The microwave is one of the most convenient appliances to have in your kitchen. You can reheat a meal in a short period, or pop in a frozen entrée for an easy weekday dinner. Our lives most certainly feel easier when we have one of these sitting in our kitchens. But, what most people forget is that microwaves also need cleaning and maintenance because of the inside of them gets too dirty, the germs and bacteria will enter the food you heat in it. Like any appliance, your microwave should be included in your regular kitchen cleaning routine. The best part is that cleaning your microwave isn’t even that hard, especially with the hack that I am about to tell you. So if you don’t remember when was the last time you cleaned your microwave, now might be a good idea. Here’s how you can naturally clean your microwave in 5 easy steps without using any cleaning agents.
What To Do?
Grab a microwave-safe bowl and fill it ½ way with water (add lemon slices if you like citrus scents)
Place the bowl into the microwave and “cook” for 3 minutes
Let the bowl stand for 3 minutes to cool
Remove the bowl. Be careful, the water will scald hot
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe off all the food
Why Does This Work?
Before attempting to clean any type of stains, what professionals try to do is to soften it up so that it becomes easy to get rid of it. The food debris and other dried stains inside the microwave are very hard to clean. Not to mention the awkward hand angle that you need to use to clean the insides. But if you soften them before the elbow grease, your cleaning session will be cut down in half or less and the inside will be good as new. Heating the water in the microwave will create steam. The steam will loosen all the food from the interior of your microwave so that you don’t have to do any scrubbing. Simply grab a microfiber and wipe all the old food off. This is the best method for green cleaning your microwave. This method works amazingly, and it’s very cost effective. You will spend absolutely nothing and your microwave will look good as new.