am not a fan of Microwave usage i actually prefer more power for shorter time.

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