My microwave and a bowl of leftover spaghetti got in a fight... and the spaghetti won. (Yes, I cover my food when putting it in the micro, but somehow the cover fell off.)
One thing I am passionate about it removing toxins from our everyday environment. One small way of doing this is replacing chemical-filled industrial cleaners with green, natural, and homemade cleaners. This is perfect for the microwave because when you use harmful chemicals to clean it, residue is left over and when you use it to nuke your next meal, it can 'soak' into the food which you then consume.
Here is one of my tips that I will demonstrate on my filthy, spaghetti splattered microwave...
See how bad it is?
Here's the trick:
Using a microwave safe bowl, fill halfway with water and add 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
Place in microwave and put on for 3 minutes or until it is steaming and condensation has built up.
All the steam will loosen the gunk, so one wipe with a paper towel (or re-usable rag) and it will come right off. Seriously, no scrubbing!
TA DA! The easiest, cheapest, and greenest way to clean your microwave!
You can use the leftover hot lemon-water to clean your counters, fridge, dishwasher, etc.