The microwave is one of the most used kitchen appliances in the home. Learn how to clean your microwave. Enjoy a clean microwave in minutes with the easiest way to clean your microwave!
The microwave is a pretty handy appliance to have in the kitchen but, if yours is anything like mine, it doesn’t often get cleaned. Why? The answer is simple: because I forget about it when I am cleaning the kitchen. I am here to tell you though, that cleaning your microwave is easy.
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The easiest way to clean a microwave
Even if you are using a paper towel to cover your bowls and plates, splatter happens. The splatter can be the most difficult part of the microwave to clean.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Microwave safe bowl (glass works well)
- Lemon slices
- Dishrag or sponge
Steps to take to clean your microwave:
Fill your bowl with about 2 cups of water.
Set the microwave for 5 minutes. The lemon water will produce steam helping the caked on splatter to be removed easily.
After 5 minutes, leave the bowl in the microwave. Set a timer for 5 minutes and let it sit.
Take a dishrag or sponge to the inside of the microwave and wipe down the sides, top, bottom, and tray.
Your microwave should be nice and clean by this time.
Using several tablespoons of white vinegar instead of the water mixture will also clean your microwave.
No matter which method you choose, follow the above steps to clean your microwave.
The door easily gets just as messy as the inside walls. That is why it is important to make sure that you are properly cleaning the door.
If the seal of the door is greasy you can clean it off with just water and a sponge. When it comes to the rest of the door, use some homemade all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean the microwave door.
Using your favorite all-purpose cleaner you can clean the outside of your microwave. Be sure to not spray the cleaner directly on the microwave instead, spray it on your sponge or cloth. By spraying your sponge or cloth, you are ensuring that the cleaner doesn’t go into the vents and doesn’t end up being applied directly to the control panel.
Although the above methods get pretty much everything off, sometimes things can hang on through that. Using a damp magic eraser should get those other pieces off with little effort. The turntable can be removed and washed in a sink full of hot soapy water or, depending on your model, it may be able to go in the dishwasher as well.
If you want to make cleaning your microwave even easier, follow the above steps consistently. Waiting for a while between cleanings will only bake things on even more. Cleaning after every use will be the easiest to keep up with the cleaning.
If you can get into a steady routine of cleaning your microwave it will be much easier to remember to do. Not only will remembering to clean it out be easier but, there should be less build up inside and out. With less buildup, the cleaning time should be shortened. The build-up that is there, will be easier to clean as well.