- How much electricity does a microwave oven use? -

To get to know how much electricity does a microwave oven use, first we need to know how much power does it use.

Depending on the model, a microwave oven can use around 700 to 1000 Watts.

So, first, you need to know how many watts does your microwave oven use. This information can be can be found on the microwave specifications label.

Microwave oven electricity usage

Alternatively, if you are considering to buy a new microwave oven, the wattage can be found on the internet by browser search. Just browse for the microwave oven model followed by ‘wattage’ or ‘ power consumption’.

Microwave oven power consumption

Electricity usage and cost calculator

Once you know the power consumption, the calculator below can be used to calculate the power consumption and the electricity cost of a microwave oven over a period of time.

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.

 

Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your microwave oven, you need to use a plug-in power meter.

For more details, have a look to this post that we have created to show you how to use a plug in power meter to measure your appliances and devices power consumption.

Plug in power meter electricity consumption

Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

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