How to clean a microwave: A guide to the six easy ways
by Manas Mahajan on Mar 17, 2022
Having a microwave in the collection of household appliances is one of the best investments you can make. It not only helps us to heat the pre-cooked food but also its various features & settings also allows us to cook & prepare some quick and mouthwatering dishes.
Although this appliance is very convenient to use and operate, its inside might get extremely dirty due to exploding of a spaghetti bowl or some other catastrophe. If something like this happens to you too, you should neither ignore the mess done to the inside walls of your microwave nor worry about cleaning the same.
Here, we’ve outlined certainly viable ways by following which you can easily clean up your IFB microwave and get fresh non-smelly & scrubbed interiors. So, without any further delay, let's switch to the nitty-gritty of the same.
Basic material needed for the process
The basic materials that will be needed for cleaning the microwave are usually found in your kitchen & bathroom pantry. These are:
- A cup of water
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Microfibre cloths
- Commercial cleaner
- Microwave safe bowl
- Dry towel
Six Easy ways to clean the microwave
The more often you use your oven, the more frequently you should clean it. Maintaining the microwave interiors is mandatory as it helps keep germs at bay while making your appliance free from the pungent odor. Follow the below-mentioned 6 steps to keep your IFB microwave clean, fresh, and ready to use.
1. Using paper towels
Using a bunch of wet paper towels is the most efficient and easiest way to clean the mess present inside the microwave. All you have to do is keep a pack of wet tissue towels inside the microwave and run the appliance at a high temperature for approximately 5 minutes.
This method will create steam and loosen up the tough stains and grime stick on the walls of the microwave. It also removes unwanted dirt and contaminants from its inner divisions, making it clean and grime-free.
2. Using dish soap
This method is somewhat similar to the wet paper towel method with the difference that instead of using a wet towel, you have to opt for dishwashing soap. Keep a microwave-safe bowl in the appliance, filled with dish soap and water, and run it for a minute at high temperature till the concoction evaporates.
Remove the bowl from the oven and wipe off the interiors of the IFB Microwave using a sponge.
3. Using baking soda
This kitchen-friendly ingredient acts as a go-to cleaner for scrubbing the tough stains and unwanted food elements stuck to the interiors of a microwave. Make a paste of baking soda with water and put it in the place where the food stains and hardened food substances get stuck.
Leave the mixture for about 5 minutes and wipe it off with a towel or wet sponge to reap the best results. Repeat the process, until the interiors of the IFB microwave are completely cleaned.
4. Using white vinegar
This method is similar to the baking soda method. Vinegar is a versatile ingredient that removes grimes and tough stains easily. Take a microwave-safe bowl and mix equal parts of water & vinegar in it. Place this concoction in your appliance and steam it for about 1 minute.
When the mixture is evaporated, wipe off the unit, so that there will be no leftover traces of white vinegar in the inner walls of the microwave.
5. Using lemon juice
Lemon is a natural disinfectant that works best in removing germs from the microwave oven. It softens the hard strains and also removes the pungent foul smell coming out of your appliance. All you have to do is cut the lemon in half and place the cut side on the microwave plate, along with a few drops of water.
Microwave it till the steam is produced, and then remove the lemon. Wipe off the excess liquid from the plate and see if this hack works for your IFB Microwave.
6. Using Commercial Cleaners
If you have no faith in these natural ingredients and are doubtful of their efficient working, then look no further and add commercial cleaners to your collection. While selecting these commercialized products, you need to make sure that they smell good and will not affect the working of your microwave.
Moreover, you should always buy the trusted option that won’t leave any traces on the taste & smell of the food.
Over to you!!
That’s all about the six very simple and easy hacks to clean your IFB microwave. All the handy tips mentioned above help you to keep the mess inside the appliance under control. However, if these hacks don’t work for you, wait no more and call an expert immediately to get the job done right.