- Take a microwave safe bowl and fill it half full with water. Add the juice of a lemon. Set it inside and turn the microwave on for 5 minutes. The water will turn to steam and the steam will soften up all those food spills and splatters. The lemon helps to absorb the smells. Once it finishes, let it sit for two minutes with the door closed.
- Carefully remove the bowl as the water will be extremely hot. Also remove the turn plate. Wipe down the walls with a damp cloth, everything should come off easily.
- Wash turn plate in warm soapy water, dry and return to the microwave.
My microwave is very old, but due to regular cleanings and my husband's handyman work on it, it works perfectly, and looks good for a 20 year old model!
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