Cleaning the inside of your microwave is fairly easy and only takes minimal effort.

Items Needed:

  • A cup or bowl of water
  • Lemon juice
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Dish washing liquid
  1. Place the bowl of water in the microwave. If you like, add a teaspoon of lemon juice, as it leaves behind a pleasant scent.
  2. Microwave the water for two minutes.  The steam left behind by the evaporating water helps you clean any residue pasted to the sides of the microwave.
  3. Let the bowl sit and cool off for you to handle it without getting burned
  4. Wipe down the inside of the microwave with your microfiber cloth.
  5. Once the turntable has cooled off, remove it from the microwave. Wash it off and put it to dry before putting it back in the microwave.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 4 as needed. If your microwave still isn’t clean inside, move on to the next method.


If the inside of your microwave is so disgusting that you’ve considered throwing it out, you need to break out a product with serious man power. You know what has that man power….baking soda.

Items Needed:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  1. A shallow bowl.
  2. Microfiber cloths.
  3. If the 1st method using a bowl of water doesn’t work, try mixing baking soda with enough water to make a paste.
  4. Remove the turntable and spread the paste on the inside of the microwave.
  5. Wipe the paste away using a microfiber cloth, scrubbing gently as you go.
  6. Repeat until the microwave is clean.
  7. Give the interior a final pass with a clean microfiber cloth to remove all baking soda residue.


Items Needed:

  • A spray bottle filled with an all-purpose cleaner or ammonia (Note:Never use the two together)
  • Microfiber cloths
  1. Spritz your cloth lightly with your chosen cleaner.
  2. Wipe the outside of the microwave down with your dampened cloth, making sure to wipe the underside of the handle and the touch pad.
  3. Use a clean microfiber cloth to buff out any streaks or smears.


Once you’ve taken the time to rid your microwave of disgusting gunk and grime, you want to avoid having to go through the process again. Here are some tips that can help you do just that.

  • Wipe down the inside of your microwave with a clean microfiber cloth regularly.
  • Clean spills as soon as they happen or else every time you use the microwave it would cook the old food. Making it harder to remove.
  • Cover foods and liquids when you place them in the microwave.
  • Follow the recommended cook times and or settings for different foods to prevent explosions in the microwave.