I usually don’t let my microwave get too dirty because it’s so easy to clean. But when I see a dirty microwave, I use it as a way to teach people how to clean a microwave in 2 easy steps. You got that right. It’s only 2 steps and they’re both easy.


Step 1: Fill a bowl up with water, place in the microwave and turn that dirty thing on for 5 minutes. Note: I put my bowl on a plate, it makes the bowl easier to remove from the microwave. Look, you can do what you want, but after you’ve had scalding water burn your hand because you thought you’d skip putting the bowl on a plate, you’ll put the damn bowl on a plate. Just sayin’

Step 2: Remove bowl and wipe the filthy, no-good, dirty microwave clean with a rag. Or  a paper towel, or a sponge. Or, maybe, use the shirt of the person who forgot to cover their food that splattered all over the microwave you just cleaned two weeks ago. Whatever works here, really. And, I actually like to use the hot water from my bowl to dampen the cloth I’m using. I use a paper towel. I love paper towels.  It’s amazing how no matter what kind of cloth you use, the filth just wipes clean. It’s the condensation from the water. I’m like a scientist here.

Step 3: There is no Step 3. I told you this was 2 steps, so I made it 2 steps.

Step 4: You are welcome. Now go clean a dirty microwave, someone will love you for it.

8 Thoughts on “How to clean a microwave in 2 easy steps

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  2. Good tip. A bit of vinegar can mixed in with the water can help when the mess in the microwave is a bit more stubborn. Although, I’ll admit, it doesn’t really smell that great.

  3. awesome thanks my husband and 13 year old twins always give me a hard time i have 3 microwave in my home they never cover food and give me tough time . i spend lots of time to clean all my microwave. right now after comment i am going to try your way.


  4. Krista on March 26, 2014 at 2:40 pm said:

    Pour several teaspoons of lemon juice or a few lemon slices in the water and your whole kitchen will smell good. The acidity in the lemon also helps with those really tough spots.

  5. Jett on June 18, 2014 at 9:31 am said:

    I can’t help but read your blog and pick up on little things you say that just crack me up. Good advice, I use this constantly.

    I’m impressed with the “it’s not what was in the box” comment on your photo. I never thought a Seven reference would fall into a clean microwave tutorial…

    Things like that are really making me scroll more and more – laughing all the way!

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