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How to Clean a Microwave Oven

Microwave ovens are a great convenience in the kitchen, and here's an easy way to clean them.

Difficulty Level: easy      Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:
  1. Wipe out excess crumbs from the microwave's interior.
  2. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1-2 cups water.
  3. Heat the water to boiling, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove bowl; remove tray from microwave, 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, wipe off 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.

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