How to Clean and Deodorize Your Microwave

by Build .com

With all of the food we heat in our microwave, it's no surprise that it can begin to smell a little funky. Here's a smart and simple way to clean and deodorize the inside of your microwave.


  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Place 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a microwave-safe bowl.

    Step 2

    Add about a cup of water.

    Step 3

    Put the bowl in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.

    Step 4

    The baking soda will absorb the odors, while the steam will loosen the caked-on food and oil on the walls of the microwave.

    Step 5

    Remove the bowl, and wipe the microwave down with a rag or paper towel.

    Step 6

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