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Tips for cleaning Microwaves

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  1. t_sireesha04

    t_sireesha04 Junior IL'ite

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    • Use a mild dishwashing detergent, baking soda, or glass cleaner to clean the inside of the microwave, and wash the glass tray in the sink or the dishwasher when it is soiled.

    • Never use a commercial oven cleaner in a microwave oven.

    • If your microwave is splattered with old sauces and greasy buildup, place a glass measuring cup with 1 cup water and 1/4 cup vinegar inside microwave. Boil for 3 minutes, then remove measuring cup and wipe inside of oven with a damp sponge. You'll be surprised how easily it will wipe away.

    • [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Deodorize your microwave by keeping a dish of vinegar inside overnight. If smells continue, change vinegar and repeat procedure nightly until the odor is gone.[/FONT]
    • Probably a less harsh solution is just to use bicarb soda (baking powder) and vinegar. just sprinkle some of the bicarb onto a damp paper cloth or sponge then add a little vinegar to it (it'll fizz a bit) then wipe the inside of the microwave. i use this to clean my fridge, tiles, sinks and showers as it's a lot better for the environment than most cleaning products.
     
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  2. Mindian

    Mindian IL Hall of Fame

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    thank u,my microwave is due for a clean and i shall try your tips

    mindi
     
  3. hopeforgood

    hopeforgood New IL'ite

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    Hey nice tips thank you....
     
  4. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    I would like to share what I do.
    I keep a small washcloth wet inside microwave and on power for 1 min or so. then when i open the inside will be steamed and i just wipe everything off. spotless and clean all the time.:)
     
  5. t_sireesha04

    t_sireesha04 Junior IL'ite

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    Hi anandchitra,

    I will try this out.Thanks for sharing.
     
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    sreechandra New IL'ite

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    Hi
    Thanks for the nice tips.
     
  7. lakshmi05

    lakshmi05 Silver IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Nice tips. My microwave oven needs cleaning.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Lakshmi.
     
  8. Jithiks

    Jithiks Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Sireesha,

    Thanks for sharing your tips to clean the microwave.

    I would like to share what I do too..

    I place a glass bowl with sliced lemons in water and boil for 4-5 minutes.

    When we open the door, steam is built up and there is a clean and fresh fragrance from the lemon. Using a dish cloth or paper towel, we can wipe the inside of the microwave and the dirt/grease comes off easily.

    Another way is to use to Clorox anywhere use sanitizing spray/cleaner ( that is absolutely safe & does not have bleach) . I just spray this inside the microwave...leave if for about a minute or so and wipe it clean with a damp paper towel, then wipe it once more with a clean paper towel so that there is no residue.

    Cheers
    Krithika
     
  9. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,
    I never use any chemicals for cleaning microwave ovens...
    I boil water for 4-5 mins and just clean with paper towel.

    Regards.
     
  10. fiona

    fiona Bronze IL'ite

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    Why don't you people wrap your food with cling film there won't be any mess in your microwaves
     

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