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Over the past 30 years, microwave cooking has become a widespread and popular method for cooking, heating and defrosting foods.
The purpose of this Web site is to provide a single location for learning how to prepare foods safely using a microwave oven. Additionally, using this site, you can locate the wattage of your microwave oven to help you accurately follow the microwave cooking instructions on food packages. Many other useful and interesting pieces of information about microwave ovens are available here — simply browse the menu on the left. is the result of the joint efforts of the U.S. frozen food industry, through the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), working with numerous microwave oven manufacturers, retailers and other interested organizations who all have an interest in ensuring food safety.

Safe cooking is everyone’s responsibility. We hope that you find this Web site useful and will help spread the word about the importance of food safety when cooking with microwave ovens, as with all other methods of cooking.

By educating consumers about the proper use of the microwave oven, as well as the importance of carefully following package cooking instructions, we can help ensure products are safely consumed as they were intended to be by food manufacturers.