If you have come to believe that your microwave is yellow in color rather than white then it is time for you to inspect it closely. It is time to clean your microwave. Apart from the appearance, lack of cleaning tends to decrease the efficiency of the microwaves because of the little vents on the top and all the splutters on the walls.
However, cleaning a microwave is not a hard task. It does not even take long, too. In this article we will tell you how to clean your microwave, and all you have to do is follow a few simple steps.
Remove tray or turntable
If your microwave has a removable tray or turntable, remove it and wash it in soapy, warm water. Safely scrub it with a little baking soda and warm water, if some food has stuck to it. Tray or turntable can become slippery in soapy water, and for this reason you should be careful when you’re handling it.
Make the cleaning mixture
Fill a large glass bowl with two to three cups of water and add two tablespoons of lemon juice or half a lemon. If you do not have a lemon or lemon juice, you can use half a cup of vinegar or half an orange instead. Whatever you choose, it will work well and remove crusted food from your microwave, leaving it smelling fresh.
Boil cleaning mixture in microwave
Put your glass bowl of cleaning mixture into the microwave and run it on the high setting until the mixture starts to boil. Let it boil for a few minutes, until there is steam on the inside of the window. Now, turn off the microwave. Before you remove the bowl from the microwave, let it sit for about 15 minutes so it can steam clean baked on food and grime.
Remove the bowl carefully
Using a hot pad or oven mitt, remove the bowl of cleaning mixture carefully from the microwave. Pour the hot water down the sink drain and dispose of the oranges or lemons. Additionally, this will leave your sink smelling fresh and clean.
Wipe the inside of the microwave
Wipe the inside of the microwave using a damp cloth or sponge, until clean. Sprinkle some baking soda on a sponge and scrub, if stubborn food is still stuck on. Use a mixture of one part water to one part vinegar in order to clean the inside of the door. Dry with a clean cloth or let air dry before placing the tray or turntable back inside the microwave.
Clean the outside of the microwave
Wipe the outside of the microwave, using water-vinegar mixture and your damp sponge. Don’t forget to clean the keypad and the front of the door too. You should check the vents in the back of the microwave for dust buildup three or four times a year. You can do it easily, by vacuuming the vent. Now, your microwave is fresh smelling, clean and ready to use.