Cleaning a microwave is one of those tasks that you have to do, but necessarily don’t want to. I’ve had a very bad experience with a microwave some time back. I had left a utensil with food inside the microwave and within 3 days, it had some kind of growth on it and the whole microwave was stinking. Even after cleaning the whole microwave over and over again, the smell didn’t go away. Today, let’s take a look at some innovative methods on how to clean your microwave with Angry Mama. We will also compare it with the traditional approach of cleaning a microwave and why this is so much better.
How to clean your Microwave: The Traditional Way
There are several traditional methods on how to clean your microwave. The most famous one has to be using vinegar. But before you start cleaning your microwave, please ensure that the power cord is unplugged. If there are any removable parts inside the microwave that you can remove, please remove them and clean them separately.
Using Vinegar and Baking Soda
Fill a microwaveable tray with water and tablespoon of vinegar and microwave it for about 3-5 minutes. Once the steam has hit all parts of the oven, go ahead and clean it with a piece of sponge or cloth. Another option to clean your microwave is to use baking soda and water. Mix both of these to form a coarse paste and then apply it all over the microwave wherever you want to clean. Let it sit for some time and then repeat the procedure of wiping it off with a piece of wet cloth or sponge.
We’ve seen water and vinegar and water and baking soda. There’s also an option to clean using vinegar and baking soda. Mix both of them and apply it inside the microwave. Similar, to what you saw in method 1, mix water and vinegar and place it on a microwaveable tray and microwave it for 5 minutes. Once the steam covers the insides of the microwave, clean it using a piece of cloth/sponge.
Using Commercial Cleaning Solutions and Soap
There are three more methods that are commonly used to clean microwaves. One is to use lemon juice. Cut a lemon and place it face down on a microwaveable plate with a bit of water. Heat it until the inside is steamy and you can use paper towels to wipe the insides of the microwave clean.
Another option is to use a commercial cleaning solution that is meant to be used as a microwave cleaner. The one big advantage of using these solutions is that they don’t smell bad. Using vinegar and baking soda can leave a bad odor which can get frustrating for some people. But the disadvantage is that it might be hard on your skin and the fumes from these commercial cleaning solutions might not be that safe for your body.
Yet another option is to use dishwashing soap. This will also leave a pleasant odor inside the microwave and can be done exactly like how we did it using vinegar and baking soda. Mix some amount of dishwashing soap along with water and place it inside the microwave. Heat it until the inside is steaming and then wipe off all the dirt using a piece of sponge or paper towels.
We’ve gone through most of the traditional methods of cleaning your microwave. If these are not impressive enough, be sure to check out the more innovative approach of using dolls and gadgets to steam clean your microwave.
Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner Microwave Oven Steam Cleaner Doll for Home, Kitchen, and Office by AODOOR, Easily Cleans The Crud in Minutes
We have several new steam cleaner dolls for cleaning your microwave and the Angry Mama doll is one of the most popular ones. The angry-looking face of this doll is sure to remind you to clean your microwave now and then. The operating model is pretty straightforward. You fill the body of the doll with vinegar and water. Close the body with the head. The head has a few mist holes through which steam comes out. All you have to do after that is to keep it inside the microwave and switch it on. The vinegar/water steam will get rid of all the dirt inside the microwave and after a while, you can just wipe it off with a piece of cloth.
Microwave Steam Cleaner Angry POTUS Presidential Blue, It’s HUGE
This is just another version of the Angry Mama microwave cleaner. But this one has the face of a famous leader, which makes it very fun and useful gadget to have around your kitchen. This one also operates exactly like the Angry Mama cleaner. You pop off the head and fill the body with vinegar and water. Put the head back on and microwave it for around 3 minutes. Let it sit for some time inside the microwave and once that is done, you can wipe off all the crud within minutes. This is yet another method on how to clean your microwave.
Kitchen Gizmo Volcano Microwave Cleaner – Thoroughly Cleans your Microwave in Minutes with this Fun Erupting Volcano – Purple
If dolls are not your thing, then you can go for this one. This is not an Angry Mama nor a famous political leader, but a volcano. And this one operates like the one we’ve seen above as well. Once you fill it up with vinegar and water, you can see the volcano go live. The steam will come out of its vent and fill up the entire microwave. After a few minutes, you can wipe it off like before.
Special Formula STEAM Microwave Cleaner 2 in 1 Double Pack – Cleans and Freshens!
This is more of a conventional cleaning option that you can use if you don’t want to go for an Angry Mama cleaner or Angry Potus cleaner. Rather than going for vinegar and water, this pack comes with a special solution. There are two sachets available in one pack and also a tray. Just pour the solution into the tray and microwave it for 2 minutes. Unlike the smell of vinegar, this one smells really good and also keeps your microwave fresh. You can wipe off all the dirt using a sponge or piece of cloth.
With that, we’ve come to the end of our article on how to clean your microwave. Cleaning your microwave with lemon and vinegar are traditional methods, but using a doll to do the job for you is pretty new. Always be aware of the fact that you should clean your microwave at least once in 2 weeks depending on how heavy your usage is.