Clean in Seconds Flat

The Microwave. It ranks high on the list of man's great time saving inventions. Cancer-causing, killer-death, energy waves aside, the microwave has simplified the culinary experience.

They are a mainstay in most American homes. Heating, re-heating, de-frosting, popping, steaming, these babies see a lot of action. Have you looked at the inside of your microwave lately?

I like to clean. I like putting my food into a clean microwave, but spending hours scrubbing and rubbing to keep the it clean-not for me. Besides, many of the chemicals you clean other parts of the house with can be toxic. Remember we are taking about a machine that heats up the food you'll eat.

I have a tried and true, quick and easy method that gets my unit squeaky clean in minutes.

You'll need:
  • A microwave safe bowl
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of white vinegar (optional)


Place water and vinegar in the bowl (vinegar is a great natural cleaner for the home) and place the bowl in the microwave for 5 minutes. The steam from the mixture should loosen the caked on food. Remove the bowl and wipe down the inside of the microwave.

That's it! The process from start to finish takes about 20 minutes depending on the condition of the microwave.


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