Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Better Microwave Cleaner

Janis sent me this great email:

Hi Christina,

Though I love your de-gunking microwave sponge trick, another way to make the inside of your microwave sparkle without polishing it with elbow grease is this:

Put 2-3 rounded tablespoons of baking soda in a 4-cup microwave-safe container. (I use a 4-cup measuring cup.)
Add 1 cup (only) of water and stir.

Put container into microwave and heat on high for 4-5 minutes. (This will bring the solution to a vigorous boil for several minutes, allowing the baking soda steam to coat all surfaces.)
Remove cup and wipe off all surfaces immediately.Cooked on mess comes of easily. I just finished doing this a few days ago, and I am still dazzled by the clean shine of the inside of my microwave. What fun!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another way to clean the microwave is 1/4 cup lemom juice with 1/2 cup water. Heat in microwave on 5 for about 5 minutes, then wipe clean. Leaves it clean and nice smelling.