18th November 2019

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What does power level mean on a microwave?

Microwaves are constant intensity. The magnetron tube cycles on and off when a reduced power level is used. For instance, 50 percent (Medium) means the microwave oven is producing microwaves 50 percent of the time and is off the other 50 percent of the time.

Keeping this in consideration, how do I set my microwave to 50% power?

To change the power level on most models:
  1. Press Time Cook, Micro Cook, or Cook Time.
  2. Enter cooking time in minutes and seconds.
  3. Press Power Level.
  4. Select a desired power level between 1-10 (Default is 10 which is the highest power level).
  5. Press Start.

What power level is the defrost setting on a microwave?

Microwave Benefit of Power Levels
level 10100% (High)
level 752% (Medium-low)
level 635% (Defrost)
level 529% (Low)
level 310% (Warm)
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