Never fun, but you can actually have the microwave do the heavy lifting. Here's how:

  • Freshen up your microwave with a steam clean....
  • Mix one cup of vinegar with one cup of water in a microwave-safe measuring bowl.
  • Drop in a toothpick or similar to ensure the solution doesn't explode.
  • 'Cook' for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Let stand for at least another minute before opening the door.
  • Wipe down the walls with a cloth or paper towel to reveal a sparkling clean interior