Microwave Maintenance – A Guide to Dos and Don’ts with Your Microwave Oven
- Use your manual cook time option. It will ensure you only use the power you need for the food you’re heating up.
- Remember to clean out grease filters in over the range microwaves.
- Steam your microwave to clean built up grime. Heat water in a microwave safe container to steam the walls of the microwave oven then wipe it down after about 4 minutes.
- Buy the right microwave for you. There are plenty of options available, like counter top microwaves, convection microwaves, and built-in microwaves. Consider your needs and shop accordingly.
- Cook foods like hot dogs, eggs, potatoes, etc. without cutting into the skin first. If not, you’ll have a big mess on your hands. Never cook eggs in the shell in your microwave oven.
- Use plastic dishes, metal pans, paper bags or plastic food bags, twist ties, recycled paper products when microwaving. Always check to see if a container is microwave safe before popping it in your microwave oven.
- Let grime built up in your microwave. Not only is it bad for your microwave oven but it can be a fire hazard.
- Overload your circuits. If your microwave shares a circuit with several other appliances consider juggling your kitchen appliances around so they are more spread out – or only use them one at a time.