Cleaning your kitchen appliances is one of the most important tasks yet its tedious nature makes us procrastinate. But either way, you cannot skip it as we all want our appliances to keep working flawlessly. Similarly, the microwave that you use daily needs to be sparkling clean rather than making do with one that is stained or a greasy mess. The key to keeping a clean microwave is regular maintenance, at least every few days. Unlike other kitchen appliances, you can clean a microwave with everyday cleaning products like an all-purpose cleaner, baking soda or vinegar. Hence to make your cleaning process easier, here are five hacks to clean this appliance from the outside to the inside.
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Easy Tips And Tricks To Clean Your Microwave
1. Cleaning The Insides
You can take 1 cup water and lemon in a microwave-safe bowl and mix. Or if you have white or apple cider vinegar, take a few tablespoons and 1 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Place it inside the microwave and turn it on high power until you see the mixture boiling and the window steams up. Let cool for some time before opening the door, then take out the bowl and wipe the inside with a sponge.
2. Cleaning Greasy Doors
If you're cleaning your microwave, you cannot leave its door, of course. Greasy exterior needs to be cleaned as well. Clean the entire door - its edges and both sides with a sponge dampened with a mixture containing water and a little baking soda. Rinse the exterior with a damp cloth or sponge. You can try vinegar and water too.
3. Cleaning Stuck Food
If food's stuck to the turntable, you can clean it by making a paste with baking soda and water. Apply it to the hardened food and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Wipe up the baking soda mixture with a wet sponge or cloth and remove any leftover residue with a paper towel.
4. Getting Rid Of Burnt Smell
This can happen from flare-ups or flaming. Hence, make a point to clean your microwave regularly. If possible, avoid heavy build-up of grease in the oven. Try placing two cups of water in a microwave-safe container, along with vanilla extract, lemon juice or teabags. Heat on high until the water comes to a boil, and then let it stand for 10 to 30 minutes without opening the door.
5. Special Cleaning Method
This special method involves steam power for hygienic cleaning. That can be done by pouring a pool of water on the flat base of the microwave and setting it on to work for 3 minutes and then allowing it stand for another 10 minutes.
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