Cleaning Microwaves

Cleaning microwaves is not a tough task if one knows the basic rules of executing it. In this document we’re going to discuss the graduated procedures on the proper way to clean microwave ovens. The steps are so easy that you would even wonder why you thought the endeavor a heavy chore. You could even find it particularly enjoyable.

1. The initial step is to establish a good cleaning inside the microwave oven. To perform this, pour in a bowl 4 cups of water and two tablespoons of vinegar. Now open the lid of the oven and position the bowl on the turntable. Close the lid and microwave the bowl on high for 20 minutes.

This heating will make steam that should disinfect the inside of the oven. As soon as the time’s up, wait for a few moments before you pull the lid back and remove the bowl.

2. Unplug the power cord. After doing so, ensure to determine the cord for any signs of damage and dirt. This is essential since a damaged cord may be risky. Once you’re certain that the cord is in good condition, wipe it down with a cloth to remove dust and filth that might be attached to it.


3. Open the lid and check the inside of the oven. Check the nooks and crannies, the top and bottom, and both sides of the interior. This will tell you how much work has to be done to clean the interior completely.

4. The microwave turntable is where a lot of food stuff can accumulate. Remove this component (carefully, mind you) from the interior and wash it down in the sink. It is recommended that you use lukewarm water and a light detergent to remove the dirt. Take care not to drop the glass pieces.

5. Most microwaves have a removable and rotating component where the turntable turns. Remove this so you can remove the dirt or any cloying particles beneath this component. If you are unsure whether there is a removable component, you can relate to the user manual.


6. Now let’s proceed with the scrubbing of the interior. You only need three things: a mild dishwashing soap, a non-abrasive sponge and water. Apply water and soap on the sponge and let the solution seep inside. Also keep it mind to rinse the sponge in steady intervals to wash off the dirt that would proliferate on the material.

7. Start scrubbing with the top percentage of the interior so that you will not have to redo the bottom part because of fallen particles. Then proceed with the sides and drag the dirt from the corners towards the opening of the microwave. The final section is at the bottom where you scrape out the collected dirt including the ones that fell from the top and the sides.

8. Lastly, wipe down the external of the microwave, starting from the top, the back, sides and lastly, the front. Replace the turning component accompanied by the turntable.

9. Plug the cable back in the socket and you’re prepared to start cooking again.

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