How to Clean a Heatdish?

How in the world do I get into the bowl of the heater to clean it? I see no clips for the screen. Any DIY ideas? Thanks. Ps I have been a hometalker for years..I was unable to post until I filled in all the project blanks. 🤪. Grrr. For one little question.
q how to clean a heatdish
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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 06, 2018
    Remove dust from inside the interior reflector by placing the unit on its back and inserting a soft, lint-free cloth through the grille. Use the handle of a long wooden spoon or something similar to move the cloth around inside the unit to remove dust

    • Bernice H Bernice H on Feb 06, 2018
      Thank you...thank you..good gravy I could have searched this...I am getting lazy. This is exactly what I say to some who post questions that can be it! 🤔🐸 thanks again!

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 06, 2018
    Hi Bernice,
    If you're posting a project, you'll find all of those blank spaces to fill out. If you want to just ask a question, use the button next to it which says "Ask Question." I've been on Hometalk for almost a year and am still finding new actions that I can do here. LOL

    • Bernice H Bernice H on Feb 06, 2018
      Thank you linda..good gravy I know this! This flu head just didn’t make the connection! Been hometalker from almost the beginning...but sometimes you look at something and say to yourself...whatttt? I have never seen this before! Whattt?? Reminds me of the movie “as good as it gets,” where the character is trying to spell conscience. The more she looks at the word the less sense it makes. Thanks🤪

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 06, 2018
    Hi Bernice,
    I just looked up your other question and Shoshana is right on. The only other thing I found is that you can use a mild detergent mixer after dusting it. Here's the link.

    Wishing you the best!

    • Bernice H Bernice H on Feb 06, 2018
      Thank you too,linda. As I mentioned above..I must be getting lazy..I could have searched that myself. I am so full of flu I just figured,ask my Hometalk buddies! And besides!hometalk buddies are more fun than google!!!🤪🤪😻😻

  • Pat Ruge Pat Ruge on Feb 06, 2018
    I have two of these things and I've tried just about every method. The one I like the most is. 1) Unplug the thing and 2) take a warm soapy terry cleaning cloth and wring it out slightly. 3) slip it in between the grate and swirl it around. You can flip it over if you want to get the inside of the grate. 4) remove the terry and give it a light rinse over the sink. and finally 5) allow it to dry completely before plugging it in again. Never had a problem.

    I use those Costco cleaning cloths which is bigger than a wash cloth but smaller than a hand towel. If you don't have those, you might want to use two wash cloths instead.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 06, 2018
    Here is Hunker's advice.... when I get stuff I can't get into, I use forceps or tongs with a soft cloth or wet cleaning wipe to go through the screen. Make sure its unplugged.

  • C Crow C Crow on Feb 10, 2018
    Manufacturer's instructions for cleaning this can be found at

  • Marty Matthews Marty Matthews on Jul 22, 2019

    any cloth work and we use a fly swatter handle with a cloth the clean inside the grilling, works great!!