Pour one cup vinegar (into a 2-cup measuring cup or bowl) then add one cup of hot water to that. Place measuring cup (or bowl) in the microwave and set your timer for approximately 10 minutes. After 10ish minutes…CAREFULLY remove the cup with the HOT liquid (use an oven mitt!) and wipe out the inside with a wet rag. You have effectively just “steam cleaned” the inside of your microwave.
De-Funk Your Bath Towels: Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh.
Clean Your Microwave the All Natural Way with Lemons-I was worried after other pinners talked about explosions with the 10 min/vinegar cleaning, so I did this, 2.5 min cooking, then 2.5 min cooking (so not a super long time), then 2.5 min sitting and it got most of the yuck out of my microwave. I did another two minutes and it was clean! Worked great! Then I used the hot lemon liquid to clean my kitchen sink!