Cleaning the microwave! how to remove burns and oil stains

Cleaning the microwave

A microwave oven is one of the most frequently used home appliances. The inside of the microwave oven smells bad if you leave it without cleaning the dirt that has boiled over during heating or has been burnt in the oven. This time, I will introduce how to clean the inside of the refrigerator easily and how to remove the smell.

Do you clean your microwave?

Why You Need to Clean Your Microwave

A “microwave” is often used to heat food on a daily basis. How often do you take care of it and clean it? Even if you think you’re using it cleanly, the inside of the microwave can get oily and smelly, and when you open it, it stinks! What a thing to say. If you leave it unattended, you will notice that it is stubbornly dirty, full of odors, and hygiene is also a concern.

do you use detergent?

Microwave grease stains are acidic, so cleaning with an alkaline detergent is effective for stains. However, if you use an alkaline detergent, the coating inside the microwave oven will peel off. , it is recommended to use detergent substitutes.

What you can use to clean the microwave: Baking soda

①Characteristics of baking soda

Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. Since it is weakly alkaline, it removes acid stains such as grease and finger marks.

*Characteristics of baking soda

Weak alkaline Gentle on hand skin insoluble in water polish with particles
has a dehumidifying effect has a deodorizing effect


② How to use for cleaning


make a paste When moistened with water and kneaded into a paste, the corners of the fine particles are rounded to prevent damage to the cleaning object.
Sprinkle If you sprinkle it as it is, it will absorb moisture and attract dust and dirt
. For cleaning sofas, etc.
mix with citric acid Mixing citric acid and sodium bicarbonate water to generate carbon dioxide
makes it easier to remove dirt such as sebum.
Place and deodorize Place the baking soda in the container as it is to neutralize and
decompose the smell of the shoe box. Effective against mold


Do not use on aluminum materials!

Baking soda is suitable for removing burnt marks in microwave ovens and cleaning oil stains, but it cannot be used for removing burnt items such as aluminum pans. This is because the sodium bicarbonate component of baking soda and aluminum cause a chemical reaction that causes it to turn black. So don’t use it on aluminum.

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③ How to use for cleaning the microwave oven

To clean the microwave, use a mixture of water and baking soda. For stubborn burns and greasy stains, a paste of baking soda and citric acid is more effective.

What you can use to clean the microwave: citric acid

haracteristics of citric acid

Citric acid is the same sour component found in citrus fruits. It is commercially available in granule form.

*Characteristics of citric acid

dissolve limescale Soluble in water Used in beverages and medicines Has sterilizing effect
Acid component contained in lemons and pickled plums Eliminates ammonia odor


② How to use for cleaning


soak and wash You can pickle and wash what you want to disinfect.
make into a spray Since it is an acid, it can be dissolved in water to make a disinfectant spray.
For wiping the kitchen counter ◎
Combine with baking soda Combined with baking soda, it foams to
lift stubborn stains.
substitutable You can also use lemon or vinegar instead of citric acid.
Be careful as the vinegar will leave a strong smell.


No marble or stone materials!

Citric acid dissolves limescale, so it is ideal for cleaning around water, but it may dissolve marble, so please do not use citric acid on parts that use marble. Avoid using it on stone materials and marble, as stone materials may take away the luster of the surface.

③ How to use for cleaning the microwave oven

When cleaning the microwave oven, make a spray with citric acid and water, and wipe off the door etc. where water stains are formed with water droplets. If the inside of the cabinet is badly burnt or oily, use it in combination with baking soda.

Current cleaning flow

This time, we will clean it in a simple and easy way. By heating the baking soda water in the microwave and boiling it, the steam attaches to stubborn oil stains and stubborn burns and floats them. It’s easier to remove dirt than wiping or rubbing dry dirt, so I’m going to try it.

  1. Baking soda water in the microwave
  2. Thoroughly clean the inside of the warehouse
  3. Wipe the door and outside thoroughly

I will introduce it in this flow.

What to use to clean the microwave

This time I will clean it with baking soda water that can be easily made. Use baking soda, water, a melanin sponge, and a waste cloth. Use kitchen paper for the final wipe.

If it gets dirty, it can be washed and reused, so it’s good for such oil stains!

Microwave cleaning ① Make baking soda water and chin in the microwave!

How to make baking soda water

How to make baking soda water (materials)

  • Baking soda: 1-2 tablespoons (1 teaspoon if the dirt is light)
  • Water・・・200cc
  • heat resistant container

This time, the oil stains seemed persistent, so I added 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 200cc of water to deodorize. If you add too much baking soda, it will turn white when you wipe it off, so be careful.

Baking soda has the property of being difficult to dissolve in water, so was it mixed with water? Just mix baking soda and water, so it’s very easy to make.

Tips for making baking soda water

  • Do not add too much baking soda

Chin the baking soda water in the microwave!

Put the mixed sodium bicarbonate water in the microwave and heat it at 600w for 5 minutes. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes after finishing the chin! That ‘s it, it’s easy.

Yeah! ? That’s all! ? Will it really get dirty?

Believe in the power of baking soda! I’m going to be so beautiful after this~!

By the way, the sodium bicarbonate water during heating is boiling like this. ※As it is hot, please do not open it. This time I opened it for photography.

If you leave it as it is for about 15 minutes, the inside of the range will be soaked with condensation from the boiling sodium bicarbonate water. This is the correct answer because oil stains and burns are floating in this state.

The heat-resistant container may be hot without cooling completely, so be careful when taking it out. Do not throw away the baking soda water as you will still be using it.

Points when baking soda water in the microwave

  • Warm at 600w for 4-5 minutes
  • Let it sit for 10-15 minutes after
  • Do not throw away the soaked baking soda water as it will be used.

Cleaning the microwave oven ② Thoroughly wipe the inside of the oven

Baking soda itself is said to be gentle on the skin, but to wipe it clean, wear rubber gloves and wipe it with a waste cloth first.

First, carefully wipe the inside of the range that is wet with baking soda water.

Even if you just wipe it lightly, burns and oil stains that are not that persistent will follow. Stubborn stains can be wiped off with force or soaked in water containing sodium bicarbonate.

You can remove so much dirt just by wiping it lightly! ? Baking soda water is amazing!

If it doesn’t come off with kitchen paper

A melanin sponge is effective if it does not come off with kitchen paper or cloth. Scrub off while applying tinned baking soda water.

It’s really dirty… Rub it and wipe it with a cloth repeatedly, and after a certain amount of time, wipe it with water instead of sodium bicarbonate water. If you add too much baking soda and the inside of the microwave oven turns white, simply wipe it off with water and it will come off clean.

If you add too much baking soda and it turns white, just wipe it with water!

point of wiping

  • After using a certain amount of baking soda water, wipe off the finish with water
  • If it does not come off with kitchen paper, waste cloth, or cloth, use a melanin sponge.
  • If the inside of the microwave becomes pure white, wipe it off with water.

Microwave cleaning ③ Wipe the door and outside thoroughly

Dust tends to accumulate on the top of the microwave, so wipe it thoroughly with water and then dry it to finish.

The door is also quite dirty. Fingerprints are also noticeable. If you want to make it beautiful, let’s do Tokoton.

If you’re worried about dirt on the door, lightly wipe it with diluted sodium bicarbonate water and it will come off cleanly!

Points for wiping doors and outside

  • If there is no oil stains or stickiness, wet wiping → dry wiping is sufficient
  • If it is dirty, use baking soda water → wet wipe → dry wipe

Microwave Cleaning ④ Done! It’s clean now

The inside of a microwave oven that has been left uncleaned for two and a half months… It’s terribly dirty.  I usually clean it once a month, but if I postponed it, it would look like this… The inside of the microwave oven smelled bad, and it was the worst.

Well, it’s easy to remove stubborn oil stains and burns inside the microwave oven, and it’s clean. I’m happy that I can get rid of the unpleasant odors. world

Awesome! ! Not super pretty! So much dirt comes off just by wiping with baking soda water!

I got rid of the bad smell! It feels good to be beautiful.

Cleaning the inside of the microwave oven

  1. Drain the baking soda water and let it stand
  2. wipe until clean

It’s just that simple. Even so, it removes stubborn dirt and cleans it cleanly, so it is recommended. This time I used sodium bicarbonate water, but the method is the same for citric acid, so let’s try it with what you have at home.

Microwave cleaning extra: How to get rid of bad smells

Even if you use sodium bicarbonate water or citric acid water in a microwave oven and wipe it clean, the smell inside the microwave oven will be refreshed, but the persistent smell that still remains or after eating food that usually has a smell such as fish. , I will introduce recommended items that can be easily deodorized.

How to remove the smell (1) Use coffee grounds

Coffee grounds have countless holes like charcoal, so they absorb odors and have a deodorizing effect. For example, after drinking drip coffee, instead of throwing it away, put the coffee grounds on a heat-resistant plate and heat it at 600w for about 2 minutes. Recommended for

How to get rid of the smell (2) Use tea

The catechins contained in tea are said to have a deodorizing effect. Place the used tea leaves on a heat-resistant plate and heat it at 600w for about 1-2 minutes.

How to remove the smell (3) Use citrus peel

Citrus peels contain a substance called limonene. This limonene is said to have the power to dissolve oil, and the orange spray detergent you often see is famous for removing oil stains. Place the peel of a mandarin orange or lemon on a heat-resistant plate and heat it at 600w for about 2 minutes to give the inside of the microwave a nice citrus scent.


How was it? Cleaning your microwave is surprisingly easy and clean. Even with a lot of work, the dirt was removed in about 30 minutes, the appearance was clean, and the bad smell was eliminated, so it was all good. Please try it.

If it’s only 30 minutes, it shouldn’t be too much of a hassle!

I think I’ll try cleaning it soon!