- According to a study - microwaving is better than cooking in a pot of water for vegetables - 
- The advantage is 2-6 less energy use for cooking foods. Energy goes directly into the water in a food. But it does take more energy to microwave a pot of water than on a stovetop. 
- It is good - there are myths, and they are debunked here - 
- Oven costs $5/month to use, microwave costs $1/month for the same cooking.