The microwave

A microwave oven is a must-have appliance in the kitchen of any home or the dining room of any office. In fact, it is so indispensable that this marvel is used by 75% of the world’s population who need to heat food at least once in their lives.

However, despite this truth, almost the same percentage of this population does not adequately clean their microwave oven. It is not enough just to wipe it with a damp cloth on the outside and inside. NO!

The microwave oven can become a source of bacteria if it is not cleaned properly and can even contaminate and damage foods, the most common being the change in taste.

Want an example? Try heating your favorite food after someone uses the microwave oven to heat up a fish.

Then, as we told you and we’ll tell you again, cleaning the microwave oven is much more than just wiping it down.

Here’s how you DO clean it.

The microwave oven can be cleaned in two steps. The first and most fundamental step is internal cleaning.

To do this, you must enter a glass filled with water mixed with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and let it heat for at least 5 minutes so that the steam from the solution helps to loosen all the fat and dirt accumulated inside the oven while helping to eliminate bacteria and bad odor. Once the time is up, wait another minute before opening the microwave oven door.

Then, remove the dish from its place and wash it in the dishwasher. As for the interior of the microwave oven, watch how all the fat is now “melted” and use an absorbent towel, sponge or cotton cloth to remove everything until there is nothing left.

If there are any stained areas, you can add baking soda and scrub well with a sponge to remove them. Finally, re-clean the inside of the microwave oven (now you can) with a damp cloth to rinse the whole area. Put the dish back in its place (previously washed and dried) and you can finish the first step.

The second step is easier and is to clean the outside of your microwave oven. To begin with, you should unplug it from the outlet to avoid any possible accidents or electrical shocks.

Then, with a cotton cloth previously moistened with water and a dishwasher, clean the whole exterior, rubbing gently. Be sure to clean the corners where dirt accumulates, also the top and bottom. Now, take a sponge and remove all the soapy moisture with the dirt and finally wipe the whole area with a cloth moistened with water only. As for the glass panel, it is ideal to use liquid glass cleaner and to scrub with a damp cloth or a small lazy cloth. If you don’t have any of that on hand, use disinfectant to clean that surface and remove with newspaper until dry. It will be shiny.

Repeat this process at least once a week and you’ll be ensuring a microwave oven free of germs, bacteria and contaminants that can damage your food and harm your health.

– The microwave oven should not only be cleaned with a damp cloth; it should also be cleaned in a way that keeps it bacteria free and suitable for your food.

* There you heat your food; it must be very clean.

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