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How to Clean and Deodorize Your Microwave

There is only one thing worse than a dirty microwave and that would be a dirty AND stinky microwave.
If you've ever burned popcorn in the microwave or heated up Italian food numerous times, then you know how smelly your microwave can get.
I don't like spraying chemicals into something that my food also goes into and besides, I think this non toxic method of cleaning and deodorizing is easy and fast.
Just heating up your lunch can cause a mess like this after just one time. If you allow it to dry, it can be real hassle to clean later.
I use apple cider vinegar, water and lemons.
Cut up one or two lemons and place in a glass measuring cup. Add half water and half apple cider vinegar.
Heat until boiling.
When it's finished, do not open the door. Leave for 10-15 minutes allowing it to steam up the insides. The steam softens the dried on mess, as the lemons and vinegar neutralize odors.
After you've allowed it to sit and cool, open the door, remove the measuring cup and wipe out with a wet sponge or paper towels.

To see more: http://todayscreativeblog.net/how-to-clean-and-deodorize-a-microwave/

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  • Sue
    on Apr 30, 2014

    Thanks for the tip!!

  • Lorraine-Lori Johns
    Lorraine-Lori Johns Downingtown, PA
    on Apr 30, 2014

    Love this idea!!!

  • Lilian
    Lilian United Kingdom
    on Apr 30, 2014

    Will try it this afternoon. Thank you. Lilian

  • Betty819
    Betty819 Silver Spring, MD
    on Apr 30, 2014

    Great idea but can I add another tip? Slice the lemons and grind them up in the garbage disposal. Maybe pick the seeds from the lemon out first so they don't get caught up in the blades of the disposal. Won't the cider vinegar and lemons help freshen up that too?

    • Greta Swanson
      Greta Swanson Palatine, IL
      on May 7, 2014

      @Today's Creative Life- Kim Demmon I have used the heated mixture when it has cooled to wash out the microwave and wash the top of my stove. I add a little to a small bucket of water for the microwave and then another bucket of water for the top of the stove. Then I pour it in the disposal.

  • Yvonne Mrad Terry
    Yvonne Mrad Terry Saint Louis, MO
    on Apr 30, 2014

    Thank You.. Thank You!!!

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