No More Food Splatters: How To Clean Inside A Microwave

Microwaves are incredibly convenient for heating and cooking food, but they can quickly become dirty and smelly from food splatters and spills. However, there’s a simple thing to do: regular cleaning can help you keep your microwave in top shape and ensure your meals are prepared in a hygienic environment. 

In this blog post, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to effectively cleaning your microwave’s interior.

Step 1. Gather the necessary supplies

First things first, gather all the supplies you’ll need for the cleaning process. You’ll want to have a microwave-safe bowl handy, a microfiber cloth or sponge, white vinegar or lemons, and gloves (optional) for added protection.

How to prepare the cleaning solution for your microwave

Let’s prepare a cleaning solution that will help tackle the grime and sanitize the interior of your microwave. Grab the microwave-safe bowl and mix equal parts white vinegar and water. Alternatively, you can use lemon juice instead of vinegar if you prefer a fresh citrusy scent.

Step 2. Take out all removable parts

Start by ensuring that your microwave is unplugged for safety. Next, take out the turntable, roller ring, and any other removable parts. These parts tend to accumulate stubborn stains and food residue over time, so it’s a good idea to soak them in warm soapy water while you clean the rest of the microwave.

Step 3. Wipe down the interior

Dip the microfiber cloth or sponge into the cleaning solution and wring out any excess liquid. Carefully wipe down the interior surfaces of your microwave. Pay extra attention to areas with stubborn stains, food splatters, or greasy residue. If you encounter particularly stubborn stains, gently scrub them or let the cleaning solution sit for a few minutes before wiping.

Step 4. Clean the turntable and accessories

Don’t forget about the turntable and other removable parts. You can use a sponge or brush to scrub the turntable and other accessories as you usually do with the dishes. Rinse them thoroughly with water and let them dry before placing them back into the microwave.

Step 5. Clean the door and exterior

Now, let’s give some love to the outside of your microwave. Dampen a cloth with the cleaning solution you prepared earlier and start wiping the exterior surfaces. Pay close attention to the door, control panel, keypad, and any other areas that may have accumulated dirt, fingerprints, or food residue. Give it a thorough wipe-down to restore that sparkling clean look.

Step 6. Deodorize the microwave

Unpleasant odors can sometimes linger in the microwave. To freshen things up, place a microwave-safe bowl filled with water and a few tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar inside the microwave. Heat the mixture on high for a couple of minutes until you see it start to steam. Let the vinegar or lemon juice mixture sit for a few minutes, then carefully remove the bowl. The steam will help remove any remaining odors.

You can prevent further messes with regular cleaning

Remember, regular maintenance and preventive measures, such as covering your food to prevent splatters, will help reduce the frequency of deep cleaning. Your microwave will remain a reliable kitchen appliance for years with proper care!

If you don’t have enough free time to clean as frequently, Merit Maids of Denver can help! Learn more about our quality house cleaning services.

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