There is a lot of confusion surrounding Commercial Microwave Testing, we hope these FAQ’s will go some way towards answering your queries. However, if you still have a query or two then feel free to contact our helpful support staff on 0330 6600264 or email [email protected]

What can I do to keep my Microwave Oven in good working condition?

One important item is to clean the microwave oven properly by preventing dirt from accumulating on the door seal, around the door frame, and on the inside surfaces of the cooking area.  Regularly or after use clean the microwave and avoid mechanical abuse of the microwave oven this will help to keep it in good functioning condition and preserve its integrity, i.e. open and close the oven door gently, move it only when you need to, and keep it away from children. Never use metal objects or metal utensils to clean microwave oven. 

What is Microwave Oven radiation?

Whenever a microwave oven is turned on, radiation energy is produced causing the water in food to vibrate rapidly. This rapid vibration produces heat, which in turn cooks the food. The energy produced by a microwave oven can also penetrate through living tissue which is why exposure is harmful to our health.

What causes Microwave Ovens to leak?

Slamming the door, dirt or food particles caught in the door seals and hinges, or basic wear and tear all cause the oven door to slightly separate from the oven enclosure. Once this happens, invisible, but highly dangerous microwaves leak through the small space and cause irreversible damage and injury to the user.

What tests are completed?

The unit is inspected for any obvious physical damage to ensure safety, our engineers then complete a Radiation Leakage Inspection on the Microwave Oven. This involves the measurement of radiation levels around the oven using a Microwave Radiation Leakage Detector to ensure they are below limits.

What happens if the unit fails testing?

If the unit fails testing, a failed appliance sticker is affixed to the door of the Microwave and key staff are made aware of the faulty appliance. The Microwave should then be removed from service in order to provide a safe workplace.