Microwaves are convenient and so easy to use. They make mealtime a little less hectic and snack time a breeze but they can be difficult to clean. Food splatters all over the inside and occasionally something will burst open to make a really big mess. For many people, cleaning them after each use or spill is not an option and the food tends to get baked on. However, that doesn’t mean you have to scrub until your fingers are sore to get it clean.
Instead, follow these three simple steps to a clean microwave:
- Heat a small microwavable bowl filled with half water and half white vinegar for two or three minutes. You want it to heat up enough to produce steam. Don’t open the door when the timer goes off to keep the steam inside.
- After a couple of minutes, open the door and remove the bowl and turntable plate so you can wipe down the inside with a clean damp cloth. You may be surprised at how easy the food comes off.
- Use a mild detergent or cleaning solution to wipe down the outside of the microwave to remove dust, debris and those greasy fingerprints that seems to always show up on the keypad.
As the steam moves around inside the microwave it loosens up the stuck on food. As a result, it’s easy to clean with little to no scrubbing. That means no damage to the microwave and not so much elbow grease for you!