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Part 3 of 3: How to Use Your Microwave More Efficiently | Maintenance Strategies

Welcome back to our series on How to Use Your Microwave More Efficiently! We hope you've been enjoying our tips and tricks for getting the most out of your microwave while reducing your environmental impact. In this final installment, we're going to talk about maintenance strategies to keep your microwave running smoothly and looking great. And, of course, we'll highlight some of our favorite Two Pillars products that can help with microwave maintenance.

First things first: cleaning your microwave. We all know that microwaves can get pretty gross, pretty fast. Food splatters, spills, and stains can build up quickly, and if you don't keep up with cleaning, your microwave can become a breeding ground for bacteria. To keep your microwave in top shape, it's important to clean it regularly. But don't worry, it's easier than you think!

One of the easiest ways to keep your microwave clean is to use the Duo Cover®. This silicone microwave splatter guard mat is designed to prevent food from splattering and sticking to the walls of your microwave. It's collapsible, BPA-free, and dishwasher safe, making it easy to use and easy to clean. Plus, the Duo Cover® has microwave-safe magnets that make it easy to stow away when you're not using it.

Another great way to keep your microwave clean is to use the Swedish Dishcloth. This all-natural substitute for paper towels and cleaning cloths is perfect for wiping down your microwave after use. Just rinse it, wring it out, and use it again and again. With just one Swedish Dishcloth, you can replace 17 rolls of paper towels, and they're compostable, so you can feel good about your impact on the environment.

In addition to regular cleaning, it's important to take care of your microwave to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Here are a few tips:

1: Use microwave-safe cookware

Using the wrong type of container in your microwave can cause it to crack or even start a fire. Stick to microwave-safe dishes, like the ZipBag®, a reusable silicone storage bag that's perfect for keeping your favorite snacks crisp, storing fresh produce or leftovers, bringing food on the go or cooking sous vide!

2: Use the right power setting

Using a high power setting for too long can cause your microwave to overheat and break down. Make sure you're using the appropriate power setting for the food you're cooking.

3: Don't slam the door

Slamming the door of your microwave can cause the latch to break, which can be expensive to fix. Close the door gently.

4: Keep the vents clear

The vents on your microwave help to release steam and prevent overheating. Make sure they're clear of obstructions so your microwave can function properly.

Finally, if your microwave does break down or stop working efficiently, it may be time to replace it. When you do, consider investing in the UniLid®, a universal lid that fits all shapes and sizes with food tracking. It's the perfect, eco-friendly replacement for plastic wrap, and it's sure to be a hit with anyone who loves to cook.

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