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Where not to put the microwave: it will quickly break down

Maria ShevchukLife
Where not to put the microwave

Microwaves have long been a common and essential device in the kitchen. Compact and multifunctional, it helps you quickly heat and cook food.

Even the smallest kitchen has a place for a microwave. It is often placed on the refrigerator. But, according to experts, this should never be done. Read OBOZREVATEL's article to find out where not to put the microwave so that it doesn't break.

The space on the refrigerator is usually empty, so why not put a microwave there? However, few people know that this can significantly reduce its service life. It is strongly discouraged to put a microwave on the refrigerator.

This is because there should be a sufficient distance between the microwave and the ceiling. The acceptable minimum is 20 cm. This advice should not be ignored because it is a basic rule of technical safety. The appliance needs adequate ventilation. Of course, the old "Khrushchev apartments" and most housing stock do not have very high walls, so the height between the floor and the ceiling does not reach three meters.

This is not the only reason, though. Refrigerators are prone to vibrations during the active phase of operation. They have a negative impact on microwave ovens. In fact, it reduces the operational capabilities of internal components.

Where not to put the microwave: it will quickly break down

If you frequently reheat or cook food in the microwave on top of the refrigerator, this can cause the walls to heat up. That is, there is a chance that the compressor will quickly fail.

By the way, the history of the invention of the microwave oven has many interesting nuances. It was invented quite by accident, and this happened, in particular, thanks to the end of World War II. Read about the discovery of a dedicated engineer who managed to revolutionize the kitchen in the article.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to clean a microwave oven from dirt of varying complexity.

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