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6 Steps to a Clean Microwave

All kitchen appliances need a little extra attention from time to time. Here is a deep clean plan for the microwave. According to MOLLY MAID residential maid services, you’ll need: a microfiber cloth, non-abrasive cleaner (such as dishwashing liquid), a duster, all-purpose cleaner and lemon juice.

  1. Open the microwave door and clean the inner lip and the window inside and out. If the door is made of soft plastic use just a damp microfibre cloth to clean the surface. If it’s a stainless steel door, dampen the cloth with water and non-abrasive cleaner. Always wipe with the grain.
  2. Remove the glass turn-table and wash in the sink. Wipe the inside of the microwave.
  3. To soften cooked-on splatters inside the microwave, fill a cup with water, place it in the centre of the microwave and turn on high for three minutes. The steam will loosen any baked-on food so it can be wiped clean. Be careful that the water does not boil over the cup and burn your hand.
  4. Clean under the microwave by using the handle of the duster to push a cleaning cloth under the cabinet edge.
  5. Wipe the exterior with a microfibre cloth sprayed with all-purpose cleaner. For stainless steel machines, dip the cloth in water and dishwashing liquid, wring it out and wipe with the grain.
  6. If the inside of the microwave still smells like last night’s popcorn, here’s a great way to remove these cooking odours: fill a container with 2 cups of water and add a little lemon juice. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes.  This can be done during step 3 as well for a fresh, clean scent.