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Clean Your Microwave

Clean Your Microwave

The microwave has become an essential part of any kitchen. However, its uses leave splashes on the walls that can be difficult to remove.
Taking care of the microwave can be done without much effort, and without any toxic products for the environment. Here’s how.

Supplies | Door & Seals | Tray | Interior | Maintenance

You’ll Need:

  • Sponge
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Dish soap
  • Bowl
  • Lemon juice
  • Distilled white vinegar

Clean the door and seals

microwave door

  • Start by cleaning the outside of the door, with a non-abrasive sponge and soapy water.
  • Clean the door gaskets in the same way.
  • Rinse with clear water.
  • Dry with a soft lint-free cloth.

Clean the tray

microwave tray

  • Remove the tray and roller system from the microwave.
  • Use a sponge and dish soap to wash both of them.
  • If stains are still present, soak them in hot soapy water.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft lint-free cloth.

Clean the interior

microwave interior
Start by removing from the inside any crumbs or other debris. Use a wet sponge.

To clean the inside walls:

  • Place a bowl containing 3/4 water and 1/4 lemon juice inside. Activate the microwave for about 3 minutes.
  • Once finished, leave the door closed for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Wipe the walls with a sponge covered with a little bit of soap.
  • Rinse with a damp cloth.
  • Dry with a lint-free cloth.

For extremely dirty microwaves, here’s another way:

  • Place a bowl, 3/4 full with distilled white vinegar.
  • Activate the microwave, and let the content boil.
  • Once done, leave the vinegar in the microwave, door closed, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Wipe the walls with a sponge and clean water.
  • Dry with a lint-free cloth.

Maintenance Tips

These tips will help ensure an optimal longevity for your microwave:

  • Use special microwave covers to prevent any splashes on the walls.
  • Never use any type of abrasive pad or corrosive cleaning product on your microwave.
  • Never heat up your microwave while empty. You risk damaging it.

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