The Voice of the Microwave


This mess would easily add $60 to your house clean.

Sometimes a microwave explosion speaks louder than words. I have yet to see a microwave as bad as the one pictured above, but anyone not using a microwave protector makes our job more difficult.


This is a more typical scenario. Cooking uncovered pizza, pizza rolls and lasagna dishes are top culprits. What makes it worse is when a client fail to clean up the explosion and continue to use the microwave. It embeds and hardens the food debris even more.

ENTER…My Magic Mop. Don’t count on us to clean up this mess without an additional cost.

We assume common sense prevails in microwave use and if it doesn’t, plan on paying for your lack thereof. Cleaning the interior of a microwave can add as much as 30 minutes to your house clean time. In relative terms, that would be around $15 to clean this mess, maybe more.

Here are a couple of quick pointers in keeping your microwave in tip-top shape to avoid extra charges on cleaning day:

  • Grab a handful of paper towels. Wet them and throw them inside the microwave.
  • Run the microwave on HIGH for 3-5 minutes.
  • The steam from the towels softens the dirt and grime. Wait until they cool down adequately then use them to wipe down the inside of the microwave.

Second option:

  • Steam is a superb method for cleaning any food which is stuck on to the walls and platter of your microwave.
  • Another line of attack is to fill a glass, heatproof bowl with water. Blast it on HIGH for 2 minutes then leave the door closed for a further 2 minutes.
  • The steam will have reconstituted the ingrained dirt and you’ll find it incredibly easy to wipe off.