Microwave oven power is measured in watts and indicates the intensity of which your oven will cook. Learn to relate your microwave "percentages of power" to your conventional "degrees of heat."

Based on a microwave with 650-800 watts of power, the scale below shows how you can learn to relate your microwave "percentages of power" to your conventional oven's "degrees of heat."

100 - 90% power
80% 
70%
60 - 50% 
40 - 30% 
20% 
10% 

All heat measurements are in Fahrenheit. See section “Determining your microwave’s wattage and what it means to you“ if wattage of your oven, like many of the newer models, is higher than 650 - 800 watts referred to.

425 - 500 degrees, deep fat fry, broil or stove-top burner on "high"
375 - 425 degrees
350 - 375 degrees or medium-high on stove-top

300 - 350 degrees or medium on stove-top
225 - 300 degrees or medium-low on stove-top
200 - 225 degrees
150 - 200 degrees or lowest setting on stove-top

Temperature correlations between conventional and microwave ovens