How To Clean Your Microwave

Splatters of food from microwaving look bad, smell bad, and decrease the efficiency of your microwave. Fortunately, microwaves aren’t hard to clean if you know how.

Using Vinegar

Fill a microwave-safe glass or bowl half full of water. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar.

Place inside the microwave.

Turn on for 5 minutes. You may need less time in a high-powered microwave oven; keep an eye on it the first time you try this. This will steam up the walls of the microwave and loosen the dried-on gunk.

Remove the glass container. Wipe down the inside of the microwave with a clean rag or paper towel.

The loose gunk should come off easily now.

Take out the glass tray or turntable and wash it like a dish. You could even run it through the dishwasher if you have time.

Using a Lemon

Cut a lemon in half. Place both halves cut-side down on a microwaveable plate with a tablespoon of water.

Microwave for about 1 minute or until the lemon is hot and the inside of the microwave is steamy.

Wipe the inside of the microwave with kitchen paper and wash the plate.

Now that the lemon is hot and squishy, it makes a great natural cleanser for a smelly garbage disposal. Cut the halves into smaller pieces and flush through with plenty of water.

Using Dish Soap

Take a microwave safe bowl and fill it with warm water.

Add as much dishwashing liquid as you think you’ll need.

Put the bowl in the microwave for 1 minute or until it starts to steam.

Take the bowl out. Get a fairly damp sponge and wipe the inside of the microwave

The steam will have loosened all of the gunk up so that you will be able to easily clean your microwave.

Baking soda can also be added to the bowl to serve as a deodorizer.



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