How Do I Clean a Stainless Steel Microwave Interior?

Stainless steel microwaves add a modern, professional touch to any kitchen. The non-porous stainless steel interior repels food stains and odors. Maintain your stainless steel microwave's mirrorlike shine with regular cleaning, especially after cooking foods that tend to splatter. A clean microwave interior will lead to better heating performance and a longer appliance life.

Step 1

Add 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup water to a microwave-safe bowl.

Step 2

Place the bowl in the stainless steel microwave and heat it to a boil. Turn the microwave off, and leave the door shut for five to 10 minutes. During this time, the vinegar steam will loosen any food residue as it sits.

Step 3

Open the microwave door and carefully remove the bowl and turntable.

Step 4

Dampen a sponge or cloth with warm water and wring it out. Wipe the stainless steel interior to remove any food particles or residue. Dry the interior with a towel.

Step 5

Place the turntable in the sink and wash it with a sponge and 1/2 tsp. dish soap. Rinse the turntable thoroughly and dry it with a towel.

Step 6

Place the turntable back in the stainless steel microwave and shut the door.


Melissa Rae

Melissa Rae has been a writer since 2008, specializing in home-and-garden, business, technology and education topics. Rae holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Herzing University.