How to clean Microwave Ovens

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This article will teach you how to clean dried on food, fresh food spatters, and get rid of odors and stains.

Hard dried on food splatters
Steam can be a great aid in loosening the dried on food. Simply heat a bowl of water (2 cups) for 3 to 5 minutes on high power. Follow this by wiping the inside of the microwave with the same procedure as with fresh food splatters mentioned above.

FRESH Food spatters
These are best cleaned before they have had a chance to dry. Remove the turntable or tray from inside the microwave. Use a wet sponge or cloth or even a paper towel that has been dampened in some soapy water inside the microwave and on the removable tray or turntable. Follow by wiping with a cleanly rinsed cloth.

Make a solution of half a cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of water in a microwave safe container. Place inside the microwave and heat on high for 3-5 minutes. Let the mixture stand for a further 10 minutes. Your microwave should now smell clean and citrus.
An alternative is to make a solution of 1Tbl bicarbonate of soda and water. Dampen a cloth with this solution and wipe the inside of the microwave. Follow by rinsing the cloth in clean water and wiping down the microwave again.

Removing stains
Make a paste by adding water to bicarbonate of soda. Apply this paste to the stain; let it stand until the stain dissolves. Check intermittently to keep an eye on the process. Wipe away the paste with a damp cloth, rinse the cloth with clean water and follow with a second wiping to ensure it is clean.
The glass door can be cleaned with a soft cloth or paper towels and a few spritz’s of glass cleaner or Windex.

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