I read here some time ago how to easily clean a very dirty microwave.

Joan Criscuolo
by Joan Criscuolo
Can you please find this article for me or share a new one? Thank you!

  7 answers
  • Kellie Mills Kellie Mills on Jan 06, 2018
    Put a large bowl of water in the micowave and heat on high for 4-6 minutes. Then let it sit with the door closed for 5 minutes. Then open up, remove the bowl of water and wipe it down with a cloth. The steam makes it clean easily. You can add lemon juice to the water before microwaving if you want a nice smell.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 06, 2018
    There are many ways, but to make it easier, put a cup of water or vinegar in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and let it boil for a minute or two and create steam to loosen the nasty's. Carefully take the liquid out and wipe out the inside of the microwave, including the turntable and under it. If it is really nasty, get off what is loosened and repeat the liquid boiling in the microwave to loosen another layer. Once done, do a vinegar/water rinse to get rid of any bacteria or fungal spores that may be still be present. Leave the microwave open to make sure it dries completely before you close it. I hope this helps!

    • Joan Criscuolo Joan Criscuolo on Jan 06, 2018
      Thank you for your helpful answer! I think this is the tip I saw before that I wanted to try!

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Jan 06, 2018
    put a microwave safe cup with water in it. Give it like 4 mins on high to steam. Carefully remove the cup and wipe out

  • Patt Patt on Jan 06, 2018
    All you really need to do is put a measuring cup of water in the microwave for a minute or two so that you get a bit of steam. Then you can usually take a sponge it dish cloth and wipe it out.

  • Easy! Just place a cup of water in the microwave. Cook till the water boils. Do not open door. Let it sit for a good 5 minutes or so and let it steam. Now open up the door and give a spritz with full strength vinegar. All the gunk should just wipe right up!

  • Lauren gibson Lauren gibson on Jan 06, 2018
    The absolute easiest way is to clean it is to put a plain old cup of water in and cook for a few minutes until it starts to boil. Leave in the microwave to let the steam do its job and the water to cool off a bit. In about 10-15 minutes just wipe out with paper towels. You can also add a bit of lemon to the water.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 06, 2018
    naby options here...https://www.hometalk.com/categories/cleaning/appliances/microwaves