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How to clean and disinfect the microwave with just vinegar and water.

5 easy step to clean and disinfect your microwave with just vinegar and water.
Things You'll Need

Microwave safe bowl ( I used a large glass measuring cup)


Paper towels
1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar
1 cup of water
Time: 5 Minutes Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
  • Ardale
    Ardale Poplar Bluff, MO
    on Feb 25, 2017

    I'm sure you could use either white or cider vinegar just fine. I always just use plain tap water in my microwave, heating to a boil, letting it sit with door closed for about 5 or 10 minutes, then wipe out with a clean wet dish rag and it works great without having to breath in those vinegar fumes!

  • Cheryl Hart
    Cheryl Hart South Milwaukee, WI
    on Mar 6, 2017

    I have been doing this for years. It really makes the job easy. Don't even use vinegar. The steam softens any debris.

  • Karen Gravelle
    Karen Gravelle
    on May 25, 2017

    I put a wet paper towel in the micro, cook for about 30 seconds, then wait a few minutes. Wipe out all surfaces with the damp towel, and toss.

  • Christine Farrell
    Christine Farrell United Kingdom
    on Jun 6, 2017

    I do my m/wave with a cup of water with fresh lemon juice added.
    That also works well to remove any odours (like from cooking fish).

  • Debbie
    Debbie Chickasha, OK
    on Jun 8, 2017

    I just use hot water sometimes I put lemon in it works great

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