A microwave has become a common kitchen appliance. It makes cooking easy and convenient for working moms and those with busy schedules. Like any other appliance, your microwave also needs care. Show it the love it deserves by cleaning it regularly. Burnt up food particles and cheese drips harden over time. It gets difficult to get rid of these stains
after they’ve set. Save yourself from the exhaustion of having to deal with stubborn stains.
Read on to know how to clean microwave to keep it looking like brand new for longer.
Ingredients to Keep Handy
a) Disinfectant wipes
b) Dishwashing liquid
c) Microfibre cloth
d) A bowl of warm water
e) Dry towel
How to Remove Odours from Your Microwave
Yes, we know. A slightly burnt pizza bread can leave your microwave stinking for days. What’s worse, is that this stench gets passed onto the next food items. You don’t want your pasta to smell like chicken tikka masala. So, you must take care of the odours right away. After
finishing your cooking in the microwave, leave the door open for some time to allow air circulation. You can also keep a dish of baking soda inside the microwave. Baking soda will absorb the foul odour from your microwave and leave it fresh smelling.
How to Remove Burnt Food Stuck on the Microwave
Dealing with burnt food particles is never easy. However, you can clean your microwave efficiently by treating the stuck-on food bits with a grease-cutting product. Liberally sprinkle baking soda on the surface, then gently scrub with a less abrasive brush. Now, pour ½
cup of vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it all over the surface and wait for 30 minutes. Then gently scrub and clean with water.
How to Clean Microwave’s Greasy Door
Step 1: Clean the Gasket
You can wipe clean the gasket around the door using efficient multi-purpose disinfectant wipes.
Step 2: Clean the Microwave Window
To wipe glass surfaces like the dining table and the centre table or the microwave window, you can use a glass cleaner such as Cif Glass Cleaner. Always read pack for usage instructions and test on a small part before use.
Step 3: Clean the Microwave Door
The microwave door is a high-touch surface. Wipe it clean using a multi-purpose disinfectant spray.
Cleaning a microwave is easy. Include it in your weekly schedule. Leaving the stains and splatters of food in your microwave for longer can make them difficult to remove. Ensure
that you do not use any bleach-based products to clean your microwave. The plastic inside the microwave can be damaged by bleach.
Make sure any cleaning product has been thoroughly wiped away before cooking, as most products react with hot surfaces. It might be a good idea to spray the product onto your cleaning cloth rather than directly inside the microwave so that there’s as little product residue as possible. Then wipe again thoroughly with a clean cloth before using the