Nowadays, a microwave is a staple kitchen appliance in every house. It offers a quick way to heat food with just the press of a button. Sadly, it’s equally easy to get your microwave greasy and stained with food and leave it looking like a volcano went off inside it.
Besides, dried food residue and liquids can generate lingering smells in your appliance and permeate other foods you heat—yuck!
No one wants a dirty microwave, and you can avoid it with one of the following cleaning methods.
How to clean inside your microwave
You don’t need to worry about buying cleaning agents to do the job—also, you put food here, and you don’t want those strong chemicals all over it.
If you wish to keep your microwave clean, use one of these quick and handy DIY methods. These will save you time and leave your microwave oven as good as new!
Method #1: Dish soap
If crumbs are present, you can remove them with a damp towel. Once done, take a bowl and fill it with warm water and some dish soap. Whisk the mixture until it’s foamy.
Then, it’s time to tackle the grime. Apply the solution with a kitchen sponge on every surface inside the appliance and scrub tough stains. Be careful not to wet your microwave; after all, microwaves are electrodomestics, and excessive water could damage them.
Before finishing, rinse the soap off with a damp paper towel. Then, use a dry paper towel to absorb any remaining moisture.
Method #2: White vinegar
In a microwave-safe bowl, put ½ cup of water and ½ cup of white vinegar. Place the bowl in your microwave and let it run until steam forms. The walls will be covered in the solution, and stains will loosen.
After steaming the microwave, cleaning it will be as easy as getting a damp microfiber cloth and wiping down food stains. Make sure to dry the inside before finishing.
Method #3: Baking soda paste
Burnt-on food doesn’t come off as easily as other stains, and it usually requires several tries before disappearing. Luckily, there’s a quick solution!
Combine water and baking soda to make a paste, apply it to the dry chunks, and let it rest for 5 minutes. While you wait, you can wash the turntable in the sink.
After time has passed, wipe the gunk with a damp sponge. Repeat one more time if necessary.
Method #4: Water and lemon solution
You will need a microwave-safe and one lemon. Fill half the bowl with water, cut the lemon in half, and add the lemon juice—you can leave the lemon in the bowl. Next, let it heat for 5 minutes.
As with the vinegar method, steam will cover the walls. Just wipe the surfaces off with a damp cloth and let the appliance dry completely—no need to rinse. Your microwave oven will be in mint condition!
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