The microwave in your home may be used multiple times a week or even a day to prepare food. This appliance is fast and convenient so it’s little wonder why it’s in use so frequently. As a result, however, you’re stuck with food crumbs, spills, stains, and a smell. So most homeowners will periodically clean their microwave. Since this is the area where you cook food, you may be apprehensive about using chemical cleaners. Fortunately, there’s a more natural solution–white distilled vinegar. This is an environmentally friendly solution that works just as well as those other guys. Follow these tips from First Coast Supply for using vinegar to clean your microwave.
Some folks find it helpful to heat up vinegar in the microwave so it can steam clean the insides. First, combine half a cup of water with half a cup of vinegar. Other homeowners may rely on other proportions, so put amounts based on what you feel is appropriate. Put these 2 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Set the microwave to 2 minutes on high, or another time based on your microwave. You want the solution to boil but not boil dry. After the timer has gone off, leave the solution in there for 15 minutes without touching it. The steam should dampen and loosen up the remains of food. Next, take out the bowl and wipe down the walls with a sponge or cloth. For best results, apply this technique weekly. This ought to keep the appliance looking and smelling clean.
Other people apply a different method. These guys prefer to mix up a vinegar solution and heat it and then scrub the microwave with this solution. To do this, you must pour a quarter to half cup of vinegar in a bowl. For this method, you should rinse out a sponge and then put it in the bowl. After 30 seconds in the microwave, the sponge will be sanitized. Plus, a little bit of steam will be released to make the cleanup a little bit easier. Give the steam a minute or so to work its magic. This also gives time for the sponge to cool off. Next, open the door and remove the sponge, handling this hot item with caution. Also keep your head away from the microwave steam and the odor of the vinegar. Now wipe the appliance with the sponge and then rinse and wring. Repeat these steps as you clean the microwave to completion. Wipe down the First Coast Supply product with a towel when you’re wrapping up.