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    Default Clean the Microwave - Mini Challenge

    I just went to heat up my afternoon cup of joe and was shocked at the state of my microwave.

    So, my mini-challenge to you is get those microwaves cleaned. My method is vinegar and water in a glass bowl for 5ish minutes. The steam loosens the crud and it wipes away clean. It also helps deodorize!

    I found a link to a couple other methods if you'd like: How to Clean a Microwave - wikiHow

    :anyone: game??

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    I usually wet a dishcloth in a mixture of water and lemon juice then nuke that for 2 minutes on high. This works with a wet/damp sponge as well. Once its done nuking and cool enough for you to handle, use the cloth or sponge to wipe the gunk off the inside. I use the juice of lemons going bad or drying up. Works with any citrus really.

    DF has his microwave on a shelf up above counter. I'm short enough that I have to how grosse it is and I am constantly trying to clean it b/c it icks me out. He's too tall that he doesn't see the crap stuck inside hence the no need to clean it mentality

    I clean ours here every 2 wks, we have a cover for the food being nuked and DF's I clean whenever I'm there visiting.

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    I'm on it...great idea

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    I like this challenge. Yeah, lemon works great. Will be on it today. It's funny sometimes how I can use the microwave and never notice and then other times I'm freaking about how dirty it is!

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    I just did round 1 with the vinegar method. Going for round 2 because the top of the microwave was pretty bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerGirl1226 View Post
    My method is vinegar and water in a glass bowl for 5ish minutes. The steam loosens the crud and it wipes away clean. It also helps deodorize!
    Thanks for the mini challenge. I just finished cleaning the inside of my fridge, and I was about to clean my microwave when I saw this thread. Perfect! I'm going to go try your method of cleaning your microwave, TigerGirl1226. I'll let you know how it goes!

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    Great! That was a great idea - thanks! Once I was done with the microwave, I used the hot vinegar water to wipe down my fridge and top of stove hood too!!

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntlMom View Post
    Great! That was a great idea - thanks! Once I was done with the microwave, I used the hot vinegar water to wipe down my fridge and top of stove hood too!!

    thanks!
    Awesome! I always pour the solution while still hot down my garbage disposal to help deodorize.

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    I can come up with other mini-challenges if you all are interested!

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    ~I'm on it!~

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    Finally a mini-challenge I know I can finish!!!

    I'm in on this one

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    ~Steamed it while unloading the dishwasher and wiped it out before loading the plate in with the dirty dishes and running. Very easy and only a few extra minutes and a bit of elbow grease.
    Thanks for the push!~

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    For once, ours is not in that bad shape - but cleaning it now will keep it looking that much better!! Mahalo plenty!!

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    Thank you for the mini challenge. Doing it now!! I will look for more of your challenges to keep my house clean!

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    In the next few days, I am going to post another one for us. Don't do have so many "mini" challenge that they get to be too much for us!

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