How to clean your microwave at home

Clean­ing a microwave at home seems like a sim­ple task. But when the dirt does not give up, you have to resort to more seri­ous meth­ods. We check which folk tips for laun­der­ing house­hold appli­ances work and which do not
How to clean your microwave at home
How to clean a microwave oven at home. Pho­to: globallookpress.com

The famous author of detec­tives Agatha Christie invent­ed her most puz­zling mur­ders while wash­ing dish­es: she hat­ed this house­hold duty so much that blood­thirsty thoughts sim­ply swarm in her head. I won­der what kind of nov­el the writer would spin if she lived to the time when you have to wash the microwave? I don’t know a sin­gle per­son who would love this activ­i­ty. Yes, and this unit is usu­al­ly uncom­fort­able — some­times too high, some­times too low, so that it is con­ve­nient to clean it. So it is not sur­pris­ing that when wash­ing microwave ovens, we have to deal with old stains, includ­ing pet­ri­fied fat.

Special chemistry

A spe­cial deter­gent for wash­ing microwaves and ovens, appar­ent­ly, is able to dis­solve every­thing. But the smell! You need to work with him not only with gloves, but also with a res­pi­ra­tor. Oth­er­wise, the sharp chem­i­cal stench does not allow you to breathe, your eyes water. Hav­ing sprayed foam from the spray gun on the inside of the microwave, I had to run, throw­ing open the win­dow. And only after half an hour was able to return to the kitchen. Pol­lu­tion, of course, dis­solved and was washed off quite eas­i­ly with an ordi­nary sponge. But I won’t risk repeat­ing the expe­ri­ence: now we have a pet, a rab­bit. You can’t take him to the evac­u­a­tion, and it’s clear­ly not use­ful for him to breathe such muck.


How to quick­ly clean your house

soda and vinegar

Grand­moth­er is respon­si­ble for folk nat­ur­al reme­dies in our fam­i­ly. She armed her­self with bak­ing soda and table vine­gar and went to attack her microwave. Advis­ers from Odnok­lass­ni­ki rec­om­mend­ed pour­ing soda on any stains, and then pour­ing vine­gar. Grand­ma com­plied. There was a chem­i­cal reac­tion, foam bub­bled. The stain of fat soft­ened and was eas­i­ly scraped off with a knife. Alas, it works well only on indi­vid­ual spots. And if there is a large sur­face in the dirt, if the stains are on the walls or ceil­ing, it will be incon­ve­nient to extin­guish the soda with vine­gar, there­fore, this method of clean­ing the microwave does not always work.



How to clean a microwave oven at home? Put a cup of water in the oven, add three table­spoons of reg­u­lar vine­gar to it, and turn on the microwave for 3 min­utes ”: after test­ing this recipe, the dirt soft­ened, but the kitchen was filled with a vine­gar smell that arose again and again for sev­er­al more days, as soon as the microwave was turned on.


“The peel of a lemon or orange, warmed up on a saucer in the microwave, will help remove old dirt!” — broad­cast in a video with use­ful tips for the home. I cut off the peel from an orange and put the saucer with it in the microwave for two min­utes. A pleas­ant cit­rus scent filled the house. When the timer turned off, the glass of the stove turned out to be fog­gy (the edges of the peel were charred). But only fresh deposits were erased. I had to turn on the unit again, adding a quar­ter of an orange and fresh peels. Anoth­er two min­utes of warm­ing up did not bring a vis­i­ble effect. Then I took a deep bowl, squeezed the remains of an orange into it, loaded the pulp from the peel and poured water. The timer was set to three min­utes. When I opened it, inside the microwave it was like in a steam room. Only it smelled not of euca­lyp­tus, but of boiled orange (not as pleas­ant as fresh). And here, with­out any effort, I washed every­thing to a shine. So this way works. True, whether an orange was need­ed — I can not vouch. Maybe plain water would be enough…

Thread: How to clean your fridge

  • The main prin­ci­ple of clean­ing the refrig­er­a­tor is reg­u­lar­i­ty and a ban on vig­or­ous chem­istry. Man­u­fac­tur­ers rec­om­mend using mild deter­gents as a last resort. And indeed, it is bet­ter to do with­out them: the plas­tic of the refrig­er­a­tor eas­i­ly absorbs odors, and I would not want Parme­san to smell of laun­dry soap after­wards …
  • To remove unpleas­ant odors, it is rec­om­mend­ed to add a cou­ple of table­spoons of table vine­gar to the water for wash­ing the refrig­er­a­tor. It will real­ly stop smelling musty. How­ev­er, keep in mind: it will start to smell like vine­gar! But at least it’s a food smell.
  • To fight off strong odors, place a bowl with a cou­ple of spoons of rice and a few cof­fee beans on one of the shelves in the refrig­er­a­tor.
  • In a refrig­er­a­tor with a drip defrost sys­tem (where con­den­sa­tion accu­mu­lates on the back of the appli­ance), you need to reg­u­lar­ly clean the hole through which excess mois­ture comes out. Usu­al­ly a spe­cial hair­pin is attached for this — but, of course, it is lost. An ordi­nary phar­ma­cy syringe will help, in com­mon par­lance an ene­ma. Take the small­est, with a thin nose. Pump out water with it so that it does not stag­nate and mold does not appear.
  • It is extreme­ly dif­fi­cult to remove the smell of rot­ten meat from the refrig­er­a­tor. Wash­ing with vine­gar or plac­ing cof­fee in the cor­ners usu­al­ly does not help. If the case is not cat­a­stroph­ic, try clos­ing an unopened pack of ordi­nary bak­ing soda in the refrig­er­a­tor overnight. Fresh “rot­ten” will over­come this. Well, if the meat spoiled on the shelves the whole vaca­tion, you have to go to the phar­ma­cy for boric acid. Dilute it with water, gen­er­ous­ly spray all sur­faces with a solu­tion, leave overnight. The acid will dis­solve pro­tein residues from the miss­ing minced meat or sausage, and the stench will dis­ap­pear.

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