The three simplest ways to clean a microwave

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The three simplest ways to clean a microwave

The three simplest ways to clean a microwave

Keeping a microwave clean isn’t just about hygiene – it’s about helping your microwave operate at peak capacity. And let’s be honest – nothing is more frustrating than cooking a meal and see it bubble up and splatter all over the inside of the appliance. 

Today, we’re going to share some microwave cleaning tips with you to help take the edge off and make sure your microwave looks better than it ever has before. Let’s jump right in!


One of the better things you can use to clean a microwave is lemon. Yes! The actual fruit lemon! Take the lemon, cut it in half and squeeze some of that lemon juice into a small bowl of water. Set your microwave to high, run it for 5 minutes and the steam from the lemon water will help eat away at much of the grime, grease and debris on the walls of the microwave. Wipe it down with a cloth afterwards and you’ll be all set!


If lemons aren’t your thing, you can use what we call a vinegar blitz. Take 1 cup of water and stir in a quarter cup of white vinegar in a bowl. Then simply do what you did with the microwave – throw it in the microwave on high for five minutes and let it work its magic. 

Vinegar can be particularly useful on really tough stains or stains that’ve been there for an extended period of time. Just make sure you wipe down the interior with a damp cloth and you’ll see a shine to your microwave you haven’t seen since you bought it!

Baking soda

If you own a particularly grimy microwave that hasn’t been cleaned in a very, very long time – we recommend that you use baking soda. Baking soda can be pretty heavy duty as a cleaning agent and can help erase even the most challenging stains. 

Simply use a small bowl of water, a quarter cup of baking soda and stir it up to form a loose paste. Spread it over some of the most particularly challenging areas and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Then grab a damp cloth and wipe everything down. Like we said – especially if you have a very dirty microwave – this’ll help immensely. 

Hopefully one of these three methods can have your microwave looking sleek in no time. If you’d like more advice on how to properly maintain your microwave, or need yours repaired – give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!

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