Can you recommend a good simple way to clean a microwaves?

  12 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 21, 2020

    1 cup vinegar

    1 cup water

    Wooden spoon

    Please in a microwave safe bowl. Spoon is to prevent overheating. Turn on for 5 minutes. Sit for 2 minutes. Remove with mitt. Wipe clean.

    You can add lemon essential oils if you the vinegar smell is too rough.

  • William William on Jan 21, 2020

    I use vinegar and a few slices of lemons. You want it to steam. 3 to 5 min. Then just wipe with paper towels.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 21, 2020

    Hi Christine,

    All I do is bring 1 cup of water to a boil, keep the microwave door shut and let it set for 15 min to 1/2 hr. Open the door and wipe away the spills.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 21, 2020

    I use White vinegar and water. 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup water. Let it steam for about 5-8 minutes, I take out the glass rack after steaming, let it cool and wash it with Dawn. Wipe the walls down with either paper towels or a microfiber cloth.

    PS the vinegar mixture is good to clean your dishwasher or use in the washing machine as fabric softener afterwards.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 21, 2020

    I use lemon juice and a 2 cup glass measuring cup full of water. I set the timer for 5 minutes. Shut it off when the buzzer goes of, but keep the door shut for at least 15 minutes. The water will still be hot, so carefully pull it out. Then, I pour it down the drain of my kitchen sink. While the microwave is still steamy, wipe it down with a microfiber cloth. You may need more than one. Then, I wipe it down with a dry microfiber cloth. Leave it open until it has dried completely. If you have a glass turntable in it, scrub it with soapy water and air dry. Since mine fits in my dishwasher, I run it through a regular cycle and air dry with a load of dishes. Wipe underneath/the bottom of the microwave before finishing up. It usually isn't very soiled, unless something spills. It is nice and clean after this process and smells good.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 21, 2020

    Christine....Let water with vinegar boil in the microwave. After it has cooled wipe it out with a clean towel or paper towels. The steam does the work.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 21, 2020

    Take a full glass of water microwave it for like 3 min then wash the oven out with hot soapy water the water in for 3 minutes loosens al stuck

  • Daryll Boothe Daryll Boothe on Jan 22, 2020

    Place water and lemon slices in a microwavable bowl. Heat for 5 minutes. Wipe clean.

  • Hi Christine - There are a few different methods. I like filling up a 4 cup glass measuring cup with water and a few drops of lemon juice. Microwave for 4-5 minutes, BE CAREFUL when removing, and then wipe everything down. Easy peezy! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • Josie Josie on Jan 22, 2020

    Hello Christine! There are planty of methods to clean microwave but the one that I like the most consists of two ingredients and 3 steps. One cup of water + one cup of vinegar poured into a bowl. Put it in microwave for 5-10 minutes (it depends on power of your microwave) and then take it out and wipe your microwave inside. It is very easy and it works!