With these tips, you can clean your microwave in minutes!
The microwave is a useful appliance that we eagerly use to reheat all of our leftovers. But because we love to use it, it also gets pretty dirty! And after you’ve just warmed your meal up, you don’t feel like wiping it down right away. So the food stains accumulate until you eventually end up with a dirty microwave. Find out how to clean it in minutes!
Not only does it look pretty bad when you’re microwave turns into a battle field of different kinds of food stains, according to a professional it can be dangerous too. Noell Jett, author of From the Ground Up: Building a Dream House—and a Beautiful Life—through Grit and Grace, told Real Simple that a dirty microwave is harmful for your microwave. They said: “Additionally, the buildup from spills and splatters can lead to decreased efficiency or potentially void your warranty. In the worst-case scenario, a dirty microwave can even cause a fire.”
So, cleaning your microwave is important. But how often should we do it? If you want to make sure your microwave stays in good condition, you should clean it’s interior every month. And we have some tips to make cleaning easy.
You will need some supplies to clean your microwave.
- First, you’ll need to spray the stains with a mix of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. That way, you’ll pretreat the stains and they’ll come off more easily.
- After that, you need to fill a microwave-safe bowl with that same mixture of vinegar and water. Add two tablespoons of vinegar to two cups of water and place the bowl inside the microwave. If you have one, put a toothpick in the water. That will make sure that your water won’t heat up too much and ‘explode’ into a boil.
- Then microwave the bowl for three minutes. When you hear the familiar *beep*, put a timer on for fifteen minutes and let the mixture sit inside of the microwave with the door closed. Then remove the bowl and the turntable (with proper protection for your hands).
- Use the water and vinegar mix inside of the bowl to dampen a microfiber cloth and wipe down the inside of your microwave with the damp cloth.
- Clean the turntabel, the exterior of the microwave and the control panel.
When they’re dry, place all the parts back inside your microwave and you’ll be able to safely reheat your food again!
Read more: 6 types of food that you shouldn’t reheat in the microwave
Source: Real Simple | Image: Unsplash