How to Clean a Microwave

Microwaves make short work of cooking; now you can make short work of cleaning them.

Cleaning the Interior

  1. Wipe away crumbs and stains from the inside of the microwave using a damp paper towel.
  2. Remove remaining food and stains by gently scraping them away with a dull blade or a fingernail.
  3. Spray with an all-purpose cleaner.
  4. Wipe away cleaner with paper towels.
  5. Repeat, if necessary.
  6. Wipe dry with a clean paper towel.

Cleaning the Exterior

  1. Spray the exterior of the microwave with all-purpose cleaner.
  2. Wipe away cleaner with a paper towel.
  3. Spray the exterior window with glass cleaner.
  4. Wipe dry with a paper towel.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels
  • All-purpose Kitchens Cleaners
  • Glass Cleaner


  • Leave the microwave door open after cleaning to allow all traces of the cleaner to evaporate.

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