A microwave can quickly change from being efficient to being a danger to the house. Lint, food, dust, dirt, and pollen can trap itself between the air vents causing air from the microwave to be trapped. If the air has no place to go it can cause your microwave to fail and, in extreme cases, cause a small fire.
Swab-its has developed the 71-4513 swab so that it can easily reach between the different air vents and pick up any hazardous material. The swab can also be damped to attract more material. After cleaning all corners of the microwave vents, the swabs can be washed with dish soap or mineral spirits. After the swabs air dry, they can be reused at a later date.