How to Clean a Microwave Oven

Microwaves are quick and easy to use, but unfortunately they don't yet clean themselves.

You will need

  • A clean
  • damp sponge
  • A microwave-safe bowl
  • 2 c. water
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Water
  • A damp cloth
  • 2 clean
  • dry cloths
  • And an all-purpose kitchen cleaner
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice

Step 1 Use the clean, damp sponge to remove any crumbs or recent spills from the microwave.

Step 2 Fill the microwavable bowl with two cups of water and place in the center of the oven.

Step 3 Heat the water in the oven for three minutes, or until it boils and produces steam.

Step 4 Let the water cool and the steam loosen food particles for five minutes, then carefully remove the bowl.

Step 5 If your oven has a tray, remove it, wash it in soapy water, and set it aside to dry.

Step 6 Use a damp cloth to wipe the inside of your oven.

Step 7 Place the tray back in your oven.

Step 8 Spray the outside of your oven with the all-purpose kitchen spray and wipe it clean with the other damp cloth. Now you can go back to letting the oven do all the work for a while.