How to clean the microwave so it looks like new

Everyone has a microwave in their kitchen. It is one of the most used appliances for cooking or heating meals and, precisely for this reason, it is also one of the dirtiest. 

That is why it is important   to disinfect it periodically and also to be efficient   . To make sure of the latter, we bring you this article in which we share   some of the best cleaning methods. 

Almost all of them involve some type of prior preparation of a solution. Fortunately,   all the ingredients that we offer you in each of the methods are easily found in any home   or, rather, kitchen.

Be careful with following step by step the method that seems most effective to you or, simply, the one that you have the ingredients to carry out.

Tip 1: lemon extract

One of the easiest ways to clean the inside of your microwave is to use lemon juice.

What do you need?

  • 1 lemon
  • Water (250ml)

Instructions for cleaning the microwave with lemon

  1. Cut the lemon in half.
  2. Put the two halves in a microwave-safe container and   add the water.
  3. Place the container   with the lemon in the microwave   and heat everything for a minute and a half or even two.
  4. Let the   steam   take effect for a few minutes.
  5. Open the microwave and wipe the entire surface   with a damp cloth   until all stains and old food remains are removed.

If you prefer, you can squeeze the lemon and mix the juice with the water instead of cutting it in half. The final result will be the same.

Tip 2: detergent

What do you need?

  • Water (250ml)
  • Detergent (1 tablespoon)
  • Sponge

Instructions for cleaning the microwave with detergent

  1. Place the water   in a microwave-safe container.
  2. Pour the tablespoon of detergent   into said container.
  3. Stir a little to   mix everything.
  4. Heat the container in the microwave   for 1 minute.
  5. Be careful not to let the liquid overflow   (just in case).
  6. When the time has passed,   remove the container and clean the inside of the microwave   with a sponge soaked in soapy water.
  7. Wipe with a sponge until no more stains remain   , then wipe again with a damp cloth. Make sure there is no detergent left anywhere, as we don’t want any detergent left the next time you reheat the food.

These are simple, quick and economical methods that will allow you to clean your microwave and get rid of all the dirt inside and food remains.