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Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning with These Tips

I noticed that my microwave oven and refrigerator are in need of a good cleaning. Do you have any tips?
Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning with These Tips

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  • Microwaves often get overlooked in day-to-day cleaning, but you can get your microwave clean with just a few steps. Heat a microwave safe bowl filled with water on high for approximately four minutes. Remove bowl and use hot water and dish soap to wipe down the microwave interior. Dry with a fresh paper towel.
  • Clean the inside surfaces of your refrigerator with hot water and soap (such as mild dish detergent). Rinse with a damp cloth and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Do not use chlorine bleach, strong cleaners, or abrasives (such as Comet) near the refrigerator gaskets and seals.
  • See for more tips on cleaning other areas of your kitchen, such as your sink drains and countertops.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Featured in Food Wise March 2016 newsletter (PDF)

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