Your microwave goes through a lot, and we usually toss food in it hoping for a quick meal above all else. Naturally, over time your microwave will need to be cleaned. Luckily you can follow some easy steps to get rid of any mess. A general rule to follow when cleaning is if it’s toxic to consume it’s probably not a good idea to use on the inside.
Cleaning the Inside
Take a microwave-safe bowl and fill it up with about 1 cup of water and add a few squirts of citrus, this can be lemon, lime or even orange. Add a few tablespoons of vinegar, either white or apple cider, and heat it on high inside the microwave for a few minutes. It should come to a boil. You really want the steam to build up inside the microwave, so leave it inside after it’s come to a boil for another three to five minutes. Once that’s done, remove the bowl and scrub away. If your tray is dirty take it out and wash by hand or in your dishwasher.
Cleaning the Door
Take some water and baking soda and apply to the door with a sponge. Be sure to use a damp cloth or paper towel afterwards to remove any remaining residue. You can also use vinegar and water to clean the door if it’s extra greasy.
Cleaning the Outside
Use water and soap on a sponge to tackle the exterior of your microwave. Although you may want to use something stronger like an astringent cleaner, your microwave shouldn’t need this. There’s some chance this cleaner can get inside your microwave, which is dangerous the next time you heat up some food. Wipe everything down with a damp sponge or towel and dry.
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Sources: Country Living