The microwave is an amazing kitchen appliance. It can heat up leftovers quickly, help make delicious snacks like popcorn, and so much more. The microwave doesn’t usually get dirty after one use (unless you’re reheating lasagna uncovered, of course), but food splatters and other residues can build up over time. Not to mention, if you wait too long nasty bacteria can grow in there too. This is why cleaning your microwave regularly is of the utmost importance! That said, if you have stuck-on food grime, cleaning the microwave with a little elbow grease isn’t always easy! That’s where this hack comes in. Even if your microwave is filthy this hack is not only going to help clean your microwave easily but quickly too! The best part? There’s barely any scrubbing required!
Check out the easiest way to clean a microwave:
For this hack, you are going to need white vinegar, water, a glass bowl or glass measuring cup, a wooden skewer or a wooden spoon, and a cloth.
First, combine equal parts white vinegar and water into a glass bowl (or glass measuring cup). If your microwave is really dirty we highly recommend 1 cup of each.
Next, insert a wooden spoon or skewer into the bowl. This step ensures that the vinegar and water mixture won’t overheat and accidentally explode.
Now you’ll want to place the bowl in the microwave and set it for 5-10 minutes. The time will vary depending on the power of your microwave. If you know your microwave is very powerful start with five minutes and vise versa.
Once the time is up, put on a pair of oven mitts and carefully remove the bowl.
Finally, wipe the inside of the microwave using a cloth or sponge. Any stuck-on food will now be soft and will wipe away effortlessly.
And there you have it, folks. That’s it, that’s all! So easy and you’ll never want to clean your microwave any other way again!
Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.
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