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post #1 of 12
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How often do you wipe out yours?

I admit that I'm notorious for not wiping it out on a daily basis and in fact I think I only do it about once per month. Tonight I decided to do it because it was looking quite dirty inside. I had to spray it with Fantastik and let it soak off the grime, LOL But now it's sparklng clean.
post #2 of 12
Usually every time i use ir or at least several times a week. Just to keep it really clean and once a week i take out the glass turntable and scrub it down really well. (i use lysol antibacterial cleaner - the yellow one- to clean ours out with usually). It's awful trying to clean out crusted on food in a microwave, so we try to keep ours really clean.
post #3 of 12
Oh, I'm supposed to wipe out the microwave?? Oppps! I'm really bad about that. Usually, if I can tell what I've eaten in the past month by the splatters, thats when it gets done. I'm no June Cleaver!
post #4 of 12
Not as often as I should!! I also need to clean some cereal out from underneath it!! I noticed the other day.....
post #5 of 12
Um... never? LOL I rarely clean anything minus the litterbox.
post #6 of 12
The easiest way I've found to clean the microwave is to put a big bowl of water in, turn it on high, and let the water boil over! The steam softens anything that's dried on, and it comes off much more easily.

I also keep a box of baking soda in mine, to keep odors from settling in.
post #7 of 12
Not often enough. It's overdue
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
The easiest way I've found to clean the microwave is to put a big bowl of water in, turn it on high, and let the water boil over! The steam softens anything that's dried on, and it comes off much more easily.
I just saw this online where they had cleaning tips
post #9 of 12
At least once a week--I remove the turntable and ring, wash them, and wipe down the insidde, including the inside of the door, with vinegar and water. If something splatters, I always wipe it off immediately. I also use the vinegar/H2O on the outside; it makes it sparkle.

I guess one should do this every day, but who the heck has time for that???

MargeCat
post #10 of 12
A few times a week, I make home made microwave pop corn so the butter gets all over the inside when I use it.

The easiest way to clean it is put a big pitcher of water inside and let it boil for 5-6 minutes. It should soften any stuck on yucky stuff.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
The easiest way I've found to clean the microwave is to put a big bowl of water in, turn it on high, and let the water boil over! The steam softens anything that's dried on, and it comes off much more easily.

I also keep a box of baking soda in mine, to keep odors from settling in.
Thats a great idea! I usually wipe mine out once a week and wash the tray thats in there the same time- I just throw it in the dishwasher.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
Oh, I'm supposed to wipe out the microwave?? Oppps! I'm really bad about that. Usually, if I can tell what I've eaten in the past month by the splatters, thats when it gets done. I'm no June Cleaver!
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Not as often as I should!! I also need to clean some cereal out from underneath it!! I noticed the other day.....
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Originally Posted by Moz View Post
Um... never? LOL I rarely clean anything minus the litterbox.
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
Not often enough. It's overdue
Nice to know I'm in good company.
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