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Dangerous? Microwave paint peeling

Posted by jstell2008 (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 6, 08 at 14:17

I have a GE profile microwave and the inside paint is peeling, exposing the metal. Does anyone know if this is dangerous and if I should continue using the microwave or just toss it and buy a new one.

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RE: Dangerous? Microwave paint peeling

Not dangerous according to this:

Special microwave oven cavity paint is available but any common gloss enamel
will work just as well (and costs about 1/10th as much). Use touch-up paint
(with a small brush) or spray paint. The typical color is beige, almond, or
some other form of off-white - just match it to your oven (if you care).

Until you can obtain the paint, the oven will work fine but since the chamber
is made of sheet steel, rust will set in eventually. So, do paint it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Info Source

RE: Dangerous? Microwave paint peeling

Thanks - that site helps a lot. Of course, microwaves are now so cheap, maybe it's better to just buy a new one. What happens to paint when it's microwaved?

RE: Dangerous? Microwave paint peeling

Don't eat it.

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