Eruptions of chili and crusty pieces of cheese are neither appetizing or sanitary in a cooking appliance. Avoid melted mischief with these tips for cleaning microwave messes:
Use your microwave’s superpowers to your advantage. Steam can loosen hardened food bits, cutting down on your scrub time. Skip the sponge and use common household ingredients instead.
What you’ll need:
If the steam didn’t loosen all of the gunk, it’s time to surrender to the sponge. Use a damp, abrasive sponge—with or without soap—to remove the leftover bits.
Clean your microwave regularly to keep it fresh and sanitary—about every month. After all, no one wants their morning oatmeal to smell like last night’s lasagna.
Need more cleaning inspo? Use these tips to keep your house clean all year long.