If a frozen ready meal states 9 minutes microwave cooking, how do I work out cooking time for two identical meals?

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    – Stephie
    Mar 16, 2020 at 15:10

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Do both fit in the microwave at the same time ?

Start at the recommended 9 minutes, test the temperature, nuke it for a few more minutes (2, 3 ) and test again.

If you have a rotary table inside, it will make thing easier, if not, move the 2 meals every couple of minutes.

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    It's often worth rotating each meal if they're next to each other, so that the inside edge becomes the outside, and vice versa.
    – Chris H
    Mar 16, 2020 at 13:23
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    I'd imagine a regular domestic mic would take them one atop the other, in which case one will get hit a lot harder than the other. I'd swap them top for bottom halfway through the first 9 mins too.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 16, 2020 at 13:34

I think 5 minutes for each will be enough. It also depends on the degree of freezing of the product.


I turn on for 5 minutes at 100% power, and that's enough.


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