By Erin Huffstetler | 04/07/2021 | 2 Comments
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Here’s how to quickly and easily clean your microwave, no matter how long it’s been since you last cleaned it, or what you’ve managed to blow up since then.
This method is so effective, it’ll clean a microwave that looks like this in five minutes or less. All of that stuck on food just magically wipes off, without a bunch of scrubbing or toxic chemicals. Try it once, and you’ll never go back to the way you were doing it before.
How to Steam Clean a Microwave With Vinegar
What You’ll Need:
- White vinegar (apple cider vinegar will work in a pinch)
- A small bowl
- A cleaning rag, sponge or paper towels
What You Do:
Fill a small bowl with white vinegar, and microwave it on high for two minutes.
Then, dip a cleaning rag, sponge or paper towel into the vinegar, and use it to wipe down all the inside surfaces of the microwave – walls, floor, turn table, ceiling, door. The vinegar will be very hot, so be careful not to burn yourself.
All of that previously stuck on food should just wipe away.
By heating up the vinegar, you are steam cleaning the inside of the microwave. This softens up all that cooked on food, making it easy to remove. Vinegar is an excellent degreaser, sanitizer and odor-eliminator, so using the hot vinegar to wipe down the microwave also eliminates any grease, germs and burnt food odors. Simple, but effective.
Before you call the job done, take a second to wipe down the front of the microwave with the hot vinegar. It’s just the thing to remove fingerprints and leave the door streak-free. It’s even safe to use on stainless steel.
If you have any vinegar left over when you’re finished, use it to wipe down your stove, or any other greasy surfaces in your kitchen. It’s the ultimate degreaser. Just don’t use it to clean any solid stone surfaces; it’s likely to damage them.
How to Steam Clean a Microwave Without Vinegar
Out of vinegar, or just don’t like the smell of it? Then, use a bowlful of lemon juice instead. It’ll do the same job, and leave your microwave smelling lemony fresh.
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