SailNet Community - View Single Post - What is the best Microwave oven for boat?
View Single Post
post #8 of Old 08-09-2012
Ajax_MD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 4,310
Thanks: 8
Thanked 125 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Ajax_MD
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

It would seem to me that small size, and lower wattage is the ideal for sailboats. With a common terrestrial household unit that draws 1200 watts, you're pulling 10 amps. If the microwave and fridge are on the same 15 amp outlet, you're approaching or exceeding the 80% safe load of the wiring and the outlet.

You're much safer with a 750, 800 or 900 watt microwave oven. (Unless you're giving it a dedicated circuit)

I'm talking about small and mid-size cruisers, who are equipped with the typical single, 30 amp service.

As for brand? Any of the well-known appliance makers should provide a long lived unit: Amana, GE, LG, etc. I'd be skeptical of any unit made by a company whose name I couldn't pronounce, and had never heard of.

Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168
Ajax_MD is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome