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The microwave myth you can finally stop believing.

What are the common misconceptions about microwave technology?

Common myths that microwaves make food radioactive or dangerous, or cause illness, or destroy the nutritional value of food have circulated for decades. But It’s simply not the case.

Microwave cooking CAN be healthy. Here's how. 

Since the first release of microwaves in the 1940s, there have been myths about microwaves destroying nutrients in food. Luckily that's simply not the case. The microwave is now known to provide a safe and nutritious method of cooking and can even be an advantageous method over roasting or frying.

 Believe it or not, microwaves are actually one of the less nutrient-damaging cooking methods. According to WHO (World Health Organisation), “Food cooked in a microwave oven is as safe, and has the same nutrient value, as food cooked in a conventional oven. The main difference between these two methods of cooking is that microwave energy penetrates deeper into the food and reduces the time for heat to be conducted throughout the food, thus reducing the overall cooking time." Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic energy, which vibrates or excites the food inside and warms it up by a process of friction. Instead of using a saucepan of boiling water to conduct and transfer heat from one source to the other, microwaves use energy to heat food, making the process a lot faster.

 Tried and Trusted

Sharp’s approach is to provide advanced, innovative features that allow you to cook with confidence. Our microwaves  are built to cook food correctly, and maintain nutritious value. We've been creating microwaves since the 1960s so it's fair to say we know a thing or two about why they are such a convenient and trusted kitchen appliance. 

 We have been pioneers and innovators of microwave technology as far back as 1948, when our first model was released. Since then, people all over the world have come to love the build quality and functionality of Sharp microwaves, as well as the delicious and nutritious meals that can be created inside one.

 View our full range of microwave ovens here

View our range of microwave ovens


Seamus O'Dare is Sharp's Marketing Coordinator. Originally from Northern Ireland, he has enjoyed travelling the world and developing a passion for digital marketing and content creation.