(Last Updated On: June 6, 2021)

how to clean the inside of a microwave

microwave clean proccess

Cleaning inside of a microwave is a matter of 5 minutes if you know the proper way to clean it. Never use any detergent or dishwashing gel or any chemical to clean the inside. Vinegar or lemon juice along with one bowl of water is enough for cleaning the inside. We will discuss three procedures here.

Let's discuss it step by step

Procedure 1

Cleaning with vinegar

Elements we will use:

  1. Vinegar (Synthetic or Apple cider)
  2. A clean bowl.
  3. Water.
  4. Spoon 
  5. A towel or kitchen tissue or a fresh piece of cotton cloth.
vinegar

Step 1

Take a bowl and fill it with fresh water.

bowl

You can use a glass or mug if you don’t have any bowls. Whatever you want to use but be sure that is microwave-proof.

Step 2

Take a spoon of white vinegar.

Mix it with the water.

Step 3

Insert the bowl inside the oven.

microwave with bowl

Step 4

oven 2
oven 3

Close the door and set the timer around 5-7 minutes. If the strains and odors are more, you can set it for 10 minutes too.

Step 5

After the timer off. Allow 2 minutes to cool down the interior. By this time the vapor will cover the door glass.

Step 6

oven wash in towl

After opening the door remove the turntable. Now take a piece of cloth or towel to wipe the inside thoroughly and carefully. After cleaning the inside your will get a fresh white look and beautiful smell. Now your oven is clean and germ-free from the inside.

Procedure 2

Cleaning with Lemon

lemon

Cleaning with lemon follows the same procedure we have used to clean with vinegar. The only difference here is we are going to use lemon instead of vinegar.

Take a lemon and cut it in a half. Then put both pieces in the bowl. Pout it with water and follow the other spets.

lemon in oven

And Done..

Procedure 3

Cleaning with baking soda

If you already understood the product 1 and 2. It is not a matter of description now but we are following the standard. 

Take two spoons of baking soda. And 2 cups of water. Mix it. Boil it in the oven and follow the same steps! Yes! It is that much easier.

bowl in lemon

Frequently ask Questions

What is the best way to clean the inside of a microwave in these three?

Using vinegar is the best way to clean your microwave oven. 

How do I clean my microwave without vinegar?

If you don’t have vinegar, easily you can use lemon to clean the interior of your microwave.

How do I get my microwave white again?

Clean your microwave oven with baking soda to get it white again. Take 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Mix it with one cup of water. Boil the water into the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the bowl and turntable. Wipe the interior with a fresh cotton cloth. Here it is! Your white microwave interior.

Bonus

how to clean the outside of a microwave?

Cleaning the outside of a microwave oven is not a hard job as cleaning the inside. Here you should use mild soap or detergent water. Wipe the whole exterior with a clean cloth and rinse it carefully until it shines.

To clean the front glass use a glass cleaner. Do not spray the glass cleaner directly to the surface of the oven. Spray it on the towel then use it to rinse. 

We hope now you will be able to clean the exterior and interior of your microwave both professionally and effectively. Thanks for reading.

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