Always check your microwave wattage before you begin cooking. All smartbowl recipes have been tested in 1100 watt microwave yet even with an 1100 watt microwave, cooking times can vary slightly. Test your microwave by cooking an egg and go with 10 seconds less than we recommend. That should give you a good gauge of your microwave’s power. Always err on the side of less cooking time. Check food and add time in :10 second increments. Once you have cooked a couple of recipes, you and your microwave will be in sync.