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Microwave Ovens: Operation Safety Steps

Posted by | March 29, 2011

Do you think you know how to safely operate your microwave oven? Using microwaves as part of your food preparation are a great way to save time and energy. Here are some important safety steps from the Food and Drug Administration:

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions manual for recommended operating procedures and safety precautions for your oven model.
  • Don’t operate an oven if the door does not close firmly or is bent, warped, or otherwise damaged.
  • Never operate an oven if you have reason to believe it will continue to operate with the door open.
  • As an added safety precaution, don’t stand directly against an oven for long periods of time while it is operating. Also, keep your children from doing so.
  • Avoid heating water or liquids in the microwave oven for excessive amounts of time.