Best Practices for Cleaning Microwave Drawer Ovens

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Microwave drawer ovens have become increasingly popular in modern kitchens because of their sleek design and space-saving functionality. Much like any kitchen appliance, they require regular cleaning to maintain optimal performance and hygiene. A dirty microwave drawer oven not only looks unsightly but can also affect the taste and smell of your food. From splattered sauces to stubborn food residues, the interior of your microwave drawer oven can quickly accumulate grime if not cleaned regularly.

Fortunately, with the right techniques and a little elbow grease, keeping your microwave drawer oven clean and fresh can be a straightforward task.

Today, we will explore step-by-step instructions and effective cleaning methods for cleaning a microwave drawer oven, leaving you with a spotless and odor-free appliance. Whether you’re dealing with minor spills or baked-on messes, these tips can help you tackle cleaning challenges and keep your kitchen shining.

Say goodbye to grimy appliances and hello to a sparkling clean microwave drawer with our comprehensive cleaning guide.

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Cleaning microwave drawer oven front door


The outside surface may be precoated metal and glass. Clean the outside with mild soap and water; rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any type of household or abrasive cleaner.

Exterior – Stainless Steel Surface

The exterior should be wiped often with a soft damp cloth and polished with a soft dry cloth to maintain its beauty. There are also a variety of products designed especially for cleaning and shining the stainless exterior of the oven.

We recommend that the cleaner be applied to a soft cloth and then carefully used on the stainless exterior rather than sprayed directly onto it. Follow package directions carefully.

Front Side of the Drawer

Wipe the window on both sides with a soft damp cloth to remove any spills or spatters. Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a soft damp cloth.

Avoid the use of spray and other harsh cleaners as they may stain, streak, or dull the drawer surface.


Cleaning microwave drawer oven control panel

Touch Control Panel

If desired, the touch pads may be deactivated before cleaning. Wipe the panel with a cloth dampened slightly with water only. Dry with a soft cloth. Do not scrub or use any sort of chemical cleaners. Close the drawer and follow directions for turning the Control Lock off.


Cleaning microwave drawer oven inside


Spatters may occur because of moisture and grease. Wash immediately after use with hot, soapy water. Rinse and polish dry. Harder-to-remove spatters may occur if the oven is not thoroughly cleaned or if there is a long time/high-temperature cooking

Before cleaning the Microwave Drawer, touch and hold the STOP/CLEAR pad for 3 seconds to lock the control pad and the automatic door mechanism. The drawer can be locked in either the open or closed position. The display will show LOCK ON. This will prevent the drawer from accidentally opening or closing during cleaning.
After cleaning, touch and hold the STOP/CLEAR pad for 3 seconds to turn the lock off. The display will show LOCK OFF.
Cleaning is easy because no heat is generated to the interior surfaces; therefore, there is no baking and setting of spills or spattering.

To clean the interior surfaces, including drawer sealing surfaces, wipe with a soft damp cloth.


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IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE ABRASIVE OR HARSH CLEANERS OR SCOURING PADS. For heavier soil, use mild soap; wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use any chemical oven cleaners.

Microwave Drawer Guides

Remove the food crumbs from the drawer guides. WIpde with a soft dry cloth in order to keep the Sharp Microwave Drawer Oven opening and closing smoothly.


Odor Removal

Occasionally, a cooking odor may remain in the Sharp Microwave Drawer™ Oven. To remove odor, combine 1 cup water, grated peel, and juice of one lemon and several whole cloves in a 2-cup glass microwave-safe measuring cup. Boil for several minutes using 100% power. Leave in the Sharp Microwave Drawer™ Oven until the water cools. Wipe the interior with a soft cloth.

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