How to Clean the Interior of Your LG Microwave

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How to Clean the Interior of Your LG Microwave

Cleaning your LG microwave is crucial to maintaining its performance and ensuring food safety. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to effectively clean your LG microwave.

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Introduction

Maintaining a clean microwave is not only essential for food hygiene and safety, but it also extends the lifespan of your appliance. Regular cleaning prevents the build-up of food particles and odors.

Supplies Needed

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Water
  • Lemon or vinegar
  • Soft cloth or sponge
  • Mild detergent (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these simple steps to clean the interior of your LG microwave:

  1. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and add a few slices of lemon or a couple of tablespoons of vinegar.
  2. Place the bowl in the microwave and turn it on high power for several minutes until the window steams up.
  3. Allow the microwave to cool for a few minutes before opening the door.
  4. Remove the bowl and wipe the inside of the microwave with a soft cloth or sponge. For stubborn stains, you can use a few drops of mild detergent on the cloth.
  5. Wipe the rubber gasket around the door with a damp cloth to ensure a good seal.
  6. Clean the outside with a damp cloth and dry with a towel.

Safety Tips

Here are some important safety tips to remember when cleaning your microwave:

  • Always unplug the microwave before cleaning to avoid electric shock.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or steel wool as they can scratch the interior surfaces.
  • Avoid using bleach in your microwave as it can be too harsh.

Maintenance Tips

To keep your microwave in top condition, follow these maintenance tips:

  • Clean spills immediately to prevent them from baking on.
  • Regularly inspect the door seal for food particles and clean as necessary.
  • Keep the exterior free of dust and grease to maintain optimal performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I clean my LG microwave?

It’s recommended to clean the interior after heavy use or at least once a week to prevent odor and residue buildup.

Can I use commercial microwave cleaners?

Yes, commercial cleaners designed for microwaves are safe, but ensure they are free from harsh chemicals. Natural cleaners like lemon and vinegar are effective and safe alternatives.

What should I do if there’s a burnt smell after cleaning?

Try reheating the lemon water solution for longer, and leave the door open for a few hours to air out the interior.

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