Microwave are now essential in a house- most household swear by microwaves. We must confess that it makes our life easier, when you have to heat leftovers or to make a quick meal. But, we often neglect that little gem that serve us well. Unlike any other oven, a microwave can be clean in a few simple steps compared to what many may think- so make it part of your daily routine to clean your microwave and you won’t find yourself with a dirty microwave ever again.
These few tips that we have listed below will allow you to have a clean microwave 24/7 and it may even make it lasts longer.
What You Will Need?
There are some basic thing that you will need when cleaning your microwave, and I am sure that you have all of these at home in your kitchen itself or in your bathroom. You want to list everything out and to look for them before starting; having everything on hand will remove your stress of looking for something and realizing you do not have it during the process…
– White Vinegar
– Baking Soda
– Dish Soap
– Microwave Safe Bowl
Clean Your Microwave
Once you have gathered all the materials needed, there are a few things that you should know about cleaning a microwave.
Wet Paper Towel Method
If there are a lot of sauce everywhere, and you microwave look like it survive the apocalypse then grab a bunch of wet paper towel throw it in the microwave and let it run for 5 minutes. You may be asking yourself, what does this do. It is simple, the steam created by the tissue paper will make all dry grime moist and it will be easier for you to remove them.
Dish Soap Method
This method is quiet similar to the wet paper one… start by filling a bowl with water and dish soap, put it in the microwave – put it in motion for a minimum of 1 minute on the highest temperature or until there are steam. Remove the bowl and using a sponge wipe the inside of the microwave. Do not forget to clean the door too- people often omit to clean the door.
Baking Soda Method
Baking Soda is the go-to for many cleaning freaks. This is a very important product if you have stuck food in the microwave. Use baking soda to form a paste and place it on the solidified stuck food. Allow it to sit for a minimum of 5 minutes- wipe it down with a wet sponge- repeat the process if necessary till you get rid of everything.
Vinegar And Water Solution
This is as the dish soap method, don’t forget to use a microwave safe bowl, mixing 1:1 ratio water to vinegar.
Place it in the microwave for few minutes to steam. Make sure to clean the device dry before using it again to ensure that no vinegar residues remain inside your microwave.
Vinegar water is a time-tested, multi-purpose natural cleaning agent that helps to remove tough stains and filth. For an extremely dirty microwave, this is a marriage made in heaven.
Lemon, like vinegar, is an excellent natural disinfectant for microwave ovens. Simply half a lemon and place cut side down on a microwavable platter. Place the plate in the microwave with a few teaspoons of water until steam appears. Remove the dish from the microwave and wipe away any extra liquid; that’s all there is to it. Wipe off the interior and exterior of your microwave door once more.
These five methods will allow you to clean your microwave fast and easily. Let us know in the comments if you will be applying these methods…