Easy & Effective Microwave Cleaning

One cleaning job I despise is cleaning the dreaded microwave. It has so many little crevices that you never know are there UNTIL they are caked in food. Plus, how does food get UNDER the spinning plate. However my hatred for a gross microwave out ways not wanting to clean it. I can not stand to be in the kitchen with a dirty microwave, it just disgusts me.

Typically I heat a cup of water for a few minutes in the microwave, remove the spinning plate to wash in the sink, then spray the microwave with kitchen cleaner, and scrub it all clean. Typically takes me about 10-15 minutes to get it all clean.

Well we had heated leftovers, that happened to all consist of red sauces (ugh!!) so I woke this morning and had to clean the microwave right away. I decided I would try a pin I had seen a while back.

1-photo (25)(I can’t believe I am showing you all this…it was BAD!! Eeekkk!!)

Heat 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar, plus a squeeze of lemon juice, in a microwave safe container for 4 minutes in the microwave. Leave it in the microwave for 2 minutes to let the steam loosen up the gunk. Then I dipped my wash cloth in the water/vinegar mix (be careful it is hot) and wiped the microwave down. Grabbed a paper towel to wipe it all dry. And DONE!! Seriously no scrubbing involved!!

1-photo (26)(Now this is MUCH better! I LOVE a clean microwave!!)

It literally took me maybe three minutes to wipe with the wash cloth and then dry with a paper towel, including the spinning plate and under the plate!! Oh and it smelt much better than the kitchen cleaner I usually use! I wasn’t overwhelmed with cleaning fumes nor did I have to spend FOREVER cleaning every crevice! It all just wiped right out and was left smelling fresh!

I will be using this method from now on! I give this pin 5 stars! Now go try it for yourself!



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  1. I really need to clean my microwave. And this is exactly how I’m going to do it! EasyPeasy 🙂

  2. Niiiiiiiiiice!

  3. Oh my word, I need to try this! My microwave needs to be cleaned so I might give this a try today!


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