We have complete control over everything electronic in our lives (when they’re not controlling us).
Except…except the microwave beep. Or do we?
When you heat something up late at night and people are sleeping, you try to play that game of catch. It’s too boring to stand around waiting at the microwave if it’s a three-minute heat, so you do something else and keep your eye on the clock, so you can open the door before the beeps happen…unless you get distracted.
Or maybe you miss that, and, figuring the damage is done you continue doing what you were doing, but forget about the reminder beep a few minutes later.
“To mute your microwave, start by checking the control panel. Look closely. The mute function may be labeled as a secondary function of one of the standard buttons. Check these things first:
- Look for a Sound button. Seriously. It may have been there all along, begging you to press it.
- Press and hold either 1 or 0. Sometimes manufacturers give these keys hidden, secondary functions.
- Press and hold the Stop or Cancel button. Like 1 or 0, this key might have a hidden function when held.
Often, pressing and holding 1, 0, Stop or Cancel will either result in turning off the beeping sounds or activating a child lock feature. (Child lock doesn’t actually lock the door, but instead locks the control panel so no buttons can be pressed until the lock is removed by holding the button for around three seconds again.)”
A beep-free microwave is just that simple. Maybe.