Are you tired of a dirty microwave? Check out how to clean a dirty microwave fast. You will love this simple cleaning trick for a no-scrub way to clean a microwave.
My microwave is usually a giant mess. My teenager is pretty much constantly eating food and uses the microwave daily.
I would love to say that he is neat and clean all the time, but unfortunately, he leaves messes in the microwave occasionally.
Luckily, I have found an easy solution to clean the microwave. It only takes a few minutes to get it really clean and your kitchen will smell good too!
If you are tired of a gross, dirty microwave check out these easy tips on how to clean a dirty microwave.
How To Clean A Dirty Microwave
To clean a dirty microwave you will need a few things.
- bowl or container (needs to be microwave safe)
- vinegar (just plain white)
- microfiber cloth ( I love this brand of microfiber cloths)
Plus, if you would like it is also nice to have lemon essential oils. I love this brand!
In about 10 minutes you can get the cooked on food off of your microwave walls and your microwave looking like new again.
Here is my microwave at its worst.
Steam Clean The Microwave
To start, you will want to put a cup of vinegar and a cup of water in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl or container.
If you would like to make your microwave smell better too you can also add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your water.
I use this brand of lemon essential oils in the kitchen. Lemon essential oils don't just make the microwave smell good.
They will also help degrease any greasy food you have that is cooked on in the microwave.
Next, you will want to "cook" the vinegar water for about 3 to 4 minutes. Keep a close eye on the microwave while the vinegar water is cooking.
Once it finishes then let the microwave sit with the door closed for a minute or two.
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Clean Out Microwave
Next, we are going to clean out the inside of the microwave. Be very careful because your water is very hot!
After letting it sit for a few minutes then take a microfiber cloth and dip it in the vinegar water mixture.
Start wiping down the walls of the microwave.
The warm vinegar water will quickly dissolve any baked-on food still left. Wipe down the whole inside of the microwave really well.
If your microwave tray is very dirty you may want to remove it and wash it in the sink.
Repeat if Necessary
If your microwave isn't very dirty giving it one good wipe down with warm vinegar water should get it clean.
However, if you have a really dirty microwave you may need to repeat the whole process again and let it steam clean.
Clean The Outside
After you are done cleaning the inside of the microwave take a few minutes and clean the outside down.
I like to use this all-purpose cleaner to wipe down the keypad, handles, and other areas.
Cleaning the microwave with vinegar is quick and easy! Plus, your house will smell better when you use lemon essential oils.
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