Is your microwave too dirty and you’re not able to clean it with water? If that’s the case we’ve compiled a list of ways to clean your microwave. Here are some tips to get your appliance sparkling clean in no time.
Things you’ll need
- Damp cloth
- Mild abrasive cleaner
- Long-handled brush or toothbrush
Cleaning your microwave
is easy with these simple steps. (Make sure to unplug the appliance before you begin!)
1. Remove everything from the inside of the microwave and wipe down the walls and ceiling with a damp cloth. If there are any stubborn stains, you can use a mild abrasive cleaner to scrub them away. Do rinse the cleaner off entirely before moving on to the next step.
2. Next, it’s time to tackle those hard-to-reach places. Use a long-handled brush or toothbrush to clean around the door seal and other tight spaces. If your microwave has a rotating plate, be sure to give it a good scrub.
3. Finally, disinfect the inside of the microwave by wiping it down.
Using dish soap
Some people swear to use dish soap to clean their microwaves. If you decide to try this method, mix a few drops of dish soap with water in a bowl and use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside of the microwave. Make sure to rinse away any soap residue before cooking in the appliance.
Using Wet Paper Towel Method
Another popular method for cleaning a microwave is to wet a paper towel and place it inside the appliance. Then, turn on the microwave for two minutes. The steam from the paper towel will help loosen any dirt or grime, making it easier to wipe away.
Cleaning your microwave doesn’t have to be a chore. With these simple tips, you can keep your appliance looking new.
Using baking soda
Baking soda is a natural cleaning agent that can be used to clean several different surfaces, including the inside of a microwave. To use this method, mix baking soda and water to form a paste. Then, apply the paste to the inside of the microwave and let it sit for several minutes. Afterward, wipe away the paste with a damp cloth.
Lemon juice is another natural cleaning agent that can be used to clean your microwave. Mix lemon juice and water and use a cloth to wipe down the inside of the appliance. The citrus scent will leave your microwave smelling fresh and clean.
Vinegar is a versatile cleaning agent that can clean several different surfaces, including the inside of a microwave. Mix vinegar and water and use a cloth to wipe down the inside of the appliance.
Soap and Water:
For an essential cleaning, all you need is soap and water. Mix dish soap and water and use a cloth to wipe down the inside of the microwave. Be sure to rinse away any soap residue before cooking in the appliance.
Vinegar and water solution:
- Half cup vinegar
- Half cup water
Soap and water solution:
- 1 tablespoon of dish soap
- 1 cup of water
Baking soda and water paste:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup water
Lemon juice and water solution:
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
Diluted window cleaner for microwave doors:
- 1 part window cleaner
- 1 part water
To clean the outside of your microwave door, mix a solution of window cleaner and water. Then, use a cloth to wipe down the door. Be sure to rinse away any cleaner residue before cooking in the appliance.