Microwave Cooking Formula

When I was a Tupperware consultant, I learned some awesome information about how to properly cook food in the microwave.  Here's the "formula":
  • 6 minutes per pound to cook. 
  • 6 minutes per pound to defrost.
  • 6 minutes per pound on 50% or 60% power to preheat (with 50% power is your defrost cycle).
  • 1/3 to 1/4 of your cooking time is standing time.
Formula based on microwaves that are 600 - 800 degree watts.  Higher wattage microwaves (900 - 1200 degrees) decrease your cooking minutes per pound to 4 1/2 to 5 minutes.  Increase your cooking time to 7 minutes per pound for lower wattage microwaves (500 or less degrees).

I have cooked porkchops in the microwave before and they turned out yummy.  The key is to let your meat sit in the microwave after it's done because the meat is still cooking.  I normally let it sit in the microwave for half the time it cooked.  So if you have a pound of meat, you'll run the microwave for 6 minutes and let it sit in the microwave for 3.
Next time I have porkchops, I'll cook them this way and do a post about it.  As well as the container I use to cook them in.
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