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 Difficulty: Easy

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  • Michelle Griffin
    To deodorize it, after you wipe the microwave out, add 1/8c of lemon juice to the vinegar water, and put it back in the microwave long enough for it to boil. Leave it in there without opening it for 15 minutes. After that remove the cup of liquid and
  • Dee
    Dee Newport News, VA
    Lemon juice diluted will get rid of burnt, fish and onion smells in the microwave.
  • Karen Rosetta Welch-Sennie
    I never knew! My microwave is due for a thorough cleaning. I'm going to try this.


  • Grannypaula
    grannypaula Angier, NC
    you can also use i cup of water in same container with 3 drops of dish soap . micro 1 min and wipe down .
  • Gay Young
    Gay Young Barboursville, VA
    I have used a quarter or half lemon in the boiling water with no vinegar with good results. I get the willies over using the lemon cut in a restaurant in my water or tea but when arrives unbidden, I wrap it up and tuck in my purse to cart home and clean
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