What is a good way to clean your microwave?

United States
October 28, 2006 8:01pm CST
It is pretty nasty and after using it with stuff that has been spilt already and it's cooked on after cooked on. What would be a good cleaner to clean it. I don't have much cleaner. Is there something that works great to clean the microwaves?
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• United States
29 Oct 06
I just use glass cleaner or soapy water. When I clean the range top, I wipe out the microwave. It you clean it everytime you use it, or every time you get a spill, it's not that hard. Try boiling some water in the microwave - that will get all the cooked on food moist. Then try wiping the gunk off with a wet, soapy sponge or dish rag.
• United States
29 Oct 06
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I was thinking the same thing. Little soap and water. every time I do my dishes, I put the microwave plate along with my dishes. maybe a couple times a week. yes and use glass cleaner for outside.
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• United States
29 Oct 06
Put water in a microwave safe bowl adn put it in the microwave for about 20 minutes. You sould be able to wipe most the grime off after that. The water and heat causes condensation which moistens the old dried food. You can also put a cut up lemon or some lemon juice to help with any smell. Hope that helped.
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• United States
29 Oct 06
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@Meljep (1668)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Boil water and let it steam up the microwave then just wipe it down with soapy water.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thay's a good answer! and i"m ging to try it.
• United States
29 Oct 06
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
29 Oct 06
There is a microwave cleaner made by easy off, a wipe you put in cook and it loosens the stuff. I usually just spray it down with a regular cleaner, let is sit for a few minutes and wipe down.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I never knew they had a cleaner for your micro wave.
• United States
29 Oct 06
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• United States
29 Oct 06
you should put a mug of water and salt in there first and cook it for a minute. all the stuff stuck in there will get unstuck and also "holy cow" that pink degreaser works really well
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• United States
29 Oct 06
Wow lots of responses. Thanks everyone.
@sellj75 (208)
• United States
29 Oct 06
409 Orange. It is wonderful for getting off the grease. Just spray it on and wait a few minutes. It works pretty well.
• United States
29 Oct 06
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thaks I half to try that one.409 Orange.
@amsharma (1863)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Cut a few lemons in half, put them in a bowl of water and microwave it for 4 mins. The steam and citrus help loosen up any stuck on food. I learned this from that show "How clean is your house?" lol
• United States
29 Oct 06
LOL I've seen that show. Now mine has never gotten that bad. Thanks for sharing. I guess the lemons look like the better way to go so far.
• United States
29 Oct 06
I also just use water, place in a bowl and after it steams, I just wipe it clean. Sometimes I put a little lemon juice in with it as well and takes any odors out. Vinegar takes out the odors as well.
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for the tips and response.
@vbembot (750)
• Philippines
29 Oct 06
i use a towellette soaked in lukewarm water with liquid soap then wipe it dry.
• United States
29 Oct 06
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@stezieb (2185)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Lemon Juice - lemon juice, lemon
I remember this tip from awhile back. Put some lemon juice in a microwave safe bowl and start your microwave. After a couple minutes all the caked on food should just wipe off extremely easily.
• United States
29 Oct 06
Wow thanks for the tip. Thanks for responding.
@ferryy (1083)
• Indonesia
29 Oct 06
new buy
• United States
29 Oct 06
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• United States
29 Oct 06
we use lysol kitchen cleaner
• United States
29 Oct 06
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@asif700 (1271)
• Pakistan
29 Oct 06
i haven't microwave
• United States
29 Oct 06
That is ok. Thanks for the response though.
• Canada
29 Oct 06
I try to clean mine often as well, but I think I'd use the boil water trick if it got too bad.
• United States
29 Oct 06
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@smuggeridge (2157)
29 Oct 06
some soapy water and a lot of elbow grease is all you need
• United States
29 Oct 06
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
29 Oct 06
Hmm i not sure what brands your countries have but we use MAMA Lemon here lol ...
• United States
29 Oct 06
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