Microwave oven needs to be cleaned in every significant point of time. If you are not cleaning the microwave oven it can smell really bad and it is not also good for your food hygiene as well. Cleaning your microwave oven regularly will not only improve the hygiene but also increases the life-span of it.
A cleaning microwave oven may not be simple it may seem as you can’t go and wash with a detergent or place it in a dishwasher as you do with the dishes. People go with expensive microwave cleaning solutions that are available online and regret when they do not work as they should. Why buy anything when you can clean the microwave oven with ingredients that is available in your home easily.
Yes, we will talk about the cleaning ingredients you can use for a microwave oven it will help you to save money as you do not need to spend a hefty amount on other cleaners and you will also save time as you do not need to look and find the perfect washing solution for you. What you have to do is read the full blog and y will know about the all home remedies.
Below we will elaborate methods to clean a microwave oven and you can use any one of them according to your needs and you think that the ingredients are available in your home and it will solve your problem too in the same time. You may need any of the ingredients below to get started.
Essentials (Only 1 of Them)
- Wet Paper Towels
- Baking Soda
- Any Vinegar
- Lemon Juice
- Hand Wash Or Dish Soap
- Glass Cleaner Solution
Methods to Clean A Microwave Oven
1. Wet Paper Towels:
Paper towel is not a good cleaning method if you want to clean exterior of the microwave oven but if you want to clean the internal of microwave oven then paper towel can do wonders for you. What you have to do is :
Just place a wet paper towel or a tissue inside the microwave oven and you have to switch on the microwave oven. Once the microwave oven is switched on you have to enable the maximum temperatures for 5 minutes and start the microwave. Do not worry it will not harm anything, what it will do is it creates steam inside the microwave oven by very high temperatures which will easily clean the strains easily without your involvement.
After 5 minutes when the microwave oven is at rest then you can take that wet paper out and clean the exteriors with it as well.
2. Baking Soda with Water:
If you want to remove spills of the cooked food inside the microwave oven then you have to use baking soda with water. what you have to do is make a niche thick paste by mixing the baking soda and half portion of water. Remember that baking soda proportion will be doubled in comparison of water. Apply this paste to the spills and wait for five minutes.
After five minutes you have to wash it off with the wet sponge or wipe up with the towel. Tadaa! your microwave stains and spills washed off that fast.
3. Water And Vinegar:
This method is very similar to the number one method but in this one, you have to fill a half bowl of water and then add one spoon of vinegar into the bowl. Microwave the bowl for five minutes, it will make the steam inside the microwave oven and this will loose all the dried dirt inside.
Afterward, carefully take the bowl out of the microwave and with a turntable and wash the turntable like a dish and place it back inside the microwave oven.
4. Combination of Baking Soda and Vinegar
Both these ingredients are usually present in everyone houses and they are the best combination to clean your microwave oven efficiently. You have to take a bowl of warm water with four spoons of baking soda in it. Mash it properly until the baking soda is properly mixed in the water. When the baking soda and water is mixed you need to apply it on all stains properly.
After you complete the above procedure you need to take water and vinegar in equal parts with a bowl and microwave bowl for 3-4 minutes and stop the microwave afterward. Just do not open the door for 10 minutes let the steam do the magic.
5. Lemon Juice
In this method what you have to do is cut the lemon in half and and take a glass of water and microwave it for a minute with a lemon inside the glass. You will see that the lemon will be hot and then you have to squeeze the lemon inside the water and mix it accordingly. After this, you have t place the lemon juice on the dirt and wipe it off using the small piece of cloth or a tissue.
This does not let any other bad odor because you have only use the lemon and you can reuse the microwave oven very quickly after the lemon juice wash.
6. Dish Washing Soap
You have to take ample amount of water and dishwasher in a bowl. Once you mixed water with a dishwasher soap then put that bowl inside a microwave oven for 1 minutes which will make the mixture warm.
Now you are ready to use it as your microwave cleaner and it will also clean the inside or outside of the oven easily. This method is preferred only when you do not have any other thing and want to clean your microwave oven with it.
7. Window Cleaner Solution
This method is not good for stains and tough marks but this is a great method for regular microwave cleaning. You can use colin, harpic and other similar cleaners.
You have to take the bowl of water and cleaner in the equal portions and it will easily mix as it will help to clean microwave from outside as well as inside.
To get started you need a sponge and soak into the mixture. Afterward, you need to scrub all the stains and dirt for about five minutes. When the scrubbing is complete you can leave it as it is to performing the proper cleaning. Now you have to wash all the microwave areas with water and make sure no residue is left after the final wash.