Microwave Oven Safety and Maintenance 101

Microwave Oven Safety and Maintenance 101

Electric oven repair in London

Today we’re in a golden era of technology and due to modern appliances; our daily life work has been easier than ever. We rely so much on these appliances that if they break some of us might not even be able to cook for the day. Appliances such as microwave oven have really made cooking easier and quicker. Here are a few things that almost all appliance repair company in London will advise:


  • What most people don’t do is read the instruction kmanual that comes with any appliance. An instruction manual has a vast amount of information about the safe usage of the microwave, proper maintenance instructions and operating procedures for the user.
  • When you buy a pack of prepackaged food, read the instructions provided for cooking in oven carefully. Under or over cooking the food might spoil the taste and texture of your dinner.
  • Not every container you put your food in can be used to cook or heat your food in a microwave oven. As microwave rays hit the organic content producing a heating effect in them, many plastic containers are made of organic material thus the plastic starts to heat up and can also melt if left for a long time. Many microwave-able containers come with a stamp at the bottom, before putting it in an oven look for the stamp to ensure it is microwave-safe.
  • When you spill food in the oven it will stay there making a host able environment for germs and bacteria. These germs and bacteria will pollute any food you place in your oven. A good habit is to look for any food spatters inside of the door and the cavity after every use. If hot it can be easily wiped off, but when it gets cold you might need some kitchen cleaner fluids to clean and disinfect your oven.


  • Do not put a plastic container or anything that comes in a plastic container in the microwave oven unless you’re a hundred percent sure that they are microwave-safe. When heated small particles of plastic can break or melt down and enter your food, the plastic can contain harmful chemicals and can lead to poisoning or even cancer in long term usages.
  • Do not place shiny objects that can reflect the microwave back into the oven. Utensils or plates and bowls made of metals can produce dangerous sparks and can even start a fire when left in a microwave oven.
  • Do not/ try to turn on your microwave oven when it’s empty. As there is nothing to absorb the energy being produced, the oven can damage its own hardware and components.
  • Do not use your appliance for cooking or heating if the door of the oven won’t close properly as the leakage of radiation can do harm. Furthermore, if you feel that something with your oven isn’t right, don’t try to turn it on or try to open it up to see what the problem is, just contact any agency or technician that provides electric oven repair in London.

Making sure you follow all these points is a sure way to prolong the usage of your microwave oven in a safe and healthy manner.