An infrared microwave uses infrared radiation rather than microwave radiation to cook food. Food in an infrared microwave cooks from the outside in, rather than the inside out as in a traditional microwave oven. More »

Microwave ovens give off radiation, but their radiation is different than the type of radiation than causes radiation poisoning and cancer. Microwaves can heat human tissue, however, so proper safety is important. More »

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The only advantage a high wattage microwave oven has over a low wattage one is that it heats food more quickly. High wattage ovens are usually larger than low wattage ovens and suitable for preparing entire meals for a f... More »

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An over-the-range microwave is a food heating appliance and cooker that is mounted above the range or stove cook top. An over-the-range microwave mounted above the range includes a ventilation system that replaces the ty... More »

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Virtually all brands of microwave leak very little, if any, radiation and are comparable in safety to one another. Unless a microwave is damaged in some fashion, there is little difference in safety between one modern mi... More »

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To troubleshoot a microwave oven, first identify the specific problem affecting its performance. Common microwave oven problems include failure to turn on, failure of the turntable and sparking. Other problems include th... More »

A vented microwave is a multifunction appliance that combines a microwave oven with a vented range hood. The ventilation feature directs airflow to ducts that carry air to an outside exhaust vent or circulate filtered ai... More »