I bet you know the feeling: you put your spaghetti in the microwave to reheat, you even put a paper towel over it to save your microwave from the dreaded spaghetti splatter, but you come back at the beep and it’s everywhere. I don’t know what it is in the spaghetti sauce that splatters all over, but it’s inevitable. Somehow it always manages to explode the paper towel right off of the bowl I put my meal in too! (Yes, I eat spaghetti in a bowl it’s so much easier that way.) Who wants to clean their microwave right when they are going to eat that delicious spaghetti? No one. So, you leave it…and if you’re anything like me, you don’t use your microwave too often so you just kind of forget about it. A few weeks later, your parents are coming to visit (yes, the incredibly clean ones), and your microwave looks like a bloody battle scene from some war movie. Yuck. I have a way that can clean up that nasty microwave in 6 minutes flat. No joke. 6 minutes.
Step 1: Pour 1 cup of water into a measuring cup.
Step 2: Put a 1/2 cup of vinegar into the water.
Step 3: Put measuring cup into microwave.
Step 4: Turn microwave on for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Using a damp paper or fabric towel, wipe it clean. It literally just wipes off, no scrubbing at all!
Step 6: Impress guests:)
It really is that easy! Vinegar is a safe and easy way to clean and I love that it’s so much cheaper and more gentle than any sort of degreaser. Do you have any amazing kitchen cleaning hacks I should know?