Preventive Maintenance

Preventive microwave maintenance prolongs its life and reduces the times it has to be serviced. A good preventive maintenance you can do at home is to clean your microwave interior as needed.

Microwave Oven is a kitchen appliance that heats food by exposing it to electromagnetic radiation in the microwave spectrum causing polarized molecules in the food to rotate and build up thermal energy in a process known as dielectric heating. Microwave ovens heat foods quickly and efficiently.

Are microwaves “bad” for you? Microwaves are tightly regulated by the FDA in terms of emissions. The key is to use microwave-safe containers, like glass and ceramics, and  avoid plastics, metal and aluminum. Cooking your food in improper containers may cause potentially harmful chemicals to leach from the container into your food, or in some cases (like aluminum), cause sparks or fire. Basically, cooking your food in a microwave is a personal choice.

  Extra Helpful tips:

  • Use microwave-safe containers .

  • Preserve your food nutrients by preparing them using minimal water and cooking times.

  •  Stand several feet away from the microwave while cooking your food.