A microwave oven is one of the most important Electrical appliances that you can find in almost all American kitchens. Since most moms nowadays are working at home so they can spend time with their kids, isn’t it great to own some things and appliances that can help you do a lot of things in just a limited period of time? This is the main reason why microwave ovens are becoming increasingly popular. Microwaves don’t just make it possible for you to do an array of tasks even with minimum supervision. Hence, such appliance saves you a lot of time and good deal of effort that you can use for other tasks. Because of its functions, it is very much significant that you maintain its cleanliness. Much like cooking in the microwave, cleaning it doesn’t need much effort and resources.
Step for Cleaning
- Take a microwave-safe bowl. Fill it with half a cup of water and mix a tablespoon of white vinegar in it. As you are going to need a large bowl, you may use a 2-cup measuring bowl to avoid spilling of the liquid.
- Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it on full power for about five minutes. Turn off the microwave and leave the bowl inside for 10-15 minutes.
- The steam shall help loosen the dirt and food particle baked into the walls. Furthermore, the vinegar shall absorb the smells, even the smell of burnt food. Do not let it steam for too long though as it may not be safe.
- Next, carefully remove the hot bowl.
- Clean of the microwave with a damp paper towel or a piece of soft cloth (preferably microfiber cloth). Wipe the sides and the top to remove gunk. Plus, do not forget to clean the inside of the door.
- To clean the glass plate, remove it from the turntable and wash it in the sink with hot soapy water and sponge. Wash the turntable support/rolling ring, too.
- Finally, moisten a clean rag or cloth and wipe down the exterior of your microwave to keep it gleaming.
- Wipe your microwave oven after every use. Make sure you dry the inside of the microwave with a dry cloth or paper towel before closing the door.
- Deal with spills and stains immediately.
- To remove foul odors from the microwave, heat a mixture of one cup of water and a quarter cup of lemon juice in the microwave for about two to three minutes. Then, turn off the microwave and let it sit for about half an hour. It shall remove the odors and leave your microwave smelling fresh. Alternatively, you can simply cut a lemon in two halves, place it on a microwave safe plate along with a tablespoon of water.
- Try to keep your food covered while cooking; less splutters would require lesser cleaning. Fewer splutters and gunk on the fiberboard coverings on the walls shall also help increase your microwave’s longevity. After cooking in the microwave, leave the door open for a little while to let the odors out. It is suggested to clean your microwave at least one or two times in a month.