The idea is to create a steamy environment to loosen up and remove dried up food particles. Once the steam has attacked the dirt, then all you have to do is to wipe it down with a sponge or a cloth.
There are 2 effective and eco-friendly ways to clean stubborn food stains from your microwave. Both options are ideal to clean, disinfect and odorise your work appliance.
The first method includes the use of vinegar. Because we are talking about an office environment, you might find that people in your office can either be allergic or sensitive to vinegar. Which is why, a second option is available – using lemon juice.
How to clean your microwave with vinegar
For this method you will need: water, white vinegar, microwave safe jug or bowl, cloth or sponge
Mix one cup of water with one cup of vinegar in a microwave safe jug or bowl.
Place it in the microwave and turn it on. Depending on how powerful it is, set it between 5 and 10 minutes.
Carefully remove the jug from the microwave once it’s done.
Take your cloth or sponge and clean inside the microwave. The steam has already loosen up the dirt so it should all come off easily and without having to scrub.
Don’t forget the outside. Using 1:1 water / vinegar mixture or an antibacterial spray, clean the outside of the microwave. Don’t forget the door and door handle.
How to clean your microwave with lemon
For this method you will need:Water Lemon, lemon juice or lemon essential oil, spray bottle, sponge
Mix the water with the lemon. If you’re using lemon essential oil, use a few drops. If you’re using lemon juice then add 2 teaspoons.
Spray the mixture inside all of the microwave. Don’t forget the inside roof where hot food splashes.
Dip a sponge in to the rest of the mixture . Make sure the sponge is saturated and place it on the rotative table inside the microwave.
Turn on the microwave for 2 minutes.
Once the timer has gone off, leave the sponge in the microwave with the door closed for a few minutes.
Then open the door and use the sponge to wipe down the inside. The food deposits and tough stains are now melting and your microwave is soon back to being shiny and clean.
Repeat the last step from the Vinegar solution and wipe down the outside of your microwave with an antibacterial spray.