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post #21 of Old 12-07-2010, 01:42 PM
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Put your oven in the dishwasher or in the washer and run it. You will be surprised how clean your microwave is after that.
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post #22 of Old 12-17-2010, 04:00 PM
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I think everyone should own a steam cleaner. A good steam cleaner will do the job in your microwave and everywhere else in your house. Its healthy, no chemicals.... or lemon and vinegar. I have the TR5 from Vaporclean ...love it!!!

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post #23 of Old 12-18-2010, 01:07 AM
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I think everyone should own a steam cleaner. A good steam cleaner will do the job in your microwave and everywhere else in your house. Its healthy, no chemicals.... or lemon and vinegar. I have the TR5 from Vaporclean ...love it!!!

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post #24 of Old 05-25-2011, 02:04 AM
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To clean micro wave is not a hard one,

Take the juice of a lemon into a cup of water. Put the mixture into a bowl and heat it until it's boiling a minutes,then the lemon and water mixture will loosen the food on the walls and roof of your microwave, making it a lot easier to clean.






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post #25 of Old 05-27-2011, 08:05 AM
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To clean micro wave is not a hard one,

Take the juice of a lemon into a cup of water. Put the mixture into a bowl and heat it until it's boiling a minutes,then the lemon and water mixture will loosen the food on the walls and roof of your microwave, making it a lot easier to clean.





Yup, that is one of the best green methods

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post #26 of Old 07-15-2011, 02:38 AM
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ok, but if a major cleaning is necessary, do i have to use green cleaning solutions?
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post #27 of Old 07-15-2011, 03:07 PM
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To clean my microwave, I first take a sponge and soak clean it with water. Then I mix water and Comet and clean it with that. Sometimes I finish with an all purpose cleaning spray or windex. The outside, I clean with windex. Ofcourse I also cover my food when I warm it. My microwave stays clean for weeks or even months.

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post #28 of Old 07-20-2011, 02:18 AM
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Mostly it wont come major cleaning situation, micro wave is a simple one to clean.. so green method will always help full to you.
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post #29 of Old 07-21-2011, 03:43 AM
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I agree with Amrita. Usually the microwave oven doesn't get so dirty. Except if it's not left dirty for years

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post #30 of Old 07-25-2011, 02:55 AM
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I agree with Amrita. Usually the microwave oven doesn't get so dirty. Except if it's not left dirty for years
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post #31 of Old 07-26-2011, 07:09 AM
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also to deodorize the inside of the microwave oven you can use some lemon juice :P It really works

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post #32 of Old 10-07-2011, 04:01 AM
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Lemons + a dirty microwave oven = clean microwave

I opened my microwave oven the other day and realized I hadn't cleaned it in a couple of months. Amazingly, the sides weren't that bad this time, it was the roof of the oven. It looked like a bag of garbage had exploded inside. I didn't have any lemons at the time so I had to clean it the old-fashioned way, but I'm going to try this tip (which I've seen on a few sites and in a few books) next month.
Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a cup of water. Put the mixture into a bowl (microwave safe, of course) and heat it until it's boiling (a minute or so). Let it sit for another minute. The lemon and water mixture will loosen the food on the walls and roof of your microwave, making it a lot easier to clean. And as a bonus, your microwave will smell like lemons (without using a cleaning solution)!

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Lemons + a dirty microwave oven = clean microwave

I opened my microwave oven the other day and realized I hadn't cleaned it in a couple of months. Amazingly, the sides weren't that bad this time, it was the roof of the oven. It looked like a bag of garbage had exploded inside. I didn't have any lemons at the time so I had to clean it the old-fashioned way, but I'm going to try this tip (which I've seen on a few sites and in a few books) next month.
Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a cup of water. Put the mixture into a bowl (microwave safe, of course) and heat it until it's boiling (a minute or so). Let it sit for another minute. The lemon and water mixture will loosen the food on the walls and roof of your microwave, making it a lot easier to clean. And as a bonus, your microwave will smell like lemons (without using a cleaning solution)!


i agree green method will always helpful to clean the micro wave easily and free from oil.
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I love the lemon and water trick for getting the microwave clean and making the kitchen smell nice. I am looking into getting a steam cleaner for my personal home, because my little one is crawling everywhere now. Are they really expensive?
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post #35 of Old 10-21-2011, 02:34 AM
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I guess the easiest way to keep it clean would be to cover everything that will be tested in a kind of plastic wrap. It stops spraying food everywhere.
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post #36 of Old 11-02-2011, 01:47 AM
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At the company I represent ( S C) we found that tough stains like microwave stains can be cleaned with organic and eco friendly products. They are often just as, if not more tough on the stains too so try out some of the green products at the store!

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I just try my best to wipe out all crumbs when I see them. I try not to let it get heavily soiled before I officially clean it though! I use any type of basic anti-bacterial wipes to do a little scrubbing and wiping out.
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post #38 of Old 12-09-2011, 03:03 AM
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That has always been my microwave cleaning method lol. Try and keep it clean as long as I can by covering the food and such, but when it gets past a certain point, its just time to replace it lol.
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post #39 of Old 12-28-2011, 05:32 AM
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You can use and hot soapy water. There are also cleaning packs you can buy at your major grocery store. This pack are fantastic. You just follow the direction and put in your microwave oven and set it on the length of time by package direction.
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post #40 of Old 01-21-2012, 04:27 AM
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Keep Your Microwave Looking New With These Cleaning Tips
Place a bowl of water in the microwave (with a non-metal object such as a wooden spoon or stir stick in the water*) and heat for 3 – 5 minutes, depending how hard the crud is really stuck on.

When it stops heating, keep the door closed to give the moisture and steam the heated bowl of water generated to have time to work.
Remove bowl (careful, it’s hot) and take a moist, warm cloth to the inside walls of the appliance. The crud bits should wipe off easily.

Add a couple teaspoons of baking soda to a bowl of water and follow same process as above. The added baking soda will act as a deodorizer. If you’re brave, you can use the hot baking soda water to scrub, but be careful–it is HOT water. Use a thick sponge and make sure to keep water away from your fingertips. You could also add a splash or two of cold water to bring the temperature down.

Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in a bowl and follow the same procedure as Tip #1. The vinegar also acts as a freshener and deodorizer. You can also use this water when wiping down, but again–the water is very hot. Be careful.

Soak a thick, clean sponge with vinegar and water (you can also use a hand towel instead of a sponge), set microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let it sit closed for a few minutes once heating is done–allows moisture and steam to work into all the crust bits and splatters. Open appliance and use the sponge to wipe down insides. The sponge will be hot, so wear rubber gloves to help protect your skin from the heat.
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