5 Signs You Need to Clean Your Microwave

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If any of these descriptions fit your microwave, you probably need to clean it
Clean Your Microwave Now!
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It’s probably been too long. Go clean your microwave.

You can’t identify a singular smell. All of the smells have meshed into one super-smell and you know the candle you light when guests come over isn’t helping.

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More food than microwave wall. Let’s be real. When you bought the microwave it was white, and now it’s… brown? You probably need a chisel-like object to get the food off the walls of the microwave.

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Be afraid. You’re legitimately afraid to pick up the rotating plate. Because you can’t figure out what dripped or how long ago it happened.

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Epic Fail. So the mug cake you experimented with over the winter was a fail. If you still have the proof mid-spring, you should probably do something about it.

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Memory Lapse. The ultimate sign that you need to clean your microwave is if you cannot remember the last time you cleaned it.

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No more excuses. Go do something about that dirty microwave.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and was inspired by the true story of the beyond-dirty microwave at the office. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.