Tips&TricksSay goodbye to microwave mess: Unlock the power of baking soda and apple peels

Say goodbye to microwave mess: Unlock the power of baking soda and apple peels

Remove the smell of burning from your microwave.
Remove the smell of burning from your microwave.
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11:13 AM EST, January 26, 2024

While some people advise against reheating food in a microwave, experts state there is no evidence suggesting that meals heated in this device are detrimental to our health. Indeed, microwaves prove incredibly useful and convenient, saving a considerable amount of time in the kitchen. With a microwave, you can easily and quickly reheat a product or an entire meal.

Despite temporary trends, microwaves remain very popular in many Polish homes. Regrettably, frequent use of this device leads to various dirt, grease stains, and an unpleasant burnt smell. Nevertheless, simple household methods can serve to eliminate these issues effectively.

Effectively remove hardened residues from the microwave with homemade paste

The first step to thorough cleaning and refreshing your microwave is removing dried remnants from inside the device. For effective cleaning of greasy and stubborn stains, use baking soda. Baking soda is an excellent tool for eliminating even the toughest of grit. So, how do you use it?

The best approach is to make a thick paste of baking soda and water at home. Apply this paste to the dirty areas using an old toothbrush. Once applied, leave the paste for about 5-6 minutes. Afterward, spray the remnants of the paste with vinegar. When the foaming subsides, wipe it off with a damp sponge.

Eradicate unpleasant odors with apple peelings

Many people may be unaware, but apple peelings are an excellent tool for eliminating unwelcome odors. Using them in a microwave is a tested and natural method. Opt for fresh skins as they contain natural oils. The ideal approach is to place the skins into a microwave-safe dish and cover them with a small amount of water. Pop the dish in the microwave and heat it up.

Do this on a high power level and set the microwave to run for about 5-6 minutes. After heating, leave the dish with the peels in the microwave for a few more minutes. This allows the steam to further work on the dirt. In the end, carefully remove the dish with skins and wipe the inside of the microwave dried with a clean sponge.

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