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How to Clean Your Microwave

Updated on December 7, 2017
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Talulah Roe is a Self-Publishing eBook Author. Her series, For Divas, can be found at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Kobo.

Up until now, you've probably spent a lot of time scrubbing old food out of your microwave. You take a scrub pad and your multi-surface cleaner and scrub the life out of your arm. About halfway in you decide to give up and go with 'good enough' approach.

But this approach won't get you very far in household cleaning, especially when it comes to an unwanted house guest. Pests, rodents, and insects are constantly in survival mode. They are always on the lookout for your leftovers. So if you're leaving cooked on food in your microwave, they can smell it.

Here are some tips on how you can clean your microwave properly.

Cleaning The Microwave

1. Preparation

Take out a microwave safe bowl and fill it up halfway with warm water. You don't need a huge bowl a small one will do just fine. Next, you'll want to add either a couple drops of lemon juice or a couple slices of fresh lemon, both will work just fine - Whatever you have in your pantry. And then add 3-4 tablespoons of vinegar.

If you don't have vinegar on hand, it's a good idea to go out and get some. I keep vinegar in my house at all times. It serves many different household purposes, and it will never let you down. My personal favorite for this task is Aunt Fannie's sweet mandarin vinegar that I order from Amazon. It put a nice smell in the air and works wonders for cleaning the exterior of the microwave.

2. Removing Burnt-On Food

Next thing you'll want to do is take your mixture and pop it in the microwave on high for about 3-5 minutes. Or until the solution is bubbly and steamy. This will depend on the wattage of your microwave.

Let the microwave cool down for a few minutes. About three will do fine. You don't want to wait too long before taking your sponge or microfiber rag and wiping down the inside.

Pro Tip: Take a bowl, you can use the same one you just popped in the microwave, to sweep the debris into while wiping it out.

3. Establish A Routine

Doing this to your microwave often will prevent the build-up of hard stuck on food. Establish a microwave cleaning routine. Try doing this every time you deep clean your house, or at least twice a month.

To keep germs and grease off the exterior of your microwave, take your Aunt Fannie's vinegar and spray it down once a week. Let it sit for about three minutes before smoothly wiping it down with your microfiber towel. You're welcome!

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Did you try this eco-friendly cleaning tip? How did it go? A whole lot easier I'm guessing! If you're trying to make your home greener, this is the cleaning method for you. Drop me a comment and let me know how it went.

© 2017 Talulah Roe

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