microwave ovenMicrowave cleaning at home can be easy and we have a few tips and tricks for a quick homemade remedy.

A Microwave oven is one of the most commonly used kitchen appliances. Most of us have one and use it regularly. There are many benefits of using a microwave oven, such as speedy cooking, no need for pots or pans. One perhaps lesser known fact is that when used properly, the food cooked in a microwave oven can actually retain more nutrients than when it is boiled.

On the other hand… microwaves can become dirty and smelly very quickly. Food splashes become baked on and seem almost impossible to remove. There is an easy and cheap way to tackle even the grubbiest microwave oven leaving it sparkling clean and smelling fresh. This homemade microwave cleaning hack is great for removing stains, fish smells, cooking odours, grease and smoke marks.

glass bowl for microwave oven cleaningAll you need is a large bowl, (suitable for use in the microwave of course) clean water and a fresh lemon.

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Next, fill the bowl with water and place it uncovered in the microwave.

Heat on full power until the window becomes steamy, keeping the door closed, leave the water to cool for 15 minutes.

Take care when removing the bowl as it may still be hot. Wipe clean the inside of the microwave and dry it with a cloth.

Leave the door open until it is completely dry. If the microwave is greasy add vinegar to the water to help disperse it. This method is also beneficial to remove lingering smells from previously cooked food

Keeping Your Microwave Oven Clean

Here are our top tips for keeping your microwave oven clean.

  • Always use a plate or suitable bowl/dish
  • Covering food will help prevent food splashes
  • Wipe the inside of the microwave after every use
  • Leave the door open until the inside is cool and free from condensation

Steam cleaning using the above method regularly, will make sure that your microwave stays clean, fresh and hygienic

If you haven’t been doing this routine and your Microwave needs a more thorough clean, give us a call.