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How do I clean my microwave?

You must clean your microwave every month so that it lasts longer. In addition, a clean microwave is necessary for preparing food. Here, you can read how to clean your microwave and what you should take into account. First, we tackle the stubborn stains, then we clean the inside of the microwave, and finally the outside.

Soak off and soapy water

Soak microwave dirt

Are you dealing with stubborn stains or food scraps? If so, you have to soak the dirt first. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and a few dashes of cleaning vinegar or lemon juice. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it for 5 to 10 minutes at maximum power. Let it cool a little before you get started. While the dirt is loosening, prepare soapy water. Fill a bucket with warm water and washing-up liquid. You can also use a special microwave cleaner.

Clean inside

Clean the microwave inside

After the dirt has been soaked away, cleaning can begin. First pull the plug of your freestanding microwave out of the socket. Then remove the turntable and any other loose parts from the microwave. Take them off with soapy water and a cloth or put them in the dishwasher if they are suitable for this. After this, clean the inside walls of the microwave. After the dirt has been removed, take everything with a clean, damp cloth. Then dry everything with a dry cloth.

Clean the exterior

Clean outside microwave

First make sure that the ventilation openings are dust-free. Use a soft brush for this. Then take the outer walls, the control panel and the door of the microwave with the soapy water and a clean cloth. Do not forget to clean the door seal strips. In this place the dirt accumulates very easily. Also take the outside with a damp cloth a second time. Then you dry everything again.

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