As technology evolves at an unprecedented rate, the world also becomes busier than ever. It’s like everyone’s always on the go to the point that even meals have to be quick. One of the few appliances that made quick meals possible is a microwave.
Since a modern microwave can efficiently heat leftover food and even make quick dishes, it has become a must-have in the kitchen. But, no matter how fast microwaves can prepare meals, they’re just like any appliance at home—they also need to be cleaned.
Grease and burnt aroma often stay inside your microwave. Sometimes, these can even affect your next dish’s quality.
Apart from the untidy appearance and food alterations, leaving your microwave in an unclean condition also promotes bacterial growth and early appliance degradation.
Fortunately, there are accessible and affordable ways to clean our reliable microwaves. Read through and learn how to give your kitchen buddy the best cleaning.
Microwave Interior Cleaning Options
Listed below are a few methods you can use to clean your microwave based on the severity of the mess and the availability of materials.
If we’re looking at a microwave with minimal stains and odours, then a paper towel would usually suffice.
Place wet paper towels in the microwave.
Produce stream from the wet towels by turning on the microwave for about 5 minutes. This will soften stubborn stains and dirt.
Wipe down the stains and other contaminants.
If you’re uncomfortable heating up paper towels, you may also use a bowl of soapy water to produce steam inside.
Make a paste by mixing a few tablespoons of baking soda with 1 cup of water.
Wipe it over hardened food inside the microwave.
Let it stay for 5 minutes before wiping it off using a sponge.
Repeat the process until you’ve completely removed the stains or the stuck burnt food.
Commercial Microwave Cleaner
If you’re uncomfortable or unsure about using DIY cleaning products, commercial microwave cleaners are also available online or in local grocery stores. Just make sure to read the instructions carefully.
How to eliminate the odour?
I’m sure you’ve already experienced burning food in your microwave, especially when you were still getting familiar with the microwave manual. It’s unpleasant, right?
You don’t have to stress over it now. All To remove the odour, all you have to do is wipe your microwave with vinegar and hot water or place a bowl of baking soda to absorb the odour.
You may use an odour-absorbing gel if you’re dealing with a strong odour.
How to remove the grease from microwave doors?
Once you’re done with the interior, never forget that you still have to deal with the greasy doors. And sides. Follow these steps, and you’ll find your doors grease-free in no time.
Using a sponge and baking soda solution, wipe the microwave door frame on both sides. For hard-to-reach edges or door parts, use a toothbrush.
For the glass window, use a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Make sure to dry the glass after.
If you’re still unsatisfied with the result, you may also use warm soapy water or a commercial grease-cutting cleaner.
Microwaves provide modern solutions to our busier lifestyle. If we want to keep having them around, they’ll also need modern care. This is also our aim here at Cleanrific. Give us a call, and we’ll give your microwave and other appliances the cleaning they deserve.