Microwave Ovens -Microwave ovens are the most efficient, fastest and lowest cost ovens to use. They heat only the food and save significant energy compared to standard ovens.
(The following instructions may not be for all ovens. Follow your manufacturer's instructions.)
Clean spills immediately with a paper towel. Clean and sanitize the interior daily. Use a solution of mild soap and warm water and a soft sponge or cloth. (Wring the sponge or cloth to remove excess water before wiping the unit.) If necessary, boil a cup of water in the microwave to loosen soil before cleaning. After cleaning, spray interior with sanitizing solution. Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaners containing ammonia on the inside. Never pour water into the bottom of microwave oven and never use water-pressure type cleaning systems.
The splatter shield keeps the top of the unit and stirrer (a fan-like blade that reflects microwaves inside the unit) from getting dirty. Normally, a damp cloth will remove any food particles from the shield. If necessary, remove the splatter shield to clean more thoroughly. The shield is held in place by a lip in front of the oven and three slots in the back. Place your thumbs in the two indentations in the front of the shield. Press lightly toward the back and carefully lower the shield from the stirrer. Pull the shield out of the back slots and out of the oven. (Be careful not to bend the stirrer when removing the splatter shield.) Wash the shield in a solution mild soap and warm water. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleansers. Allow shield to air dry. Do not operate the microwave without the splatter shield. Once dry, replace the shield by fitting the shield tabs into the three slots at the top of the back. Place your thumbs in the two indentations in the front and lift the front until the shield snaps into place. You will have to press lightly toward the back.
On units with a front grill, there is an air filter located behind the grill. Remove the grill and filter. Wash the filter in a solution of mild soap and warm water. Allow to air dry and then replace the grill on the microwave. Clean it at least once a month or more, depending on the conditions of use.
Discharge Air Vents
A slight build-up of cooking vapors and dust will occur on the louvers of the discharge air vents. The vents are located in the back of the microwave on the right hand side. Once a month wipe the louvers with a damp cloth.
Do not use aluminum foil, steel, or other metal items in your unit.
Leave at least one inch of space between the air discharge on the back of the unit and the wall behind it. Air must be able to flow around the front and back of the unit and around the electronic components. If air flow is restricted, the unit will not operate properly and the life of electrical parts will be shortened.
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