What Is The Correct Way To Clean A Microwave Oven?

Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces, a leading appliance repair and service company in Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces, is pleased to offer our customers advice on how best to take care of their kitchen and other home appliances. Quite often after installing a microwave oven our technicians are asked what is the best way to clean the unit. Listed below are some tips on how to clean your microwave oven.
  • Unplug the microwave prior to cleaning the unit will eliminate any possibility of electric shock.
  • Splatters and spills in a microwave are best cleaned up after happening and with a damp, soapy sponge or paper towel. Water and baking soda may also be used
  • Heating one cup of water on high for 3 minutes inside the microwave will help loosen food that has hardened on the interior of the microwave oven making it easier to remove. Allow five minutes after heating water then use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad on stubborn stains
  • Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces recommends using a plastic, soap-filled scouring pad for microwave ovens with stainless steel interiors. Gently rubbing the interior will assist in removing food.
  • On both interior and exterior microwave door surfaces Columbine Appliance & Fireplaces recommends using only non-abrasive, mild soaps, or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.
  • Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the control panel of a microwave oven, drying immediately after cleaning. It is best to not spray any type of solution on the control panel