I don’t use my microwave oven often. But when I do I am sure to make a mess. Food pops and spatters all over the inside of the microwave. If I don’t wipe it out immediately, then it hardens and crusts onto the surface. In the past I would pull out a heavy duty chemical spray and let is break down the grime before wiping it out. As I test out all of these amazing Pinterest Pins I have learned to put more trust into God made solutions. Water is actually really amazing at cleaning believe it or not! I feel ridiculous to say that, but I cannot believe how heavily I relied on chemicals that were not only bad for me but also expensive.
If you are like me and want to keep life simple, this is a great place to start! Water is a great way to Clean Your Microwave Without Chemicals.
How to Clean Your Microwave Without Chemicals
Place a cup of water into your microwave for about 5 minutes. The water will heat up and steam the inside. Then you can just wipe it all right out!
An additional tip by Unsophisticook is to add some vanilla extract into the water to spread a yummy aroma through your home.
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Yes it definitely works. My microwave wasn’t really to terribly dirty before. However, to play it fair I decided to FIRST wipe the microwave down with a dry paper towel. Leaving only the hard grime. I then placed the cup of water inside with the vanilla and turned it on for five minutes. I made myself a glass of tea, checked my email and was alerted to return by the sound of the microwave dinging.
Returning to the kitchen, I inhaled deeply, hoping to catch a pleasing vanilla aroma. But instead smelled nasty chemical-like stink. I am guessing it is my fault for being cheap. I didn’t have real vanilla extract but instead used cheap-o baker’s imitation vanilla.
I then opened the microwave, removed the glass cup filled with water and burned my hand. Remember, five minutes in the microwave means the water is boiling and if it is in a glass cup- the glass conducts heat very well. I probably need more sleep.
Regardless, my burnt hand grabbed a paper towel and easily wiped away all of the remaining crusted food splatters! It really worked!
So as it turns out, Water is a great way to Clean Your Microwave Without Chemicals. Just don’t use the cheap imitation vanilla and think your house will smell amazing.
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