Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Clean your microwave!

Sadly, my microwave doesn't get cleaned very often. Confession: I don't think I've cleaned it since we moved in (July 2010) until today!  It was funk nasty, but it didn't occur to me to take a before picture. Just trust me. It was bad.

So, how did I go from nasty to this in less than 3 minutes, with no chemicals or scrubbing?

Answer: I filled a mug 3/4 with plain tap water and nuked it for 5 minutes. The mess wipes right out, in under 3 minutes (obviously the 3 minutes doesn't include the steam time).

Thanks to the random sister at church years ago who taught me this trick.  Wish I could remember who you are right now!


Kristina P. said...

I tried this before we moved, and it didn't work!! We had some baked on stuff!

MamaBear said...

just don't try to remove the mug of water with bare hands. i did that when i was at our other sister's house 2 years ago and burned myself just nicely. but her micro was clean! :o

Jessica G. said...

I've done this before! (And I probably need to do it again…)
Also, whenever my in-laws visit, she cleans my microwave. I don't take it personally…it's just something she likes to do, along with rearranging my linen closet.