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5 Tips For Cleaning Your Microwave

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What would you say is the one household chore that constantly gets pushed down on your to-do list? Here at Lane’s Appliance Repair in Lansing, we’re willing to bet it’s cleaning your microwave. But the reality is that you have to do this regularly in order to maintain the appliance and ensure the safety of your food.


Here are five ways to thoroughly clean your microwave without risking damage to it:

Wet paper towels

Look closely at the inside of your microwave. Do you notice caked on-grime or other leftover food particles? If so, try placing several wet paper towels inside and running the appliance on high power for several minutes. You’ll be surprised at how the steam from the towels does such a great job of softening and loosening all that aforementioned gunk. You should now have a much easier time wiping the microwave’s interior clean.

Baking soda

The most challenging part of this chore is getting rid of cooked-on spills from the turntable of your microwave. Our advice? Avoid using a sponge and any random cleaning products you find in the kitchen.

Instead, make a paste by combining baking soda and water. Apply it to the spill and let it sit for several minutes. Once time is up, wipe up the paste with a wet sponge and remove additional residue with a paper towel.

Lemon juice

Why not take advantage of the inherent cleaning properties of lemon juice? Cut a lemon in half, place both halves on a microwavable plate, and add a tablespoon of water. Then microwave until the lemon is hot and the inside of the appliance is steamy. All you have to do at this point is to wipe down the area with clean paper towels.

Dish soap

Fill a microwave safe bowl with warm water before adding a small amount of dish soap. Then place the bowl in the microwave until it begins to steam. Similar to what happens with wet paper towels, the steam should loosen the mess so cleaning becomes much easier. You can then dampen a sponge and wipe the inside of the microwave.

Commercial cleaner

This might be a no-brainer for homeowners. What you must consider about commercial cleansers, though, is they sometimes create heavy fumes that remain in the appliance long after you clean it. Not to mention, the leftover residue from such products can add an unpleasant taste to your food.

Should you still go with a commercial cleaner, do yourself and the rest of your family a favor and pick the one that’s fume-free. It’s also a good idea to leave the microwave door open for several hours after you finish cleaning.

Contact Our Appliance Repair Service Company

Lane’s Appliance Repair is Lansing’s choice for professional, hassle-free microwave repair. Backed by nearly four decades of experience, it’s safe to say we’ve been there and done that when it comes to fixing microwaves. Whether you’re dealing with a minor issue or major problems, you can count on Lane’s Appliance Repair to get the job done right the first time.
See for yourself what makes us the leaders in appliance repair services. Schedule an appointment today!

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