How to Deep Clean Your Microwave: A Step-by-Step Guide

Cleaning a microwave can be a quick and easy task, but it is essential to maintain the hygiene and longevity of the appliance. This guide will walk you through the steps to deep clean your microwave and leave it looking and smelling fresh.

  1. Gather your supplies: You’ll need a bowl, a sponge or cleaning cloth, a cleaning solution, and a microwave-safe container or bowl. You can use a commercial microwave cleaner or make your own by mixing water and white vinegar.
  2. Start by removing any debris or food scraps from the microwave using a cleaning cloth or a dry brush.
  3. In a microwave-safe container or bowl, mix your cleaning solution. Place the container or bowl in the microwave and turn it on for a few minutes on high heat. This will help to loosen any built-up food and grime.
  4. Once the solution is heated, carefully remove the container or bowl from the microwave and use a sponge or cleaning cloth to wipe down the interior of the microwave, paying extra attention to any tough stains or build-up.
  5. Clean the exterior of the microwave, including the door, handle, and control panel. Use a sponge or cleaning cloth and the cleaning solution.
  6. Once you’ve finished cleaning the microwave, wipe it down with a clean, damp cloth to remove any remaining cleaning solution.


  • Use natural cleaning solutions like white vinegar and baking soda to save money and be eco-friendly.
  • Clean the microwave on a regular basis to avoid build-up of grime and bacteria.
  • Be sure to wear gloves to protect your hands.
  • Use a microwave-safe container or bowl to heat the cleaning solution to avoid any damage to the microwave.
  • To remove strong odors, put a bowl of lemon juice or vinegar in the microwave on high heat for a few minutes.

Note: Always check the manufacturer’s instructions before using any cleaning solutions to ensure they are safe for your microwave and won’t cause any damage. If you are unsure if a solution is safe, test it on a small inconspicuous area of the microwave first. Also, make sure to check the owner’s manual for any specific cleaning instructions or recommendations.

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