There’s no quicker way to heat your food than using a microwave. However, that easiness doesn’t come without drawbacks. It only takes a little oversight for the food to turn into a volcano inside your microwave.
If your microwave is getting dirtier as time passes, but you don’t want to spend too much time cleaning it, this is the blog post you need! Scroll down to learn some practical ways to leave your microwave spotless.
How to clean inside your microwave
Cleaning a messy microwave can seem worse than it is. Below you will find three ways to clean your appliance without any hassle!
Method #1. Use the reliable white vinegar
When talking about cleaning chores, vinegar comes out every single time. Check its cleaning power by yourself! First, fill a microwave-safe bowl with equal parts of vinegar and water and heat it at the highest setting for five minutes.
After the countdown finishes, let the bowl sit for another five to ten minutes while it cools down. Vinegar steam will build up, further weakening the stains inside your microwave.
Once you remove the container, wipe the inside of your microwave thoroughly with a soft, damp cloth—be careful not to get liquid into the vents. Rinse your cloth as needed to avoid spreading the grime. Finally, dry your microwave with another cloth or paper towel, and that’s it!
Method #2. Use lemon to attack the grime
Here’s a great option if you don’t want to deal with the strong smell that vinegar leaves. Lemons contain citric acid, which breaks down the grease, and its scent will fill your microwave with a fresh odor.
Start by squeezing two lemons in a microwave-safe container and adding two cups of water. Next, microwave the solution at high power from five to ten minutes so steam can build up. Once time’s up, wait another ten minutes for the container to cool down, and then take it out.
Wipe the interior with a clean, damp cloth, rinsing it whenever necessary. To leave your microwave completely ready, dry it with a paper towel.
Method #3. The power of baking soda
Try this method if you struggle with stubborn stains or tough baked-on food.
A paste will be your best option to thoroughly clean every nook and cranny inside your microwave. First, mix three parts of baking soda and one part of water. You’ll need to reach toothpaste-like thickness, so mess around with quantities until done.
Next, cover all the stubborn spots with the paste and let it act for five minutes. Then, scrub and wipe all the grime with a kitchen sponge. Finally, rinse the interior of your microwave with a damp cloth and dry the excess moisture with paper towels.
Pro tip: After you apply the paste, spray with some vinegar and let it fizz for even more cleaning power!
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