The easiest way to quickly clean a microwave at home is to use chemical products designed to remove fat. Many companies produce such household chemicals, while more often expensive options are not much different from cheap ones, so you can purchase the product according to your own capabilities.
As a rule, cleaning chemistry for microwave ovens is available in the form of a liquid in a spray bottle. The procedure is reduced to the fact that the tool is sprayed only on the bottom or on all the walls of the microwave, after which the necessary time is indicated, indicated in the instructions. Then the surface of the device is wiped with a damp cloth and then dry, as a result of which the fat spots and the smell of burning inside the microwave oven are easily removed.
The most popular means by which you can get rid of the fat and smell of burning in the microwave:
- filtero Express;
- top House;
- magic Power.
Household chemicals should be used carefully, all actions must be performed according to the instructions. As a rule, solutions contain alkali, therefore it is necessary to clean the microwave with rubber gloves. In addition, you need to ensure that the tool does not fall on the important elements of the device.
Not all housewives like to use household chemicals to clean the microwave, as there is a perception that such solutions are harmful for food, which will be prepared in the appliance in the future. For this reason, still popular folk remedies for getting rid of fat and the smell of burning at home.Some modern microwave models have a self-cleaning function. If it is not there, you can independently simplify your task by putting a bowl of water into the device for a few minutes and turning it on at maximum power.
The most common way to clean a microwave from old fat and the smell of burning is to use the fruit of any fresh citrus, for example, lemon, orange or grapefruit. The fruit must be cut into slices of medium size, put in a dish that can be used for a microwave, add water and put into the device at maximum power for 5-20 minutes. After that, you need to wait the same amount of time without opening the door of the microwave oven, and then remove the citrus container. You should get rid of the softened fat with a damp sponge and a dry rag, after such cleaning the device will not only shine, but also exude a pleasant sourish aroma.
Fresh fruit can be replaced with soluble citric acid powder. To do this, dilute it in water at a ratio of 1:10, pour the resulting solution into a suitable dish and put it in a microwave for 5-20 minutes. Citric acid will clean the device as effectively as fresh fruit, but will not give a pleasant aroma.
A less popular, but equally effective way to get rid of dirt inside the microwave at home is table vinegar. It is necessary to mix 2 tablespoons of acid with a glass of water and put in a suitable dish in the microwave for maximum mode. Acetic acid will help soften stubborn fat, after which it will be possible to wash the device without difficulty. This method should be used only in a well-ventilated area or in the presence of a good exhaust, as the smell of vinegar will soar in the kitchen for a long time.
Baked soda is a proven remedy against fat and odor, with which you can wash almost any surface in the kitchen. First, you can pour a small amount of soda powder on a wet sponge and clean all contaminated areas inside the microwave. This method is not suitable for appliances with a ceramic coating, since soda is a fine abrasive that can scratch brittle material. Secondly, you can dissolve a tablespoon of soda in a glass of water, pour the solution into a suitable dish and put it in the microwave for a few minutes. After the time, the walls of the device can be easily cleaned from dirt without damaging the surface.
For diligent and patient hostesses, a simpler, but time-consuming option for cleaning at home is suitable. To clean the microwave and get rid of the smell of burning, you need to prepare a soap solution using dishwashing liquid or laundry soap. In the resulting liquid you need to moisten the sponge and clean it all contaminated areas, if desired, you can leave the solution on the walls for a few minutes. After the time, it is necessary to clean the inner surface of the device, leaving no solution on the walls.
If you need to get rid of the smell of burning in the microwave, you can use regular table salt. It is necessary to pour a small amount of it on a plate and leave overnight in the microwave, not including. If the odor is persistent, activated carbon tablets crushed into powder can be used in the same way.