For most people, using a microwave is self-explanatory. However, many people have questions about how to clean theirs and often ask for help. Microwaves bring convenience to food preparation and with extensive usage, can get dirty, quickly. Not sure where to start on tackling your dirty microwave? Here are a few easy steps to get started.
1. Wipe Away Crumbs and Debris
The first step to deep clean any surface is to remove the loose debris and food. Wiping out the interior of the microwave with a damp washcloth or paper towel will do the trick. Failing to remove food particles and debris before a deep cleaning can cause the debris to become ground into the surface and leave a permanent stain.
2. Removing Tough Food and Stains
After removing loose debris and gunk, the next task is to get the inside of your microwave stain free and sparkling clean. Combine one-cup water with four or five tablespoons of vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for several minutes, until the liquid is boiling. This step releases steam at a steady pace. Let the apparatus cool without opening the door for about 15 minutes. Then, wipe clean with a sponge. The water and vinegar mixture should help remove the toughest stains and stuck on food.
3. Don’t Forget the Door
The door on your microwave serves as a crucial vantage point to view the cooking process while it is heating food and beverages. The door also collects grease and debris, often neglected by consumers when cleaning. There are a few options for cleaning your microwave door. If you have any leftover vinegar, create a solution of half vinegar and half water. Using a cloth, scrub the grease away. Additionally, most multi-purpose cleaners are safe for microwaves and can be used for convenience to clean the microwave door.
4. Remove the Turntable
Most microwaves have a turntable that rotates during the heating process to cook food and beverages evenly. Removing the turntables to clean underneath is important to ensure debris does not interfere with the rotation. Because turntables are easy to remove and replace, this simple and final task can save you from having expensive motor repairs.
Dirty microwaves are unappealing and can ultimately become a safety hazard. Cleaning your microwave takes a few easy steps and takes just minutes if frequently done. Don’t let your questions about cleaning your microwave stop you from preventing damage to your appliance. Use the information in this guide to help you. If you suspect your appliance needs replaced, contact us. At, Doc’s Appliance Service we have trained technicians ready to help you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 800-726-7130.