How to Clean a Microwave Oven

A microwave oven is an essential part of a modern kitchen. It is hard to find a household carrying out their culinary traits without the assistance of a reliable microwave. The paradigm shift is quite evident with the range of microwave ovens available out there in the market. Selecting a appropriate microwave oven is important, yet discovering how to care for your microwave can promise you prolonged satisfaction with your trusted cooking companion. Below are a few things you must not forget to keep it fresh, prolong its life and improve its efficiency.

(C) Better Homes and Gardens
(C) Better Homes and Gardens

First try to not get it dirty! Cover all food you cook or warm well. A paper towel or napkin works very well, although special purposes covers can also be found and do a better good. Have a special purpose cover and letting people know about it makes it much more likely others will cover their food before placing it inside. Be sure it’s readily available and near the microwave for convenience and frequency of use. Additionally, stopping, mixing, and then restarting soups, chowders, or any other liquids during warming will not only help them warm more uniformly, but keeps them from sputtering up and making messes. Make sure you do not over warm foods either because that can tend to spray the inside too. This really is great, but with a home filled with kids or less attentive adults it doesn’t totally prevent your microwave from getting dirty inside.

To clean up the inside first, open the microwave door and then peer inside to look for any removable parts. If you find any, remove them. Ensure the microwave is unplugged before you decide to do any of this. Put a small amount of liquid detergent into a bucket of clean water and mix thoroughly. Afterwards, dip a sponge in the solution and use it to wipe the microwave clean inside and out, ensuring that to get those hard-to-reach surfaces. Begin with wiping the inside, the compartment, after which slowly go outside. Rinse repeatedly if needed.

The exteriors doesn’t have to be cleaned everyday especially in dust free places. However a weekly cleaning regimen can keep it looking sparkling and new for many years. The panel at the back has holes to let out hot air. It is important that these do not get grimy otherwise they will get blocked and there will be no outlet for air.

When your microwave becomes sparkling clean, you’ll feel much lighter and healthier, psychologically, and will have a new zest and zeal to prepare fantastically tasty microwave recipes and can’t stop patting yourself on your achievement.