How do I maintain my microwave?
One of the best ways to keep your microwave in working order and ready for your next meal is to keep the microwave clean. It is important to clean the inside of your microwave, the turntable, and the exterior weekly, but also as needed when a mess occurs.
Always refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions for cleaning and maintaining your appliance.
Microwaving a cup of water for 3-5 minutes in a microwave-safe container may help loosen food residue that is stuck on the inside of the microwave cavity. You can then wipe down the inside with warm, soapy water, and dry it with a clean cloth.
The turntable can usually be removed to be cleaned and then dried and placed back inside the cavity. Be sure to allow the turntable to cool before removing it, if you have just used it.
Finally, you can clean the exterior of your microwave and the control panel with water and mild dish soap. You can also clean the outside of the door and the glass on your microwave with glass cleaner to help remove smudges or fingerprints.
Other ways to maintain your microwave include being gentle when you close the door, never putting anything metal inside the microwave cavity and scheduling appliance service when you are unsure of how to fix your microwave.