Thursday, July 24, 2008

How to Keep a Microwave Fresh and Clean

Using your microwave for cooking is a great way to save money on electricity. A microwave is great to make popcorn or heat leftovers. Unfortunately, if you do not clean up splatters between uses, a microwave can be a real chore to clean later on.

Use these tips for how to keep a microwave fresh and clean:

Cover items cooking in the microwave to reduce splatters and spills.

Wipe microwave immediately after each use.

Put a paper towel in the center of microwave to absorb accidents or overflow of cooked food.

Wipe exterior of microwave daily.

Use a half cup of water with lemon juice heated to boiling in your microwave to easily remove any stubborn spots. Just wipe with paper towels.

Or - put a microwave safe container with water and vinegar inside of your microwave. Heat for 2 - 3 minutes. Allow to stay in the microwave for a couple of minutes. Wipe microwave clean with paper towels.

Remove turn table and clean with dishwashing liquid. Rinse well. Dry and place back in microwave.

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