Heating food in a microwave is one of the easiest things in the world. You place your dish inside, push a button, and you’ll have a delicious hot meal. There’s a drawback, though: The interior can quickly get messy.
Although you can ignore the wreck inside your microwave a couple of times, you’ll have to take care of it eventually. Luckily, there’s an effortless way to get your appliance back to a pristine state. If you want to learn how to do it, keep reading!
How to take care of the grime in your microwave
This method will make microwave cleaning easier. What’s more, you won’t have to buy specialized cleaning products to carry out this task—everything you need is already in your home!
Step #1. Pre-clean your microwave oven
Dried, stuck-on food and too many grease stains can give you a hard time. So, grab a dampened paper towel to wipe the stains and a plastic scraper (or something similar) to remove as much solid gunk as possible. Once done, you can continue.
Pro tip: If your microwave is not that dirty, feel free to skip this step.
Step #2. Use the power of steam
Steam and vinegar cleaning are two methods that greatly simplify house cleaning sessions, and when combined, they work even better. First, make a cleaning solution by mixing two cups of water and two tablespoons of white vinegar in a microwave-safe container.
Once your DIY cleaner is ready, place it in your microwave and let it heat for 2 to 5 minutes—although, keep an eye, so it doesn’t boil over! You’ll notice how the steam covers the walls, weakening stains and stuck-on bits.
Step #3. Wipe away the grime
After you heat your solution, let another couple of minutes pass before taking the bowl out. If you want to remove the container as soon as you hear the beeping sound, just be careful not to get burnt.
Then, wipe the dirt inside your appliance using a damp microfiber cloth. If the rag gets too dirty, rinse or change it to avoid spreading the grime.
However, as effective as a microfiber cloth is, it won’t get inside crevices and slits. Dip an old toothbrush in vinegar for those hard-to-reach places and scrub every nook and cranny.
Pro tip: You can use this opportunity to take out the turntable and wash it in your sink. Use warm soapy water and your trusty kitchen sponge.
Step #4. Final touches
It’s essential that you thoroughly rinse the microwave, so dampen a clean rag with water and give a second wipe to the appliance. Then, remove the excess moisture to prevent mold with another clean, dry rag. Now you’re ready for your next meal!
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