How to Clean a Microwave

The microwave is one of the most commonly used appliances in any modern kitchen. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most commonly forgotten about items when it comes time to clean and refresh your home. Open up your microwave and smell the interior of the appliance the next time you set out to clean your kitchen. If your microwave is starting to smell like food remnants or has splatters and stains all over the inside, use these steps to ensure that it’s sanitized properly.

  • Step 1: Clean the inside. Before you can clean the interior of your microwave, you’ll want to loosen grease and food residue that has built up on the walls. Combine one cup of water with a few lemon or lime slices and a few tablespoons of vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the mixture for five minutes, then let the bowl sit for an additional five minutes to cool down. Remove the bowl and wipe down the interior of your microwave — you’ll have a much easier time removing stubborn stains.
  • Step 2: Clean the doors. To clean the exterior microwave door, grab a sponge and dip it in baking soda before you begin to scrub. This will help clean grease from the exterior of the microwave as well as the interior of the window.
  • Step 3: Clean the turntable. If you have stains leftover on the turntable that you couldn’t get out while the turntable was in the microwave, put it in the dishwasher. If you have a very tough stain that doesn’t seem to budge, you can use a Magic Eraser on it.

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