Are microwave ovens good for the environment?

Are microwave ovens good for the environment?

Illuminating answers to environmental questions.
March 24 2009 7:05 AM

Are Microwave Ovens Good for the Environment?

Nuking your food to save the planet.

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Correction, March 27, 2009: The original version provided the wrong context for understanding why gas ovens might be greener than electric ovens. It failed to mention that the delivery of electricity to the home is relatively inefficient. (Return  to the corrected paragraph.)

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

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