How to Clean a Microwave

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

Cleaning the Interior


Wipe away crumbs and stains from the inside of the microwave using a damp paper towel.

Remove remaining food and stains by gently scraping them away with a dull blade or a fingernail.

Spray with an all-purpose cleaner.

Wipe away cleaner with paper towels.

Repeat, if necessary.

Wipe dry with a clean paper towel.

Cleaning the Exterior

Spray the exterior of the microwave with all-purpose cleaner.

Wipe away cleaner with a paper towel.

Spray the exterior window with glass cleaner.

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.