What I told my kids at dinner tonight:
I’m going to tell you a story about one of the weirdest things I’ve ever done. A long long time ago, earlier today, I went to take pictures of how I clean the microwave for a blog post. The problem was, the microwave wasn’t dirty. And this is where it gets weird – I took various things out of the fridge and smeared it all over the inside of the microwave.
It started with me pushing an old piece of pizza around the the inner surfaces. Still, it didn’t seem dirty enough for a decent before and after picture, so I sprinkled in some shredded cheese and smushed on some pico de gallo for good measure.
At no point did my inner-voice say: “Mary, you bein’ cray-cray.” But, the looks and laughs from my kids let me know my inner-voice may have failed me today.
But, my insanity has brought this blog post to you today. And maybe that is worth it.
A long time ago, I used to clean my microwave by boiling a mixture of water and lemon juice in a pyrex measuring glass. The steam as the mixture boils in the microwave makes every glued on bit of food wipe off easily.
But, when I wanted to teach my girls how to clean the microwave, I didn’t like the idea of them pulling out a glass full of boiling water. I had to find something else, which is when the Angry Lady started cleaning our microwave. It’s basically the same thing as I was doing before, but in a safer tool than the open measuring cup.
I DON’T USE VINEGAR
I love vinegar on my deli sandwiches and I’ll use it when it’s the best thing for cleaning (like in a dishwasher), but I can’t stand the smell in general. So, I’ve stuck to the lemon juice I used to use and I use it in place of the vinegar. Who wants to smell vinegar boiling?! Not me.
The side of the Angry Lady has markers that make it easy to know how much to add of water and lemon juice.
I usually wash the spinning tray in the sink with dish soap, then I put in the Angry Lady (technically it is the Angry Mama, but that’s not what I call it).
Three minutes seems to be enough time for the microwave to get steamy.
I love to see all the perspiration all over the inner surfaces. Because, at this point, a clean microwave is just a wipe away.
I think the Angry Lady tool is worth it to have in my cleaning arsenal. It takes an awful job like cleaning the microwave and makes it easy (and maybe a little fun?!).
And everything is better with a partner in crime as cute as mine! Hello Cookie!
You learned today about some of the lengths I’ll go to for a blog post. You’re welcome. 🤣