In a perfect world one would immediately wipe out the microwave after each use. Given that I have children this great idea is shot! Furthermore, even fresh explosions of a tomato based nature result in cooked on yuck. One of these days a smart person will find a way to combine the quick cooking convenience of the micro wave with the easy clean properties of Teflon®. Neither of which is very good for us, but that’s a post for another day. Until my microwave becomes self cleaning I’ll keep using today’s trick and it’s a keeper.
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Take a glass bowl and add water (2 cups or so if you need specifics) and a glug of vinegar or lemon juice. Place your bowl in the microwave and nuke for a couple minutes 2-3 minutes works fine for me, but I can see letting it go up to 5 or so if it’s really icky inside. Then you can easily wipe it out with a dry rag. Your microwave is now happy for it’s new steam bath and the vinegar/lemon juice has absorbed the odors.
*Be careful when removing the hot bowl.
* Don’t forget about it like I do my tea and have to warm it up 15 times a day before getting to enjoy it.