Microwave Research & Applications, Inc.
190 Easy Street Unit A
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
Phone 630-480-7456     Fax 630-480-7458

BP090 Laboratory Grade Microwave

BP-090 Lab Microwave
A new economy microwave from Microwave Research and Applications 
for entry level laboratory processing.

Price: $2,608


The BP-090 is a laboratory grade microwave with time and power based controls much like a domestic microwave oven that many histologists use every day. It produces up to 1,000 watts of microwave power. The microwave has a powered cavity ventilation system that can be connected into the house air handling system or to an approved standalone laboratory air handling system.

Suggested uses include drying slides, preparation of agar, heating laboratory materials and non-corrosive staining in hospitals, histology, and pathology of any size. This microwave is intended to replace domestic microwave ovens often used in the laboratory.

BP-090 features

  • Operates just as a domestic microwave oven using time and power level
  • 120 volt operation, 15 ampere – needs no special wiring (230 VAC 50 Hertz input available)
  • Up to 1,000 watts of microwave power
  • High volume cooling for long life
  • 5 different power levels
  • Simple to use touch control pad
  • Bottom feed microwave using mode stirrer technology for even heating 
  • Up to ten multistage programs can be stored for your most popular protocol 
  • Powered cavity exhaust to remove fumes from the cavity
  • Includes adaptor to connect 4” exhaust hose (hose not included) to the microwave
  • Mode stirrer gives excellent uniform heating
  • Cavity 330mm wide x 205mm tall x 330mm deep (13” x 8 1/16” x 13”)
  • Compact microwave – uses minimal counter space
  • Stainless steel door and front  
  • Painted steel cavity and cover
  • Fully safety tested including microwave leakage
  • Meets US FCC requirements and can be tested for Canadian CSA requirements.

Specifications (values nominal)


Input power           


120 Volts / 60 Hz. 15 amp dedicated circuit
(230 volt / 50 Hz available)

Outer dimensions 
Cavity dimensions


20 ½” w x 12 1/8” h x 16” d (W/O handle and vent duct)
13 7/8” w x 8 1/8” h x 14 5/8” d             

Weight/shipping weight



42 pounds / 49 pounds




2.45 GHz. – an ISM frequency

Cavity venting      



Microwave leakage


Less than 5 mW/cm2 at 5 cm meeting FCC/FDA CDRH requirements






6 Months parts and workmanship

Power levels (on-off cycling or pulsing):





High                       1,000 watts            


Medium High


775 watts

Medium                 500 watts               


Medium Low


360 watts

Low                        180 watts               





Control Panel BP-090