That dreaded microwave

Heather says:

Got a funky microwave? Don’t worry, it won’t take long to fix. Simply add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to two cups water in a microwave safe container and zap on high for 3 minutes. Carefully remove the container from the microwave and wipe with either a rag or papertowels. The steam will have loosened all the cooked on bits and a little elbow grease should take care of the rest. If a lot of crud has accumlated since your last cleaning effort, you may have to repeat the process.

Prevent future messes by covering food while it cooks.


  1. lilly on September 6, 2010 at 1:25 am

    i like that that sounds good like i'm going to use it 4 home ec. in middle school !

  2. Kylie on June 5, 2007 at 11:52 am

    I also have used water with a lemon in it. It get rids of any funkey smells.

  3. bramble on May 29, 2007 at 10:55 am

    i always used lemon juice. i imagine you could even combine the two eh?