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How do I clean the inside of the microwave? It is stained from popcorn.

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DO NOT use SOS pads! They are made of STEEL WOOL and will remove the protective finish inside the oven cavity. Without the protective coating, the microwave can arc internally and ruin the magnetron. Use the green scrub pads you find in the dish detergent section of your local grocery store. They are considered non-abrasive. Use the green scrub pads along with a non-abrasive cleaner such as Soft-Scrub or 409. Wipe clean with a fresh water and dry with a clean cloth.

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The easiest way to clean your microwave is to put a solution of 2 tablespoons baking soda in 1 cup water in a microwave-safe container and cook on High for 2-3 minutes. Leave container inside the microwave for a few minutes. Remove the container, then wipe down the microwave's moist interior with a damp cloth.
You may also add half a cup vinegar to the mixture before heating if you wish.
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Sos pads will do it

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