LIFE HACK TEST: Cleaning the microwave

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

Method: (from https://uclaonthehill.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/life-hack-cleaning-your-microwave/)

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

Conclusion: Brilliant

LIFE HACK RATING: 5 of 5

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