Our microwave was a pretty feral place.
So after some searching we found the steaming life hack. This one is on many life hack websites.
Variations: Water and vinegar, Water and lemon juice, Water lemon juice and vinegar, Water and vinegar and a paddle pop stick or just water
Hypothesis: Clean the microwave and get rid of all built up gunk
Step 1: Get a bowl and fill it up with one to two cups of water, and then add one to two tablespoons vinegar.
Step 2: Add a toothpick to the water so that the mixture can properly boil in the microwave. WARNING: Without this step, the liquid could possibly explode. You don’t want this, do you? Now, go get that toothpick. Go on. We’ll wait.
Step 3: Put the bowl in the microwave and close the door. Microwave for 5 minutes and after the timer goes off, keep the door closed for another minute so the steam can do its magic.
Step 4: Open the door and CAREFULLY take out the bowl of water and vinegar. NOTE: The bowl will be hot.
Step 5: If you have a turntable tray, remove it and wash it in the sink. Once the turntable is removed, wipe down the rest of the microwave with a sponge dipped in the liquid. The gross bits stuck to the microwave should come off easily!
Notes: We used a paddlepop stick not a toothpick
LIFE HACK RATING: 5 of 5