Tough baked on soils are hard to clean, but soils in your microwave can actually effect the functioning of your microwave. Here are our tips to keep your microwave in top shape:
- Go Natural – One of the best ways to clean stubborn stains in the microwave is by going chemical-free. Simply place a microwave-safe cup of water and lemon juice into the microwave and steam for a few minutes. The moisture will help soften hard, baked on stains and the lemon will help deodorize.
- Keep the Wheels Turning – If your microwave has a turn table, make sure you check the wheels. Most microwaves have wheels underneath the plate to keep it rotating. This rotation is important for your food to cook evenly. Check the wheels by removing the plate and cleaning the wheels and the area surrounding. Give the wheels a quick spin to make sure all the soil has been removed and replace.
- Check Under the Hood – If you have a microwave – hood combination, you’ll need to check the filter. This filter can quickly become greasy and gunky. Many filters can be easily cleaned by the dishwasher, but make sure to check your use and care guide first before loading.
- Open the Door – Microwave spills and splats have the tendency to get everywhere. Check around the door and the frame for soils. These sneaky hiding places for stains could be harboring left over stains like spaghetti sauce.