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Instructions for cleaning and deodorizing microwave ovens quickly and easily

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Instructions for cleaning and deodorizing microwave ovens quickly and easily
Microwaves have long been an indispensable item in the small kitchens of many families. Microwaves smell even when you’re not cooking. When opened for the first time, they always have the unpleasant smell of plastic and metal. This loses the delicious taste of the dishes. And it is also often used a lot because the frequency of use of the microwave is quite high, so the interior area also easy to gets dirty and smells from different foods. So how to clean and deodorize the microwave effectively, quickly and easily? Please find out the answer through the article below of Huttonscon!
Some notes when cleaning the microwave:
– Do not plug in the power when cleaning the microwave to ensure safety.
– Prepare a clean and soft towel to avoid scratching the microwave during cleaning.
– Pay attention to cleaning the tray or rotating surface of the oven because this is the part where food is placed when put in the oven, so it gets dirty a lot.
– Do not put metal objects inside the microwave.
– Do not use a metal brush to clean the microwave oven to avoid scratching the inside of the oven.

I. Microwave cleaning methods

1. Use White Vinegar

Preparing instruments
+ Clean water.
+ White vinegar.
+ Clean towels.
Steps to take
Step 1: Put half a cup of vinegar in a glass bowl and mix it with water at a ratio of 1:5 and then place it in the oven cavity.
Step 2: Turn on the oven to operate for 5 minutes until the solution evaporates, if your microwave has high power, adjust the time shorter, about 2-3 minutes.
Step 3: Use a dry cloth to wipe the stains inside and on the oven wall.

Use white vinegar to clean and deodorize your microwave

2. Use fresh lemon/orange

Preparing instruments
+ 1/2 fresh lemon or orange.
+ Clean water.
+ Clean disc.
+ Soft towels.
Steps to take
Step 1: Cut 1 lemon or orange in half and put it on a clean plate (the dish is microwaveable) then add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the plate and put it in the microwave.
Step 2: Let the oven rotate for 1-2 minutes so that the acid in the lemon evaporates.
Step 3: Turn off the stove and do not open the door, but leave the dish in the oven for 2-3 minutes to cool before taking it out so that the bad smell and stubborn grease stains easily peel off.
Step 4: Use a soft wet cloth or sponge to wipe the stains and then wipe again with a dry soft cloth.
Note: When the water and vinegar solution in the bowl evaporates, this steam will help eliminate unpleasant odors and help soften stains in the oven.

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3. Use dishwashing liquid

Preparing instruments
+ Dishwashing liquid.
+ Large bowl to fit the capacity of the microwave.
+ Warm water.
Steps to take
Step 1: Add 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid to half a cup of warm water.
Step 2: Put the cup in the oven and let the oven rotate for about 1-2 minutes at medium temperature until the water evaporates evenly on the oven wall, then turn off the oven.
Step 3: After taking the cup out of the oven, use a wet cloth to wipe off the dirt and then wipe it with a dry towel.

4. Use glass cleaner

Preparing instruments
+ Glass cleaner.
+ Warm water.
+ Clean towels.
Steps to take
Step 1: Mix a mixture of warm water and glass cleaner in a ratio of 1:1.
Step 2: Use a soft cloth to soak in the above mixture and place it on the areas that need cleaning within 5 minutes.
Step 3: Use a soft cloth that has been soaked in the mixture and wrung dry and then proceed to clean the turntable, the bottom of the oven, the oven walls and the vents.
Step 4: Finally, use a damp cloth dipped in clean water, wipe the oven again, and then dry with a soft cloth.
Note:
+ You should remove the rotary discs first and clean them thoroughly and then proceed to clean the inside of the oven as usual.
+ You need to wipe it again with clean water to ensure that the chemicals from the glass cleaner do not remain inside the oven to ensure the health and safety of the family.
+ Can use more olive oil to wipe stubborn stains and grease.
Limit the use of strong chemical cleaning products.

5. Use baking soda powder

Preparing instruments
+ Baking Soda.
+ Soft bristle toothbrush.
+ Clean water.
+ Glass bowl.
Steps to take
Step 1: Dilute baking soda with enough water to form a paste, slightly viscous.
Step 2: Rub the mixture on the microwave parts, avoiding the heating element, then leave for about 12 hours or overnight.
Step 3: Use a damp cloth to wipe the dry powder layer, then wipe it with a wet cloth and finally dry the oven.
Note:
+ Only use a sufficient amount to clean and avoid using too much so as not to cause waste as well as adversely affect the material of the microwave.
+ Pay attention to the expiration date when choosing baking soda because expired baking soda will no longer be of good use.
+ Should be wiped slowly and repeated many times to be effective when using baking soda to clean.

6. Alcohol use

Preparing instruments
+ White wine.
+ Glass bowl.
Steps to take
Step 1: Pour a sufficient amount of wine into a microwaveable glass.
Step 2: Place in the cavity and let the oven operate for about 3 minutes until boiling and evaporating. Turn off the oven and do not open the door, but let the cup soak in the oven for 5 minutes to soften stubborn stains.
Step 3: Use a soft cloth to wipe the stains, then wipe thoroughly with water again and dry with a towel.

Cleaning and deodorizing the microwave with alcohol

7. Use coffee

Preparing instruments
+ 2 tsp.
+ Clean water.
+ Clean glass bowl.
Steps to take
Step 1: Put 2 teaspoons in a large microwave-safe cup, add water to more than half a cup.
Step 2: Put the cup into the oven and turn on the oven for 5 minutes (in warming mode) until it evaporates.
Step 3: Continue to leave the cup in the oven and incubate for about 10 minutes after turning off the oven to eliminate unpleasant odors.
Step 4: Use a towel to wipe off the stains that have come off, clean it thoroughly again with water and dry with a soft cloth.

8. Use vanilla

Preparing instruments
+ 3 teaspoons vanilla.
+ Clean water.
+ Clean glass bowl.
Steps to take
Step 1: Put 3 teaspoons of vanilla essence in a glass bowl, pour water over half a cup and stir well.
Step 2: Put the bowl into the oven cavity, let the oven operate for 5 minutes until it boils and evaporates. When turning off the oven, do not rush to open the door, leave the vanilla in the oven for another 15 minutes to soften the stubborn stains.
Step 3: Use a soft cloth to wipe with warm water.
Note:
Use heat-resistant gloves to remove the bowl/cup/cup of the solution from the oven.
Unplug and wait for the microwave to cool down before cleaning.

I. Easy and quick ways to deodorize microwave ovens

1. Deodorize the microwave with baking soda

Baking soda is a widely used cleaning product in daily life. Thanks to the completely benign ingredients, many women prefer baking soda to deodorize in cooking areas, such as microwave ovens.
Let Huttonscon suggest easy and convenient ways to deodorize with baking soda:
Baking soda with vinegar
Dip the sponge in white vinegar and sprinkle baking soda on top. Then place the sponge in the center of the microwave and let it run for 10-30 seconds. When the microwave stops, scrub the inside with this sponge and then wipe it off with a paper towel.
Baking soda combined with coffee
Another way to deodorize the microwave with baking soda that you can try is to combine it with coffee. Just mix baking soda and coffee grounds in a 1:1 ratio. Then put the mixture in the microwave and wait overnight. The next morning, you will be completely satisfied because there is no more bad smell.
Baking soda and bamboo charcoal powder
Baking soda and activated charcoal powder are both highly effective cleaning and deodorizing ingredients. You just need to mix baking soda and bamboo charcoal together. Then sprinkle evenly on the heavily smelled area. After only 1 night, the smell will disappear and you just need to wipe it again.
Baking soda and lemon
In addition to using pure baking soda powder to deodorize food in the microwave, do not ignore the lemon. Fresh lemon not only helps to deodorize in a pleasant way but also helps to remove the grease stains inside:
+ Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 cup of lemon juice and 30ml of water
+ Use a towel or put the mixture in the bottle, then spray evenly on the inside surface of the oven because of the waves
Wait about 10 seconds and then wipe it off with a wet cloth.

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2. Deodorize the microwave simply with water

It sounds hard to believe, but it’s absolutely true. With just a small cup of water, you can dispel the smell of plastic and the dirt inside. The way to do it is very simple. You just need to pour water into the cup and put it in the microwave. Please heat for a suitable amount of time. You will be surprised at how quickly the smell goes away unbelievable. This is an extremely simple and easy way to deodorize the microwave.
If water doesn’t work, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water. This comes in handy in case your microwave has a strong odor. You should not overuse chemical cleaners, it can damage the oven and allow substances to leach into the food later. Prepare a glass of water and mix a few tablespoons of vinegar. Then place the mixture in the oven and heat it up for 5 minutes. The evaporating vinegar will overwhelm the strong odor inside. Lemon juice is also especially helpful in this case. You can use it instead.

Clean and deodorize the microwave with water

3. Use the lemon family to deodorize the microwave

Fruits such as oranges, lemons, etc. have a very good microwave deodorizing effect. They are not only effective at getting rid of unused microwave odors, but they are also helpful with lingering food odors. For lemons, you should buy fragrant, succulent lemons, wash them and cut them into thin slices. Yellow lemon is especially effective in this case. You put the slices of lemon you just cut into a cup of water and put it inside the oven. Please turn on the heating mode for 1-2 minutes. When you see steam on the oven glass, the machine turns off, wait a bit, but do not rush to take out the cup of water. Finally, when the oven has cooled down, wipe it dry with a soft towel and there will be no more unpleasant odors.
If you don’t have lemons, you can use pieces of orange and tangerine peels. If using this method, when eating, you should pay attention to keeping the large pieces of shell. One by one, place them on the tray and put them in the microwave. Turn on the spin mode for 5 minutes and take it out. The essences in the orange peel will completely remove the smell inside the oven and also leave a very refreshing and pleasant aroma.

4. Use baking soda (baking salt)

Baking soda is no longer strange to Vietnamese housewives. They are used quite a lot in kitchen tips. For microwave deodorization, baking soda once again shows its outstanding use. You can easily buy this powder at bakeries.
After you buy it, dissolve 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a glass of water. Next, place in the oven and heat for about 2-3 minutes. Then, take out the cup of water and wipe the oven with a dry cloth. The magnetic steam containing baking soda will completely remove the odors present in the newly purchased microwave.

5. Use salt to deodorize the microwave

After processing, food often sticks to the bottom of the oven and causes a very unpleasant odor. You just need to sprinkle a little salt on the food stuck on the bottom of the oven, wait for the microwave to cool, then squeeze dry the sponge soaked in warm water to clean the oven.

6. Deodorize the microwave with vinegar

With a microwave with a strong odor, you should not use detergents to clean it because it may cause damage to the oven. You just need to put a few tablespoons of vinegar in a cup of water and put it in the microwave. Then turn on the oven and reheat for 5 minutes and then turn off the oven, the steam rising will eliminate all the odors in the microwave.

7. Deodorize the microwave with orange peel

With this method, you first cut the orange peel into large pieces and put it in the tray. Then, put the sensor tray in the microwave and heat it for 5 minutes, after turning off the oven, you will no longer smell the bad smell appearing in the microwave.

8. Use charcoal to deodorize the microwave

This is a way of deodorizing and decontaminating folk that is little known. You just need to take some charcoal carefully wrapped in newspaper and microwave it. Leave it in the oven for a few days and the odor will disappear without needing to operate the oven.

9. Deodorize the microwave with cloves

You put some cloves in the microwave, just leave the cloves in there until you need to use the oven, then remove and continue to use. This is a very simple way to deodorize a microwave oven. You should deodorize the oven regularly.

10. Deodorize the microwave with tea bags

If you do not use the microwave for 1-2 days, then put 2-3 tea bags in the oven, the tea bags will help eliminate unpleasant odors in the microwave. After deodorizing the oven, you can dry the tea bags to reuse for a month.

11. How to get rid of the burning smell in the microwave?

There is a very effective way to get rid of the burning smell in the microwave oven that as using wet paper towels. How to do it is very simple. You just need to put a few wet tissues in the microwave. Turn on the switch for 5 minutes, you will see the steam in the wet paper towel spreading inside the oven. At this point, you just need to turn off and wait until it cools down and wipe it off with a towel. This is a quick, simple and easy way to do it.
How to clean a moldy microwave
Due to not using it for a while and not cleaning and cleaning, the oven appears moldy, causing an unpleasant odor. Follow the steps below to clean the microwave properly and leave no smell!
Step 1: Clean the turntable, so remember to dry it before putting it in the oven.
Step 2: You need to use a soft sponge to clean and clean.
Step 3: Wipe as soon as the inside of the oven is still hot because the plaque will be easier to clean.
Step 4: Do not spray water directly inside the microwave to scrub.
Step 5: Note that the microwave must be unplugged before cleaning.
Step 6: Use a damp cloth to wipe from the outside to the inside.
Step 7: Open the microwave oven after cleaning to remove odors caused by mold.

Deodorize burning in the microwave

12. Microwave Sterilization

You can disinfect your microwave with alcohol. The implementation is also very simple. You just need to put a small glass of alcohol inside the oven. Turn on the oven switch for about 5 minutes at 50 to 70% power. This helps to spread the heat throughout the inside of the oven. Because alcohol is quite strong, using alcohol to disinfect is the simplest but most effective way.
Above are the ways to clean and deodorize the microwave oven effectively but are extremely simple and easy to implement. Huttonscon wishes you success in cleaning and deodorizing the oven and always having delicious and warm meals with your family!

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