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Cleaning the vent

The hidden vent of my spackemaker microwave oven is dirty and i am not sure of how to clean it, i have cleaned the reusable filter and the like but the hidden vent itself when it opens it is dirty and i am trying to figure out how to clean the dust and grime that is in there any ideas?

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Hello,

One trick is to put a Pyrex bowl of water and let that boil for a few minutes or so. This gives the water vapors a chance to collect and exhaust dirt and dust from the vent passage way.

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Posted on May 25, 2008

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