The Easiest Way to Clean Your Gross Microwave

A woman placing a glass bowl of water in her microwave to remove food stains, and then wiping them away with a cloth.

Nothing’s worse than cleaning the kitchen, especially if it’s been a while. Microwaves can be particularly tough as so much food gets stuck all over the inside. Thanks to someone on TikTok, though, you can de-yuck your microwave in a flash!

TikTok content creator, @allisonscleanin, shared her hack for getting all that stuck food off your microwave without harsh cleaners or serious elbow grease. Instead, all you need is a nontoxic cleaner of choice and some water.

First, you spray the cleaner all over the inside of your microwave. Next, fill a small bowl about 3/4 full of water, then bring it to a boil in your microwave.

Next, remove the bowl of water and the microwave’s rotating plate, and you’ll be able to easily wipe away any food particles with a cloth.

Pretty genius, right? According to Allison, the hack works even if you don’t apply a cleaner first—all you really need is water.


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Of course, this is TikTok, so this is hardly the only handy hack you’ll find. There are shortcuts for everything from removing stains from Tupperware to the proper way to replace a trash bag. If you’re looking to save time on any household tasks, TikTok is the place to go!

[Via Insider]


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