fill a measuring glass with 1 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar, set it in the microwave, turn on microwave on for 5 min and go on to another chore... CAUTION-use a towel to grab glass, will be HOT! Take a wet wash cloth and wipe every bit of the mess out. Seriously 6 minutes and I had a clean microwave.
How to Clean and Maintain a Smelly Front Loading Washing Machine
Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar & 1 Cup of Baking Soda directly into the drum and use HOT water for washing. Then, I add about ½ cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent compartment. Set the wash on “Quick Wash” with HOT water and High Spin Cycle. If the mold situation is really bad,use bleach instead of vinegar and baking soda. But make sure you run a few empty cycles just with hot water before doing a load of wash.
THE *BEST* TUB CLEANER- Heat 1/2 cup of vinegar in microwave for 90 seconds, then pour in spray bottle and add 1/2 cup BLUE Dawn dish soap. Shake to mix well. Spray on surface and leave for at least 2 hours. No scrubbing involved as you can just wipe and rinse afterwards! (Great for shower doors too).
To clean a cast iron skillet, toss about 1/2 cup coarse salt into the pan and rub with a soft sponge. The salt removes excess oils and takes off the bits of food without messing with the seasoning of the pan.