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How To Clean A Microwave Without ANY Chemicals - Bakerette

How To Clean A Microwave Without ANY Chemicals

In this day where everything is being sprayed with chemicals or pesticides, one thing I like to do is keep my microwave chemical-free (and food, too!). The thought of spraying some sort of chemical in it, turning on the microwave and having fumes released into my food makes me cringe. So here’s my fool-proof way of how to clean a microwave without ANY chemicals.

Learn how to clean a microwave without ANY chemicals. Bakerette.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 small microwave-safe bowl
  • 1 cup water
  • Paper towels, dampened with warm water

No matter how much I ask my kids to COVER their food before they nuke it, my words go unheeded. Inevitably, I’ll open the microwave and see that an explosion happened like a paint-splattered wall. Ugh! Do you have that problem or am I alone?

Today, I went to nuke something and saw this splattered work of art in my microwave! Suhweet, huh?

A splattered microwave mess by "I don't know who did it". Bakerette.com

The culprit? Our little ghosts called “I didn’t do it”, or “I dunno”.

So now I’m going to teach you how to clean a microwave without ANY chemicals:

Pour 1 cup of water into a small microwave-safe dish and place it in the center of your microwave.

Pour 1 cup of water into a small microwave-safe dish and place it in the center of your microwave. Bakerette.com

Close the door and set the timer for 2 minutes at high level and push Start. Your water will begin to boil.

Close the door and set the timer for 2 minutes at high level and push Start. Your water will begin to boil. Bakerette.com

When the timer goes off, do not remove the bowl right away. Let it set for about 1 minute. You will notice your microwave getting all nice and steamy inside. That’s what you want. If it doesn’t, nuke it for one minute more.

You will notice your microwave getting all nice and steamy inside. That's what you want. Bakerette.com

Remove the bowl carefully and gently (it will be HOT!) and set aside. Immediately begin wiping down the microwave with warm, damp paper towels until your microwave is sparkling clean. If necessary, dip your cloth in the hot water to continue cleaning it out, but be careful not to burn yourself! If you have a thick, baked-on mess and the food won’t come off in one fell swoop, return the bowl of water back to the microwave and nuke it for another minute and repeat wiping down until you get the desired result–SPARKLING CLEAN.

Immediately begin wiping down the microwave with warm, damp paper towels until your microwave is sparkling clean. Bakerette.com

Wa-la! A sparkling clean microwave without ANY chemicals!

Immediately begin wiping down the microwave with warm, damp paper towels until your microwave is sparkling clean. Bakerette.com

Note: If desired, you may also use soap on your dampened cloth, but rinse microwave down well after use.

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Comments

  1. Since I am short and my microwave is above the stove it is hard to reach all of the spot. Sometimes “I” am the one guilty of the spots as my paper napkins fall off. This is a great suggestion but to add to that I found that using a baby bottle brush with a sponges on the end works really nice.

  2. I clean mine the same way, except I put a little lemon juice in the water before I nuke it. It seems to give a little more cleaning oomph.

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