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What is Inverter Technology?

A microwave with inverter technology relies on inverters as the main power supply instead of magnetic coils or transformers. In microwaves which utilize coils or transformers, if you select 50% power, the microwave will actually use 100% power and switch on and off throughout the cook time to average out to 50%. Inverter technology operates steadily at 50% power throughout the cook time, so energy is distributed consistently and foods are cooked more evenly. Consistent heat distribution also allows you to defrost foods without cooking the edges. This feature is only available for select brands, such as Panasonic and GE.

Benefits of inverter technology in your microwave

  • Cooks food evenly with consistent, steady heating
  • Defrosts food without cooking the edges
  • Keeps food warmer longer