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Clean a Microwave Oven


Microwave ovens are a great convenience in the kitchen, and here's an easy way to clean them.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Wipe excess crumbs from the microwave's interior.
  2. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1-2 cups water.
  3. Heat the water (in the microwave) to boiling, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the bowl of hot water, then remove the tray from microwave and set aside.
  5. With a damp cloth, wipe the interior of the microwave.
  6. Wash tray in the sink with dish soap. Dry and return to microwave.
  7. For the exterior, spray with kitchen cleaner and wipe with paper towels.


  1. The steam from the water should loosen all the food particles.
  2. For a fresh smell, add some lemon juice to the water before heating.

What You Need

  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Dish Soap
  • Kitchen Cleaner
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