How to Clean a Microwave

January 14, 2021

Cleaning a microwave is a simple task, but most people do not clean their microwaves, or they only clean their microwave when it accumulates a lot of grease and smears from food.

However, when you go for extended periods without cleaning your microwave, it is impossible to get rid of everything accumulated by using dish soap. All the smears and spots turn rock hard as time goes by, so it is always a hassle and hard to get rid of them.

It would be easier to clean your microwave if you did it frequently. So without any further ado, we will dive into how to clean a microwave!

Clean Regularly

The key to getting rid of the stench and having a clean microwave is cleaning it regularly. If you notice any stain or microwave food that leaves a strong smell behind, it helps when you clean it immediately.

Luckily microwaves do not stain like most sinks and countertops, so there is no need to use bleach when you are cleaning up.

When you go for an extended period without cleaning your microwave, you will have difficulty finding the right cleaning product.

You will need a product that will thoroughly clean your microwave and get rid of the mess without necessarily leaving any dangerous chemicals in your appliance. Most people often recommend using a strong cleaner.

Go Natural

For instance, you can slice a lemon in half, put it in a bowl of water, and microwave it for a couple of minutes to get rid of the stench, if there is any and then use warm water and lemon juice or vinegar to clean your microwave.

However, it is worth noting that natural cleaners do not contain surfactants required to go through, loosen, and trap solids. Therefore, you will only be pushing the dirt around your appliance and not cleaning it.

Luckily, Quick Job has a safe all-purpose cleaner like no other, so it can penetrate through grime, cut through oil and grease, and get rid of the difficult stains without having to use bleach.

It would help if you wiped the inside of your microwave using a cloth or sponge whenever you are done using it. You could also routinely deep clean your microwave every couple of weeks.

Listed below are tips on how to clean a microwave.

How to Clean a Microwave

It is essential to clean your microwave every couple of weeks thoroughly. Listed below is a step by step guide you can use.

Supplies You Will Need

  • Half a cup of water
  • A microwave-safe bowl
  • A clean sponge
  • A clean piece of cloth
  • Quick Job’s True All-Purpose Cleaner


Get a clean sponge and soak it in fresh and clean water. Ensure that it is in a microwave-safe bowl, then place it inside your microwave, then on high, microwave it for two minutes.

Make sure that the sponge is thoroughly soaked through. When you microwave it, it will produce enough steam to soften and loosen any grime that is caked on the insides of your microwave.

Once the two minutes have elapsed, allow the sponge to stay in the microwave for a few more minutes till the water gets cool and is easy for you to handle. Next, remove the bowl from the microwave carefully, rinse the sponge, and squeeze out part of the water.

Wash the Rotating Rack and the Removable Tray

Next, take out the removable tray, and if it is possible, ensure you take out the rotating rack. Then using the sponge that you had microwaved, thoroughly spray Quick Job’s True All-Purpose Cleaner on it.

Use the sponge to wash the rotating rack and the removable tray as you would any other dish. Rinse them and let them dry.

Clean Your Microwave’s Inside

Thoroughly spray the sponge using Quick Job’s True All-Purpose Cleaner, and then wipe every corner of your microwave’s inside.

Once you are through, use a clean and damp cloth to wipe the entire inside of the microwave.

Next, you can let the microwave air dry or use paper towels or a dry cloth to dry it.

Clean The Outer Part of the Microwave

Generously spray Quick Job’s True All-Purpose Cleaner on the sponge again and wipe every inch of the outer part of your microwave.

Follow up with a clean and damp cloth, then allow it to air dry, or use paper towels or a dry cloth to dry it.

Put Back the Removable Pieces

Once the removable rack and tray have dried, put them back in the microwave.

Air Dry

Once you are done cleaning, put everything back, and leave your microwave’s door open for at least one hour so that the inside can be completely dry.

It is worth noting that when you are cleaning your microwave, you should avoid spraying Quick Job’s True All-Purpose Cleaner on the electronic controls to avoid damaging them. That is why using a cloth and sponge is recommended.

It also helps to read the manufacturer’s manual before setting out to do a deep clean of your microwave.

The above-listed steps are the best way to do a deep and thorough cleaning of your microwave every couple of weeks. But as mentioned earlier, it would help if you cleaned your microwave every time you use it to avoid grime and oil build-up.

Quick Job’s True All-Purpose Cleaner is the best solution for cleaning your microwave since it does not leave any harmful and dangerous chemicals behind.