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How to clean the microwave oven: three effective ways

Alina MilsentLifestyle
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A microwave is an indispensable item in the kitchen. However, it is important to ensure that it is cleaned regularly. The appliance can get dirty for a variety of reasons. For example, food heated without a lid often starts to splatter, or crumbs can fall to the bottom during extraction.

This debris can interfere with the rollers under the rotating platform, causing appliance malfunctions, uneven heating, and reduced microwave efficiency. Experts tell you what to use to clean your microwave.

Why you need to clean your microwave

It is important to clean your microwave regularly for health and safety reasons, among other things. Jacqueline Stein, a professional cleaner and owner of Home Reimagined, emphasized that by doing so, you remove food residue and prevent bacteria from growing. "Remember that you are putting food inside this appliance, so you should avoid mold or bacteria that can touch the food and cause a variety of illnesses," Stein said.

There are also some precautions to consider before you start cleaning. You should make sure to wear protective gloves to prevent skin damage. You should also ventilate the room beforehand to avoid inhaling chemicals if you choose store-bought cleaning products.

When cleaning the microwave, be careful with the glass plate. When replacing the platform back on the movable support and base, you must make sure that it is securely fastened and can rotate normally during use.

Strong abrasives should not be used in the microwave as they can scratch the internal surfaces.

Ingredients needed

You will need the following ingredients:

  • vinegar
  • lemon
  • dishwashing detergent
  • baking soda
  • water
  • a damp sponge or cloth.

How to clean the microwave oven

Method 1: Vinegar and water

  • Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave and heat on high power for 3-5 minutes to create steam that will loosen the dirt.
  • Wait 1-2 minutes before removing the container. Remember that the dishes will be hot, so wear protective gloves.
  • Using a sponge or cloth, wipe the inside of the microwave oven.
  • After the oven has cooled completely, you can remove the glass platform if necessary and wash it by hand in the sink.

Method 2: Lemon juice and water

  • Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water.
  • Add the juice of one lemon and stir. You can also add 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.
  • Heat the bowl on high power for 3-5 minutes to create steam.
  • Wait a few minutes and carefully remove the bowl. Then wipe the inside of the appliance thoroughly.

Method 3: Baking soda and water

  • Combine 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and water in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Heat the solution on high power for 3-5 minutes.
  • Use a damp sponge or damp microfiber towel to wipe the inside of the appliance.

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