Make Your Microwave Sparkle in 7 Minutes Flat

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Is your microwave looking a little, um, gross on the inside? It’s ok, I won’t tell anyone. Mine was dirty too, really dirty. I have discovered a super easy way to clean the nuker with very little effort. Yesss! Here’s how to do it:

Get a microwaveable bowl and add 1-2 cups of water and then pour in 1-2 Tablespoons of white vinegar. Put it in the microwave and shut the door and then turn it on for 5 minutes.After the microwave is done, remove the bowl with an oven mitt or something heavy like a towel. It’s going to be hot! You can let the bowl sit for a minute or two if your microwave is especially grungy. Remove the tray and wash it in the sink. It will be hot too so be careful.

Now you can take a cloth and wipe down your microwave. You may need to scrub a little, but overall the process should be really easy and only take you one or two minutes. Nice huh? If only cleaning the shower was so easy….

Do you have any easy, frugal cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them.

Thanks Practially Functional.

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  1. I heard that if you mix equal parts warm white vinegar and dawn gently in a spray bottle, spray your shower, let sit for at least an hour to overnight,then wipe down with a warm, damp clothe.
    I hear it works great, but I haven’t tried it yet.

    Love the microwave tip!

    Thank you!

    • sweetdeals4moms says:

      I have heard that too. I think as soon as I get a good deal on some Dawn soap I’m going to give it a go! :)

  2. Yep, works perfect and without harsh chemicals! I actually need to do this, thanks for the reminders!

  3. I’ve done this with just water before but never thought to add vinegar. What a great idea! I’m sure it’s even easier to clean with the vinegar and can’t wait to try this next time I clean the microwave.

  4. Wow how awesome is that. I see some cleaning in my future.

  5. Awesome! I need to test this out.

  6. OMG I need to do this!! My kids make a huge mess in my microwave!!

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