Use it a while and your microwave will get splatters of food that make it look and smell bad. Fortunately, it’s easy to get a clean microwave if you have the right instructions. Breeze through your cleaning with these do-it-yourself tips.


How to Clean a Microwave



Cut a lemon in half and place both halves down on a microwaveable plate. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the plate. Microwave for 1 minute or until the inside of the microwave is steamy. Wipe out the inside of your microwave with a paper towel.



Fill your sink with warm soapy water. Remove the turntable from your microwave and place it in the sink. Scrub off gunk and grime until clean. Dry and put it back in the now clean microwave.


How Often Should I Clean My Microwave?

You should clean your microwave at least 1-2 times a month, depending on how often it is used.


Eliminating Odors

Leave the microwave door open after use to help it dry and air out. This will reduce odor.


Hard-to-Reach Spots

Clean those hard-to-get areas with a toothpick or toothbrush.


Removing Cooked-on Spills

Removing cooked-on spills on your turntable or microwave floor is simple. Make a paste with 2 parts baking soda, 1 part water. Apply to the spill and let sit 5 minutes. Wipe up with a wet sponge.


Clean Microwave Expert!

Now you know the easiest ways to clean a microwave. It’s something you might not want to do often, but using these tips frequently will help you avoid a truly horrible hard-to-clean-up microwave mess.