Microwave is one of the most delicate appliances that we use almost daily be it for baking, warming food, de-freezing it, or grilling it. But the regular use of this appliance makes it dirty with the overtime deposits of food and other dust and dirt particles.

Thus, it becomes your topmost priority to keep in check the proper - timely maintenance of your appliance in order to allow it a long life. Therefore regular cleaning of the microwave/oven is very crucial and you can do the same using simple home ingredients. Read on and find out how you can clean your microwave/oven at home in some easy steps.

Cleaning The Inside Of A Microwave

How to clean your microwave

Cleaning the inside of the microwave is more important than cleaning its exterior for obvious reasons. So, let us begin the process and start cleaning the interiors. In a microwave safe bowl, take a lime, lemon, or orange and add water to it. If you have some apple cider vinegar or even white vinegar, add a few spoons to the water.

Place the bowl in the microwave and turn the power to high. Keep it for several minutes and once the window of the microwaves starts to steam up, switch off the microwave power. Wait for about 5 minutes and then use a sponge or cotton cleanser to scrub of the hard stains inside the microwave and you shall be good to go.

Cleaning The Doors

How to clean your microwave

When your microwave does months without cleaning the door and the handle starts becoming sticky with dirt and grease. And this is absolutely not hygienic so, here’s how you should clean the door of the microwave.

In a bowl, mix together baking soda, lemon juice, and warm water and soak a sponge inside it.  Then using the sponge, clean the edges of the door, the inside, and then the handle and exteriors of it.

If the grease is too tough to remove, prepare a mixture of vinegar and water in equal quantities and then use it to clean your door.  You may also go ahead and use the dish soap and water mixture to clean a very greasy door, just remember to keep the mixture away from the vents and you will be done.

How To Remove Any Odours

How to clean your microwave

Sometimes the accumulation of food over time makes the microwave smell really bad. In this case, you can first try leaving the door open for some time this will let out any odour that prevails in the microwave/oven. If you still have a strong odour bothering you, then using an odour absorbing gel would definitely work for you.

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How To Fight Tough Stains

How to clean your microwave

There may be cases when your cleaning with soap and water and baking soda won’t be enough, at this time you will need a stronger solution to get rid of those yellow - brown stains. 

Fairly mix baking soda along with some white vinegar and apply this paste over the stain. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a damp sponge, you will now see a shimmering microwave oven. 

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