I live with 3 boys, consequently our microwave often looks like it has went into battle.
I have been using a steam method to clean my microwave for years now. I usually put water, lemon juice, and sometimes vinegar in a bowl, microwave for 5 minutes, and wipe clean. This week I came up with a better recipe, which not only neutralizes odors, but makes cleaning your microwave possible with no scrubbing. The best part, you probably already have these ingredients in your kitchen, and they are safe to use.
3/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
Put apple cider vinegar and ground cinnamon into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 3-6 minutes, depending on your microwave wattage. You will want to bring the ingredients to a boil for a few minutes so that the vinegar will steam clean your microwave. Once it's done, remove the hot bowl carefully and wipe microwave clean with a damp cloth. The dried on food will easily wipe off, if it doesn't, you need to boil your ingredients a little longer. Not only is vinegar a good cleaning agent, it's been used for years to neutralize odors. Although the vinegar smell can be quite powerful, it dissipates quickly, leaving you with the smell of apples and cinnamon in your home
Well that's what I have been doing, what about you? Come share at our weekly linky party.