Clean A Microwave Oven

Microwave ovens are a great convenience in the kitchen, and here's an easy way to clean them.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

1. Wipe excess crumbs from the microwave's interior.
2. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1-2 cups water.
3. Heat the water (in the microwave) to boiling, about 2-3 minutes.
4. Carefully remove the bowl of hot water, then remove the tray from microwave and set aside.
5. With a damp cloth, wipe the interior of the microwave.
6. Wash tray in the sink with dish soap. Dry and return to microwave.
7. For the exterior, spray with kitchen cleaner and wipe with paper towels.


1. The steam from the water should loosen all the food particles.
2. For a fresh smell, add some lemon juice to the water before heating.

What You Need:

* Bowl
* Water
* Dish Soap
* Kitchen Cleaner

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Tips by: Barbara Whiting


Nadine said...

I need to do this! Thanks for the tip & the reminder! LOL

Beatrice said...

Ya... we tend to take the convenience for granted and forget to clean up the microwave from time to time. This is a really simple way to clean. Have fun!

Ethan Redrick said...

For me the microwave oven is an indispensable tool that I use everyday. For some people, the microwave is used only for reheating, but I also use the microwave for cooking hot dogs and popcorn. I clean my microwave oven by using a wet sponge and dish washing liquid. It takes a while, but it does the job. Your tip is very helpful for people who wants to clean their microwave using environmentally safe ingredients.