Shortly after moving out on my own, I was chatting with my mom and gushing over this awesome new product I'd discovered that made cleaning your microwave simple and easy. You know, you just heat up this little pouch and then use the moist cloth inside to wipe it out -- all for the price of $3.99 for a box of five!
I naively thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, so I was speechless when she literally laughed out loud at me.
After wiping the tears from her eyes, she asked me how much this miracle product cost and then informed me that there is an easier and much less expensive way to clean that baked on food -- water. Brilliant, isn't it?
How To Clean Your Microwave:
Cleaning your microwave is as simple as microwaving a cup of water for about three minutes (possibly more or a little less depending on your microwave). When it's done, the inside should be nice and steamy, and wiping out the grime inside will be practically effortless!
If it's not... say because one of your five kids tried to nuke a plate of spaghetti into oblivion -- just repeat the same routine until the inside of your appliance is shiny and clean.
Double Duty Cleaning:
Take this quick tip one step further to freshen your house up in the process. In the spring and summer I like to add a bit of citrus juice to the water, and in the fall and winter I add a few drops of pure vanilla extract. Clean your microwave and make your house smell delicious in five minutes!
Check out these other quick tips to save you time and money in the kitchen.