I don’t know about you but no matter how hard I try I always get spatters in my microwave or something blows up in my microwave. Hhmmm, Liam learned that it’s really cool to put a marshmallow in the microwave to watch it expand – besides, he wanted smores! Well, the marshmallow expanded alright – it exploded! YUCK!
Here is a great GREEN way to get those messes out of your microwave – I tried it – IT WORKS!
Microwave Cleaner Recipe:
- 2 cup measuring cup or large enough bowl AND
- spray bottle
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vinegar
First, I put the water and vinegar mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the interior of the microwave liberally, let stand for a few moments and then wipe. To get to the spaghetti sauce stains (you know you have them!) put the rest of the water/vinegar mixture in the bowl. “Cook” the mixture in the microwave for 3 minutes – to boiling. When the cook time has expired let the bowl stand in the microwave for about 10-15 minutes. Do NOT open the door. After the time is up all “loose” food will have come loose and can be easily wiped off. Stains will also magically disappear!
For a quick freshener in the microwave you can also heat up a bowl of water with sliced lemons in it – removes nasty odors!
Lastly, to prevent the “EXPLODING MARSHMALLOW” trick – do not let you 9 year old near the microwave!! 🙂