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Your Top Microwave Maintenance Tips


Your microwave works really hard to make your life convenient. Whether it’s defrosting frozen food or cooking a quick meal, your microwave is often the most“go to” appliance in your home. With a shorter lifespan than most appliances, a microwave needs a certain type of care to get it to the full lifespan.

Daily & Weekly Cleanings

If you find yourself using the microwave on a daily basis then you may want to consider cleaning it just as often. The best way to clean it is to clean as it becomes dirty. If something spills, splatters, or overflows, clean it immediately. However, once per week, you should give it a more thorough cleaning. Microwave a bowl of water with a lemon in it for 30 seconds; this will loosen up any grime situated on the interior. Proceed to wipe it clean with a rag or paper towels.

Deodorize the Smells

Certain food like fish and cheese will stink up the inside of your trusty kitchen appliance. To deodorize it, turn the microwave on with a bowl of water, baking soda, and lemon for a total of five minutes. You can then wipe down the inside to clean off any extra grime or residue as well.

Out With the Old

Microwaves that are positioned over the kitchen range are similar to HVAC systems. They both have filters inside that need to be replaced every so often because they can become clogged with particles. However, microwave filters only have to be replaced twice a year instead of monthly like HVAC units.

Properly maintaining your microwave will increase its longevity and save you money in repairs and early replacement. If your microwave, or other appliances, begin to malfunction, contact Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.