Microwaves are convenient, and easy to use. They are also easier to maintain that conventional ovens. Cleaning Microwaves is quite easy, its just that they need cleaning at least once, perhaps twice, per week.
Regular daily use will slowly get the inside of the microwave a little dirty. But so will one overflowing soup bowl or bursting reheated package. So we should clean up any mess like this very promptly.
The inside of the microwave should be spotless. We should clean at the first sign of any mess. The inside of the device should never stain, unless the spill is left for too long.
Unlike convention Ovens, which require special cleaners for baked on grease, it is possible to clean Microwaves with common kitchen products. We don’t need bleach, just vinegar and BiCarb of Soda.
General Microwave Cleaning:
Combine 1 cup of water with some citrus slices (lemon, lime …etc.) and a few tablespoons of vinegar.
Place this cup of liquid in the centre of the microwave and turn on the power for a few minutes. Let it boil and produce steam.
Let the device sit for a few minutes, and the remove the bowl and wipe the inside of the microwave clean.
Remove the turntable and wash it like any other dish. Only put it back when it is dry.
Wipe down the surfaces, like the inside of the window, with a sponge and Bi Carb of Soda.
Wipe down surfaces with a solution of vinegar and water.
If there is stubborn grease, then use a strong detergent. Even soapy dish soap and hot water can work well. But make sure to clean this off with plenty of clean water.
For strong odours in the microwave let the device air out, and place a bowl of Bi Carb of Soda inside. Odour removing gel works for more stubborn problems.
Professional cleaning give us more time for the important aspects of life. And it gives the best results.