Give with Microwave a “steam” face-lift
Of course, now you need to clean the sponge itself because it can hold on to a lot of bacteria, especially after it’s been in the sink for a long time. To clean it easily, put it in the microwave for half a minute to get rid of the bacteria (and make sure you wait a few minutes before taking it out because it’s hot).
Messy splatter after messy splatter, aromatic meals. The more you let these sit in the microwave, the more the smells get instilled and the food splatters get stuck. Clean your microwave with these few easy steps at least once a week!
Fill a microwave safe bowl with white vinegar and water to make a cup. Place in the microwave on high power for several minutes, until the mixture boils and the window steams up. Leave the door closed for another 5 minutes to allow the steam to work its magic. Finally, open up and wipe down the moisture inside.
Wash the turntable in the dishwasher or by hand with dish washing soap. IF there is food seriously stuck-on the inside, or grease on the inside of the window, use a small amount of degreaser spray or a drop of dish washing soap on a moist microfiber rag. The vinegar steam will have helped loosen up the splatters and grease.
Finally, prevention is key. Get in the habit of using a microwave plate cover! At Mint Cleaning, a Jacksonville, Fl house cleaning services company, we gift these to our messy client with a big green bow. It’s a tongue and cheek gift, but many truly appreciate it. You might also want to check my post on cleaning stainless steel appliances.