By Mrs. Mathis
Image by jmv Since you cannot yet go to your local supermarket and purchase baking soda microwave cleaner, you may be wondering how to clean a microwave with baking soda in its natural state. That’s because cleaning the microwave with baking soda works on several different levels.
First, a baking soda microwave cleaner would be good for the environment because it would need no harsh chemicals to work. Also, it is possible that a baking soda microwave cleaner could cost less to make and therefore buy. Finally, if you were cleaning the microwave with baking soda and accidentally left behind some residue, you would not have to be concerned about it producing noxious or harmful gases.
Here are several ideas on how to clean a microwave with baking soda.
- Dip a damp cloth in a little baking soda to gently polish the outside of the microwave.
- Try cleaning the microwave with baking soda mixed with a little water to make a paste. Dip a clean toothbrush in the mix and use the brush to clean the gasket around the door. Rinse well.
- Rub a little baking soda into a baked on stain. Remove as much as you can this way, then spray what is left with vinegar. Wait until the mixture stops bubbling and wipe again. Repeat until the stain is gone.
- If you have a removable tray, cleaning the microwave with baking soda can be even easier. Just place the tray in a sink with hot water and baking soda and let it soak overnight. Rinse it well the next way.
- If you have cooked something foul smelling in it recently and can’t get rid of the odor, sprinkle some baking soda in the microwave and leave it overnight. Brush it out before you cook again and you should be rid of any unpleasant smells.