- How to clean a microwave oven
- MD, MDD, MWD, MC, MS, MW24, and MWC24 microwave cleaning suggestions
- How to remove sticker residue or odor from a microwave
- Interior and exterior cleaning suggestions for a microwave
Warm water and mild soap should remove most residue from a microwave oven.
- In the rare instance that sticker residue is left behind after removing manufacturer stickers, use a citrus-based cleaner like Goo Gone or Goo Off.
- Follow package directions.
- Cleaning is easy because little heat is generated to the interior surfaces. Therefore, there is no baking and setting of spills or spatters.
- To clean interior surfaces, wipe with a soft cloth and warm water.
- Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners or scouring pads.
- For heavier soil, use baking soda or a mild soap. Rinse thoroughly with hot water.
- Do not use chemical oven cleaners.
- For drawer models, the drawer is not fully removable for cleaning. Clean while open.
Turntable (if equipped)
- The turntable and turntable support can be removed for easy cleaning.
- Wash turntable, turntable support, and accessory racks in water with a mild soap.
- They are also dishwasher safe.
- Use upper rack of dishwasher for the turntable support.
- For stubborn stains, use a mild cleanser and a non-abrasive scouring sponge.
- The turntable motor shaft is not sealed, so excess water or spills should not be allowed to stand in this area.
- Remove the food crumbs from the drawer guides.
- Wipe with a soft dry cloth in order to keep the Drawer Microwave opening and closing smoothly.
- Occasionally, a cooking odor may linger in the microwave oven.
- To remove the odor, combine 1 cup (240 mL) water, grated peel and juice of one lemon, and several whole cloves in a 2-cup (480 mL) glass measuring cup.
- Boil for several minutes using 100% power.
- Leave in the oven until cool.
- Wipe the interior with a soft cloth.
- Clean exterior surfaces of the microwave oven with mild soap and water. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
- Do not use any type of household or abrasive cleaner.
- Wipe the window on both sides with a soft damp cloth to remove any spills or spatters.
- If there is a spill or stain in between the glass panes, it may require a new door.
- Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a soft damp cloth.
- Avoid the use of spray and other harsh cleaners as they may stain, streak, or dull the door surface.
- Do not remove the trim kit for cleaning, if installed.
- Care should be taken in cleaning the touch control panel.
- If the control panel becomes soiled, open the door to inactivate the oven controls before cleaning or turn off the unit before cleaning.
- Wipe the panel with a cloth dampened slightly with water only.
- Dry with a soft cloth.
- Do not scrub or use chemical cleaners.
- Close door and touch STOP/CLEAR, or close drawer, turn control lock off, and touch STOP/CLEAR.
Stainless Steel Surfaces
- The stainless steel trim should be wiped often with a soft damp cloth and polished with a soft dry cloth to maintain its beauty.
- There are also a variety of products designed especially for cleaning and shining stainless steel.
- We recommend that the cleaner be applied to a soft cloth and then carefully wiped over the stainless steel trim, rather than applied directly to it.
- Follow package directions.
- Disconnect the power cord before cleaning, or leave the door open to inactivate the oven during cleaning.
- The waveguide cover, found inside the oven interior, is made from mica, so it requires special care.
- Keep the waveguide cover clean to make sure of good microwave performance.
- Carefully wipe the surface of the cover with a soft damp cloth to remove any food spatters immediately after they occur.
- Built-up spatters may overheat and cause smoke or possibly catch fire.
- Do not remove the waveguide cover.
- Refer to Waveguide Cover Replacement for more information.
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