The microwave is one of the most-used appliances in my household, meaning it can get dirty quickly. Food splatters and particles settle on the interior of the microwave and it is one job that I dread doing, which is why I put it off for as long as possible. However, if not cleaned regularly, bacteria can start to grow inside and odours can fill the kitchen, so it was one job on my weekend to-do list.
When I came across a hack which claimed to be “quick and easy” online, I decided to give it a go.
The inside of my microwave was covered in food splatters and grease, which had all settled and become rock solid.
After researching the best way to clean a microwave without fancy products, I settled on using a lemon with hot water.
I have used lemons around the house for cleaning various times but never when cleaning the microwave.
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Along with an old toothbrush, I lathered the paste all over the washing machine drawer and began to scrub.
The mould started to disappear and with a little bit of boiling water, the gunk dissolved.
The company behind the pink paste claims the list of surfaces it can be used on is “endless”.
They said: “The Pink Stuff Miracle Cleaning Paste is perfect for cleaning dirt, grime, and stains on saucepans, cooker tops, sinks, uPVC, barbecues, ceramic tiles, glass, showers, garden furniture, paintwork, boats, brass and rust…the list is endless.
“Its natural formulation has been developed to provide high performance without the need for harsh chemicals.”
After using the product, I rinsed the drawer under hot water and it looked brand new.