How to clean microwave ?

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how do you clean a microwave ?


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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Oct 27, 2021

    Hi Ronnie my go-to for our microwave is to fill a glass bowl about halfway with white vinegar. Let it go on high until the vinegar bowls then (carefully!) remove the bowl. The inside of the microwave will be steamed with vinegar and will easily wipe clean!

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Oct 27, 2021

    Hello Ronnie, I just put a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in a bowl filled with water, give it a quick stir and then pop it into the microwave on high for a1 minute. Carefully remove the bowl (it's hot) and use a sponge to wipe the inside.

  • Annie Annie on Oct 27, 2021

    I have a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup that I fill with water. I put it in the microwave, then turn it on for 4 minutes.


    That seems to loosen anything that has stuck on the sides and top and I can just give it a quick wipe to clean it up. Give it a try!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 27, 2021

    Just boil water in a microwave safe cup and let the steam from the water do the cleaning for you. Keep the door shut once it boils and leave it for at least 15 min, open the door and wipe down. The steam will loosen the food particles. Repeat as often as needed.

  • Maura White Maura White on Oct 27, 2021

    Microwave a bowl of water with lemon juice in it until its steaming - like 5-6 minutes. After the steam filled with citric acid is on the sides of the microwave, it makes it much easier to wipe down!

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 27, 2021

    1 cup water plus 1 cup vinegar in a microwave safe bowl, put it in the microwave, and let it cook in there for 15 to 20 minutes. Add a wooden toothpick or something similiar to break the surface tension so you water doesn't boil over.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Oct 27, 2021

    put a microwave safe cup or bowl in microwave with 1/2 c white vinegar and some water turn on for about 15 seconds then see if the microwave is easy to wipe down if not run it 15 more seconds

    I keep a spray bottle of white vinegar available to squirt in my microwave and then wipe it out after a few minutes it deodorizes and cleans it - be sure to clean any splatters or spills soon as you see them to keep them from drying on and it is harder to clean then and cover all items with white paper towels

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 27, 2021

    Hello. That’s an area so easy to overlook. Here’s a good housekeeping link with very helpful suggestions. Hope this solves your question.


    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a17694/spring-cleaning-microwave-grime/

  • Janice Janice on Oct 27, 2021

    I use a large Pyrex measuring cup with water and about a 1/4 cup of white vinegar or lemon juice concentrate and microwave for about 3-4 minutes. The steam from the mixtue helps to loosen any splatter/stained areas which can easily be wiped away with a damp soft cloth. I usually clean as I see spatters, so only use this method once in a whlle but it works great. I prefer the lemon juice as it smells so nice!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 27, 2021

    Micro wave a mug of water for 4 min them take out and wash out

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 28, 2021

    1 cup vinegar

    1 cup water

    Wooden spoon

    You can add a couple of drops of lemon essential oils if the vinegar scent is too strong.

    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.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Oct 30, 2021

    You can put a small dish of white vinegar in the microwave for about 40-60 seconds then use a scrubber sponge to clean off the sides, top and bottom of the microwave.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 31, 2021

    You could micro wave a mug of water with lemon juice for about 4 minutes then take out and wash with a. Lots .

  • Em Em on Nov 01, 2021

    Put a cup of hot water and squeeze some lemon juice into it. Heat for one minute to create steam. Then wipe. Make it a habit to wipe with dishrag once a week to keep clean. Cover dishes that splatter with a wet paper towel when using to cook.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 02, 2021

    Hi Ronnie, start by wiping all the big chunks of food up first, then take a microwave safe bowl or jug and add 500ml of water, followed by 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Place the bowl or jug into the microwave. Then microwave on full power for 5 minutes, you will notice the liquid beginning to boil. Once the 5 minutes is up, leave the microwave door closed for around 3 minutes. Hope this helps you out


  • Yo can fill non-metallic microwave-safe bowl having eual parts of water and dish soap then place it in the microwave. Allow it to run for about run a minute on a high temperature or until it steams. Remove the bowl, just use a sponge in wiping the inside of the microwave.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 13, 2021

    Bring to boil bowl of cold water and a squeeze of Lemon. Leave till cold, then wipe away the grime.