At Appliance Force, one of the most common questions techs get asked while fixing an appliance is if we have any tips on cleaning appliances. In the past we’ve written a few articles including oven self cleaning, how to fix stinky front load washers and more. However one of the most common questions is how to clean the inside of a microwave. Not only is it nice to clean the microwave but every month we get a call or two about something that had something burn on and damage a microwave so this an important issue to avoid costly Appliance Repair.
Due to its convenient and versatile ability to heat food we often throw all kinds of things in the microwave for a few seconds. It’s easy to pop a slice of last night’s pizza but over time bits of food or liquids can dry to the sides and can be very difficult to remove without the proper steps. In fact, because food can bake on so hard customers sometimes use harsh chemicals possibly damaging the microwaving or leaving bad smells or dangerous chemicals in the microwave or scratching the surfaces. Thankfully we have some quick instructions that eliminate the need for harsh chemicals or possibly damaging scrubbing with pot scrubbers.
Quick instructions for easy cleaning of your microwave
Actually the first thing to consider is what to clean your microwave with; instead of expensive and fancy cleaners we recommend any of a number of simple kitchen ingredients to clean your microwave. These handy substances and inexpensive cooking supplies can easily help you clean your microwave on regular basis.
After the microwave stops wait about 5 minutes before opening the microwave to let it cool and most importantly let the steam soak into anything that is really stuck on. After waiting, be very careful when opening the microwave to ensure the steam does not burn you. After the steam rises out, cautiously remove the bowl with the mixture water wearing oven mitts to ensure you don’t burn your hands.
Then ensuring the microwave isn’t too hot, gently wipe the inside of the microwave with a clean damp cloth but it may take a bit of elbow grease if it’s really stuck on. Generally anything stuck on the inside will come right off on the cloth and the inside of your microwave will look brand new.
We do not recommend using pan scrapping pads as they can damage the microwave. For really baked on food, instead, repeat the process a second time perhaps boiling the water a little bit longer and letting the steam soak in more.
We hope these tips have your microwave looking and cooking just like new and remember if you have any Appliance Repair needs, just give us at Appliance Force a call or book online and we’ll be happy to fix it.
Here is a short do-it-yourself video showing tips and tricks on Microwave Cleaning.