What is the temperature correlation between conventional and microwave ovens?

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."

All heat measurements are in Fahrenheit.

 

100 - 90% power 425 - 500 degrees, deep fat fry, broil or stove-top burner on "high"
80% 375 - 425 degrees
70% 350 - 375 degrees or medium-high on stove-top
60 - 50% 300 - 350 degrees or medium on stove-top
40 - 30% 225 - 300 degrees or medium-low on stove-top
20% 200 - 225 degrees
10% 150 - 200 degrees or lowest setting on stove-top