The microwave oven is a very handy appliance in every kitchen. It performs many functions – cooks, heats and bakes in a very short time. Take good care of your oven because it will save you money and serve you efficiently for a long time, well beyond its average lifespan of nine years.
Grease, stains, food spills and particles in the interior of your oven reduce its endurance. So wipe the interior regularly, otherwise, the stains may become permanent. Use a damp cloth for this.
Also, avoid dirty and clogged vent hood filters. They will make your kitchen have permanent odors. Clean them regularly – at least monthly. Remove the vent hood filters and soak them in soapy water, then use a paper towel or clean cloth to wipe them dry, and replace them.
If the oven has charcoal filters, remove them after every 5-12 months.
Deodorize your oven to remove any bad smell.
Observe the following precautions, they will also extend the lifespan of your microwave oven
Do not use abrasive pads when cleaning your microwave oven. They will leave ugly scratches on your microwave oven.
Do not allow children to operate your microwave oven. It can either harm them or they destroy it.
Do not open the microwave door before it finishes its cycle. Do not slam the door. You will damage the latch.
When any malfunctions occur to your microwave oven, seek the help of a qualified repairman. Do not try to dismantle the components yourself, unless of course, you have the necessary knowledge.
Do not use your microwave oven as a drier. It is not. You will end up with a fire if you put wet clothes in the microwave oven. Essentially, be careful about the items that you put in the microwave oven, they may spoil your food or spoil the microwave oven.
Maintain your microwave regularly. Sometimes it may require small repairs, which if not handled in time could lead to bigger problems and reduce the lifespan of your microwave.