Your microwave has a hidden compartment that you should be cleaning out

Most of us have a microwave in our home to heat up our meals every now and again.

However, did you know that there's a hidden compartment you should be cleaning?

Well apparently there is, according to one mum.

She took to TikTok to suggest that people should be cleaning or replacing the filters in your microwave every six months.

The parent, who posts under handle @mamaknowsbest, shared a video where she gave people a step-by-step guide on how to properly clean the charcoal microwave filter.

She first removed the top plastic piece from her microwave, which unveiled the dirty microwave filter.

Then she removed the filter and soaked it in sudsy water in her sink.

The woman also took a soapy sponge and used it to clean the plastic filter cover she removed at the start of the video along with the surrounding areas on the microwave.

However, if you don't fancy cleaning your microwave filter, there’s no need to worry.

You can instead buy a new microwave filter to replace the dirty one.

The woman simply said she was cleaning her filter while she was waiting for the delivery of a new one.

People people were shocked by the information, as some even admitted they didn’t know microwaves had filters.

One social media user admitted she was “almost positive” that she'd never replaced her microwave’s filter and added that she was “afraid to look.”

While another person felt shamed, adding: “TikTok just continues to tell me how useless I truly am as an adult.”

Others were confused though as they said they didn't have a removable piece on their microwave.

This may be because these types of filters are usually found in over-the-range microwaves and not ones that sit on the countertop.

The Whirlpool website reads: “Most over-the-range microwaves have a grease filter, as well as a charcoal filter that helps reduce odours.”

Another cleaning hack that recently wowed TikTok user was from another woman, who says she cleans her bathroom tiles with a razor blade.

Who knew you could use it for that, eh?

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