The Best Time-Saving Ideas

  • Dust the outsides.Use a soft electrostatic dust-mop cloth lightly moistened with dishwashing liquid and water, making sure to wipe all buttons and knobs. Do not use any abrasives or solvents, such as rubbing alcohol, since they can damage the metal finish.
  • “Clean” the insides.Insert a videotape-head cleaner or a DVD-lens cleaner and press Play.
  • Spray the vents of the machines.Use a can of compressed air (available at electronic and office-supply stores) to remove dust, holding the canister a few inches away from the machine at about a 45-degree angle. This angle blows out the greatest amount of dust.
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