Easy Microwave Cleaning

We Have a Hack For That.

Microwaves can get downright disgusting. Especially when nobody in your home (or office, or school, etc) uses the splatter cover and the interior is constantly coated with food.  The sights and smells can turn your stomach. If mold or bacteria are present it can even make you sick. Fingerprints and greasy film from cooking on your stove can make the exterior just as unappealing. 

Don’t burn yourself out, we have quick and easy hacks for cleaning your microwave oven.

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What you’ll need:

  • Bowl or mug
  • White vinegar
  • Oven mitts
  • Scrub brushes
  • Microfibre cloth 
  • Dawn® Powerwash or Powdered Tide®
  • Mr. Clean® or Cascade® dish tabs
  • Weiman® stainless steel polish or Windex® 

Full Steam Ahead

  1. Pour 1 cup of water and 1-2 tbsp of vinegar into a bowl or mug.
  2. Microwave for 5 minutes and let the steam work its magic. 
  3. Using oven mitts, carefully remove the bowl or mug.
  4. Take the glass turntable plate to the sink and let it cool down (IMPORTANT: do not rinse while the turntable is still hot, it could shatter). Rinse well then dry. If you still have bits of stuck-on food, use Dawn® Powerwash and scrub.
  5. Wipe the interior of the microwave thoroughly with a damp microfiber cloth followed by a dry cloth to polish.
  6. Place the turntable plate back into the microwave.

A Soup-erior Looking Exterior

Clean the exterior with our hot water and powdered Tide® mixture or yellow Mr. Clean® if it’s greasy. Shine it up afterwards with Weiman® Stainless Steel polish or Windex® if it’s plastic.

Don’t Forget the Filter

Range hood microwave filters can and should be cleaned regularly. Carefully remove the filter from underneath your microwave and bring it to the sink. Spray it down liberally with straight Mr. Clean® or Dawn® Powerwash and let it sit for 20 minutes – 2 hours. Scrub it down with a brush and rinse thoroughly. If yours is really greasy and Mr. Clean® didn’t quite cut it, you may want to let it soak in a sink full of hot water with a few dish tabs for at least 30 minutes, or more if needed. Once you’ve given it a good scrub, rinse it well and let it dry before putting it back in place.

Pro Tip: To keep your microwave interior cleaner longer, grab a microwave splatter cover (USA) (Canada). Then all you’re washing is the cover and turntable plate when your meal explodes.

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– Denise @ GoCleanCo

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