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Mar 22, 2012 05:54 PM

How to Find a Microwave Oven's Wattage?

I don't know what the wattage is for my microwave, and I can't seem to find it on the inside label. Is there someplace else I should look? It seems like wattage would be a piece of information that would be displayed prominently on the front of the oven, since cooking times varying based on that number.

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  1. If you know the model number, you could probably google the brand and the model number and come up with some specs for that model.

    worth a try!

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    1. re: Leepa

      If anything "google" the manufacturer website, find the serial&model number and then click on support ,in some cases you can even download a manual

    2. If it's not inside the door or front door frame, it might be listed on a sticker on the back near where the AC power cord goes into the machine. If you have the manual handy, it might be there as well.

      But other than that, yeah, the interwebs are your friends.

      1. I agree with acgold. You usually can find the power output inside the microwave or the back.

        1. Leepa has good words, whenever someone gripes to me "ah my brother lost the stupid wifi modem manual" I say write down every model and part number you can see and chances are if the maker doesn't have it online there's some geek. ummm fan, out there that has scanned their own copy.

          google is your friend.

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          1. re: hill food

            "google is your friend."

            Also your enemy. :)

            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              perhaps frenemy? yeah proceed with eyes open and watch the data mining!

              like the quote - keep your friends close and your enemies closer. but that's all fodder for another place.

          2. Ok, so I stuck my head in the microwave and wrote down the model number. A google search led me to a GE website, which list the watts at 1150. I also discovered via the sticker inside the microwave that it was manufactured in April 2004, which makes sense, because I bought it when I moved into a new place that year.

            I still don't understand why they don't display the watts on the oven anywhere. Are they afraid of some kind of lawsuit? Inquiring minds want to know!