In this day where everything is being sprayed with chemicals or pesticides, one thing I like to do is keep my microwave chemical-free (and food, too!). The thought of spraying some sort of chemical in it, turning on the microwave and having fumes released into my food makes me cringe. So here’s my fool-proof way of how to clean a microwave without ANY chemicals.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 small microwave-safe bowl
- 1 cup water
- Paper towels, dampened with warm water
No matter how much I ask my kids to COVER their food before they nuke it, my words go unheeded. Inevitably, I’ll open the microwave and see that an explosion happened like a paint-splattered wall. Ugh! Do you have that problem or am I alone?
Today, I went to nuke something and saw this splattered work of art in my microwave! Suhweet, huh?
The culprit? Our little ghosts called “I didn’t do it”, or “I dunno”.
So now I’m going to teach you how to clean a microwave without ANY chemicals:
Pour 1 cup of water into a small microwave-safe dish and place it in the center of your microwave.
Close the door and set the timer for 2 minutes at high level and push Start. Your water will begin to boil.
When the timer goes off, do not remove the bowl right away. Let it set for about 1 minute. You will notice your microwave getting all nice and steamy inside. That’s what you want. If it doesn’t, nuke it for one minute more.
Remove the bowl carefully and gently (it will be HOT!) and set aside. Immediately begin wiping down the microwave with warm, damp paper towels until your microwave is sparkling clean. If necessary, dip your cloth in the hot water to continue cleaning it out, but be careful not to burn yourself! If you have a thick, baked-on mess and the food won’t come off in one fell swoop, return the bowl of water back to the microwave and nuke it for another minute and repeat wiping down until you get the desired result–SPARKLING CLEAN.
Wa-la! A sparkling clean microwave without ANY chemicals!
Note: If desired, you may also use soap on your dampened cloth, but rinse microwave down well after use.