Cleaning inside a microwave oven is easy with this little tip. I learned this microwave cleaning trick from a friend a couple of years ago and thought I’d pass it on to you.
Remove the glass tray and wash it in the dishwasher or by hand. Then, simply put a bowl of water inside the microwave and turned it on full power for about 5 to 10 minutes. You’ll want the water to boil for some time to cause the steam to condensate on the top and sides of the oven. The steam will loosen the food stuck to the walls of your microwave oven.
Remove the bowl, and wipe the oven clean. Waaa Laaa!
If my microwave has been particularly neglected, I first spray inside the oven with a non toxic bio cleaner… (Never use chemical cleaners in your microwave.) Then I add the bowl of water and proceed with the cleaning method mentioned above.
Hope this little tip for cleaning your microwave helps cut down time and effort for you.
P.S. I love my “over the stove” microwave… but it doesn’t get cleaned as often as it should… due to the fact that I’m short (4′ ll”) and the step stool is not always handy and, sometimes, I’m just plain lazy. Cleaning the spills and spatters when they first occur would make the cleaning easier but, since I don’t always do that, the method above saves my bacon for quick easy clean up.
P.P.S. Do you have any quick microwave oven cleaning tips to share?