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 Efficient technologies for cooking with electricity  

Microwave oven

Microwave ovens are equipped with very accurate controls for defrosting, warming, blanching or cooking food.

Microwave oven

Microwave oven


  • Defrosting
  • Reheating refrigerated or frozen food
  • Blanching, basic cooking and final cooking


  • Closed compartment
  • Magnetron generates electromagnetic waves that excite food molecules, producing heat


  • No gas equivalent
  • Cooking continues after magnetron stops (time needed to reach uniform temperature)
  • Accurate temperature control

Electrical specifications

Power supply: 120 or 208 V, single-phase

How it works

  • Magnetron-generated waves are fed into oven
  • Food molecules set in motion as waves are absorbed, causing food to heat
  • Result: cooking by convection inside the food


  • Food colour is preserved/li>
  • Shorter cooking time
  • More energy efficient than gas-powered steamers:
    • Gas: 45%
    • Electricity: 70%

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