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I concur with the "don't use it at sea" thinking. We have a small one I installed. When hooked up to shore power, we use it like we do at home. On batteries (including engine running), we stick to the old ways... CNG.

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Genset on, microwave on, genset off. Burns a thimble of fuel. Corn popped.
Yeah, me, too. I 'm embarrassed how many times I have cranked my diesel generator, just to heat something in the microwave, and then turned it off as soon as it was done.

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Don't understand the fear of using a microwave onboard? My 800 watt consumes 120 watts from the battery when I use it for 15 minutes and it's running off a 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter. I also run my 1500 watt induction stove on that same inverter and it uses very liitle wattage for 5-8 minutes I ran it. Battery never saw a flicker. I don't see what the big deal is but I do know the boat won't catch on fire due to flames from propane, alcohol, butane or other flammable fluids while cooking.
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I installed a Panasonic convection/microwave. Very happy with it. Can cook a pie or bird when plugged in or motoring and never a battery/inverter power problem if microwaving. In the summer,we're all electric or BBQ .During the short cold period we can cook and heat with wood.
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Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

I'm sure everyone knows and understands how to calculate your power usage for your batteries... here is a useful calculator you can use that can calculate down to the minute.

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