How to keep your office’s microwave oven clean

NOTHING is likely to cause disgruntlement among colleagues than failure to clean up spills and stains in the office kitchen. In our experience, the microwave can become a real source of disagreement, especially when people don’t wipe away splatters after heating food. 

Not only is this poor office etiquette, but this build-up of dirt and grime isn’t exactly hygienic – which is all the more reason to insist on a programme of regular cleaning in the kitchen.

Wipe away spills

People should cover food with a lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap, as well as being encouraged to wait nearby until their food is ready. We know how busy office workers like to multitask during lunch breaks, but leaving the microwave to whir around endlessly while dashing off to make a quick call home is not a good idea.

However, if your food has accidentally exploded (soup has a nasty habit of doing this), then any spills should be wiped away as soon as possible.

Wash regularly

To get rid of persistent, dried-on food, remove the microwave’s turntable and rotating ring and wash in warm soapy water, before drying thoroughly and carefully replacing.

Get rid of grease inside the microwave by using a non-abrasive cleaner, and for a streak-free finish, take particular care to use a specialist cleaning product if you own a stainless steel appliance.

Don’t forget…

The outside of a microwave oven deserves a little love and attention too. The door seal can easily become a gathering place for all sorts of debris so ensure it is cleaned out properly and often.

The exterior buttons and controls also need to be wiped down, to stop the microwave from becoming a breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria.

One last word…

Unfortunately, cleaning out the microwave oven always seems to become the responsibility of one person. (They’re probably just as busy as everyone else but eventually they crack).

If it’s time to take office politics out of cleaning the kitchen, then give the experts at Albany Cleaning Solutions a call. We’ll make sure the job is done properly, as regularly as you need and to an exceptionally high standard.

To discuss your office cleaning requirements in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Bristol, call us on 02920 487538.

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