# How do I know what size microwave I need?

1. ### How do I know what size microwave I need?

2. To determine cubic feet, one should multiply the microwave’s interior length by width by height, then divide this total by 1,728. So, a microwave that is 18 by 14 by 12 inches is 1.75 cubic feet in size. Microwaves vary from 0.6 cubic feet to over 2 cubic feet, with the average size sold being 1.4 to 1.8 cubic feet.

3. ### What is considered a powerful microwave?

4. Over 1,000 Watts Microwaves 1,100 Watts and greater are powerful and often used commercially, such as in restaurants. These high-powered microwaves cut down on the amount of time needed to heat foods, and they can easily cook or heat up large plates of food.

5. ### What size microwave Do I need Litres?

6. Family Size For example, if you’re a family of six, then buying a microwave with a maximum of 20 litres capacity would do you no good. Therefore, For 2-4 members, the ideal capacity is 15-20 litres. For 4-6 members, the ideal capacity is 21-30 litres.

7. ### What size is considered a large microwave?

8. There are also larger microwaves available with an internal capacity of 1.0 cu ft. to 2.2 cu ft. for larger ones. Larger microwave width can range from 21 to 25 inches or 53.34 to 63.5 centimeters, a height of 12 to 15 inches, or 30.48 to 38.1 centimeters.

9. ### What size is a family microwave?

10. The most common microwaves have capacities between 15 and 32 litres, with a typical family sized model ranging somewhere between 20 and 25 litres.

11. ### Do bigger microwaves use more electricity?

12. While microwaves vary in size and power, they all use electricity to heat food. A small 700-watt microwave will use about 6 cents worth of electricity per hour, while a large 1200-watt microwave will use about 11 cents worth of electricity per hour.

13. ### What is the difference between microwave and a microwave oven?

14. “Microwave” is just short for “microwave oven”. Both terms mean the same thing: an appliance that uses microwave radiation to heat food. Cooking food in this way is called “microwaving”. An oven, on the other hand, has a heating element which heats the air inside, which then heats the food.

15. ### What wattage for microwave is best?

16. If you’re looking for a home microwave that’s effective but not overpowered, then look for one between 800 and 1000 watts. This will cook food quickly without leaving cold spots. On the flip side, it won’t draw an excessive amount of power, so you don’t risk burning your food.

17. ### What size is a full size microwave?

18. Most models have a width of between 29 and 30 inches, a depth of between 15 and 16 inches, and a height of between 16 and 18 inches. Typical capacities range between 1.5 and 2.2 cubic feet, although compact models are available.

19. ### Is 1.6 microwave big?

20. Size Classes for Microwaves A compact microwave is any that’s under 1 cubic foot. A midsize microwave ranges between 1 to 1.5 cubic feet. A full size is between 1.6 to 2 cubic feet, and anything larger than 2 cubic feet is considered extra large.

21. ### What is a typical microwave size?

22. Capacity can range from 1.0 to 2.2 cubic feet, with most landing between 1.2 to 1.6 cubic feet. Widths align with standard cabinet widths, usually 24, 27 or 30 inches. Height typically ranges from 17 to 22 inches. Depths range from roughly 20 to 25 inches with the door closed and 30 to 35 inches with the door open.

23. ### What size is a full size microwave?

24. Capacity can range from 1.0 to 2.2 cubic feet, with most landing between 1.2 to 1.6 cubic feet. Widths align with standard cabinet widths, usually 24, 27 or 30 inches. Height typically ranges from 17 to 22 inches. Depths range from roughly 20 to 25 inches with the door closed and 30 to 35 inches with the door open.

25. ### How do I know if a microwave will fit?

26. Measure the existing microwave and the space it’s in with your tape measure. If your microwave sticks out from your cabinets, record how far it does. Microwaves are typically 30 inches wide and vary in height and depth.

27. ### What is the difference between standard and combination microwave?

28. Combination microwaves use microwave energy, much like a traditional microwave does, but combined with the added benefits of fanned hot air, making grilling, roasting and baking easier and quicker than before with convection hot air giving that perfect roasted finish.