Microwave Oven Cleaning and Deodorizing

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How do I clean my microwave oven?

Microwave Oven Cleaning and Deodorizing

During the course of your kitchen cleaning, you'll want to clean the exterior of your microwave oven. You can do this using baking soda and wate which should remove any residue without harming the finish. You may also want to wipe down the outside with vinegar after scrubbing. To thoroughly clean the inside of your microwave oven, add two tablespoons of lemon juice to a cup of water in a microwave safe bowl. Heat the mixture and allow to boil for approximately five minutes. Wipe out the inside with a sponge. For a quick and simple method of cleaning, wet a dishcloth and place in the center of your microwave. Turn on high and allow the cloth to heat for about 30 seconds. The steam that this creates will help loosen any hardened spills and you can use the heated cloth to wipe the inside clean. Be careful, the cloth will be really hot! If you have some difficult stains inside your microwave oven, there are two things you can try to remove them. First, you can cover the sides of your microwave with a cream cleanser, something like VIM. Put a microwave safe container with water in it on the turntable. Microwave it and make plenty of steam. Wipe out the interior with paper towel, and be sure to rinse thoroughly. If this doesn't work, you can take a three cup glass microwavable container, fill with one cup water and one cup white vinegar. Microwave for five minutes uncoverd. Then wipe down with warm sponge. To freshen up and deodorize your microwave, place a bowl of water in the oven and add three or four slices of lemon. Cook on high for thirty seconds. You can also try putting a little vanilla in a bowl, place it in your microwave and turn your oven on High for one minute. Repeat if this doesn't remove the smell after one try.



8/25/2006 9:18:51 AM
Lita said:

I found the tips interesting. I will try one or all and see what happens.

9/17/2006 7:11:15 AM
Michele said:

When you do the lemon or vanilla do it just before going to bed and leave it over night. This should take care of any lingering smell.

9/7/2011 11:05:01 AM
Dorothy Collins said:

Thank-you so much for this tip.I will try this.I had popcorn in my microwave and the butter or margerine that was in the bag somehow left a nasty yellow colour to my microwave's inside and have not been able to use anything that will get these stains out.It is an expensive microwave (for me anyways) and cannot afford to buy a new one it works really well but looks discusting on the inside. Thanks again for the tip i will try this..Toshay!!! if it works :)

10/21/2011 2:34:03 AM
MaryLou said:

Thank you, very good tips!

2/5/2015 9:35:30 AM
Roth said:

First, remove the tray, wash it in soapy dish water and wipe down the walls, floor, ceiling and door of the microwave. Then, leave a dish with about a quarter cup of whole cloves in the microwave until you use it again. Should help


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