How can I use my microwave safely?

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Remember to keep the vents clear and avoid storing objects on top of your microwave (as this can block ventilation)

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

Remember to keep the vents clear and avoid storing objects on top of your microwave (as this can block ventilation).

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions, if in doubt, double check with them.

Make sure you clean your microwave properly so you don't get a build-up of grease and dirt.

Avoid powering a microwave using an extension lead.

Make sure you have a working smoke detector in case something does go wrong.

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