Cleaning Microwaves and Ovens
A microwave oven will function
better when clean. Regular (once a week) cleaning is a good idea.
As usual prevention is the
best strategy. Never allow anything to burn as it will coat the inside
with a horrid, smelly coating that is the very devil to remove.
It is also possible to buy
up-market models that are self-cleaning. The lining has properties that
catalyse or pyrolyse the dirt.
Microwave. To get the stains off the inside of a
microwave, put a slice of lemon in a bowl of water in the microwave for
five minutes. it wipes off really easy and smells nice! --
Very badly stained or smelly
microwaves can be cleaned by attaching bleach soaked cloths or kitchen
towels to the stained surface. You can also use a nylon scrubber or
eraser pad (Scotch-Brite Pad or JML Magic Eraser Pad) with a mild
detergent. If using a spray avoid spraying on and into the perforated
If you used the boiling lemon
or vinegar method then reuse the liquid along with a few drops of
detergent on a cloth or pad.
some water containing some vanilla flavoring, real or synthetic, allow
it to remain overnight. You can also disguise the smell by boiling
coffee grounds. These methods can help somewhat but I prefer wiping in
baking soda paste (not baking powder) leaving for some time then wiping
off -- D M
Help Oven Cleaning: Leave
a small dish with some ammonia in your oven for 24 hours and the caked
on grease will be much easier to remove -- Davina Martin.
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