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How to Clean Your Microwave

Learn 3 easy steps to follow to keep your microwave clean.

Learn 3 easy steps to follow to keep your microwave clean.

Most of us have some sort of cleaning schedule that we try to follow to keep our homes clean. Since the kitchen and the bathroom are probably of the most used rooms in the house, they tend to get dirty pretty quickly. So it makes sense that we have to do some cleaning every day and other tasks about once a week. Otherwise, the mess would really build up quickly. Unfortunately, a task that is often overlooked and forgotten is the microwave – that is, until you go to microwave something and see how gross it is in there. Luckily, there are 3 easy steps to follow to keep your microwave clean and sanitary.

Spray With Cleaner

The first step is to spray the inside of the microwave with your cleaner of choice. Using an all-natural cleaner is a good idea. Before you start to spray it, leave the tray in. Many people remove it to clean separately, but that just makes double work. Leave it in there and spray it when you spray everything else. The first part you should spray is the outside of the door. Next, move to the inside and spray the inside of the door, then the top, the sides, and the bottom. Don’t forget to also get the inside back of the microwave while you’re doing the sides.

Let It Run

Without wiping away the cleaner, close the door and let the microwave run briefly. 30 seconds should be enough to loosen everything up and help the cleaner work. You’re not trying to actually cook anything, simply warm and soften up all the debris.

Wipe It Clean

After it finishes running, it is time to wipe down the microwave. Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe everything down. As you wipe away the cleaner, try to remove it in the same order that you sprayed it on. If you’re worried about residue from the cleaning solution, you can wipe down everything one more time with a damp cloth.


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