Wednesday, April 25, 2007
WFMW - Cleaning the Microwave

Around our house not everything that goes into the microwave gets covered up. As a result I sometimes open the microwave and marvel at how much food is splattered on the inside.

Instead of scrubbing until my elbow hurts, I partially fill a glass Pyrex measuring cup (I think mine holds about 2L) with water and add about 1/2 cup of vinegar. I put it in the microwave uncovered and cook on high for about 5 minutes. I let it sit in there for another 5-10 minutes and then simply wipe the inside of the microwave clean. The steam helps to loosen the food particles and the vinegar acts as a cleaner and deodorizer. It works for me!

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posted at 12:03 AM  

At 12:56 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Great tip! I'm gonna try this. The boys often leave explosive evidence whenever they use the microwave. :)

At 4:39 AM, Blogger Our Peculiar Life said...

I do the same thing, but with lemon juice instead of vinegar! Now I know what to use if I run out - Thanks! :-)

At 7:40 AM, Blogger Amy said...

A timely tip for me... I just exploded an egg in my microwave a little while ago while making breakfast for my DD! Luckily, it wipes out pretty easily when it's fresh. Next time I get some stuck-on food, I'll remember this tip.

At 8:20 AM, Blogger Lynette said...

I am definetly trying this one!

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Lynette said...

I am definetly trying this one. Thanks

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Rona's Home Page said...

Great tip. I was just telling our teen that I make a mental note to clean the microwave on Mondays. It sure does need to a weekly cleaning.

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Lori said...

Great tip! I need to try it today.

At 9:04 PM, Blogger Jen said...

I have read this a few times on wfmw. Now all I need to do is get off my behind and actually give it a try. Thanks for reminding me again about this great tip!!

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

That is such a great idea. I knew vinegar worked great for cleaning a coffee pot but hadn't heard of this. I'm definitely trying this one out. Oh and did you know that boiling vinegar & water in a frying pan can help clean up stuff hard to get off like after you cook eggs & don't clean it right away.


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