Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kitchen tip

Here is my favorite cleaning tip of the year, given to me by my sister-in-law. Steam cleaning courtesy of the microwave. (Not how to clean a microwave - we all know that trick.)

Let's say you have a stainless steel cook top with dried on food. If you use any kind of cleaning product on this it streaks and even with cleanser it takes a lot of scrubbing.

Get a clean washcloth really damp.

Cook in microwave for 1 minute.

It will be steaming hot. (I use a dish towel to get it out of the microwave because it is so hot.) At this point your washcloth is a steam cleaning machine.

It will get your stainless steel cook top spotless in less than a minute.

It only says hot for a short amount of time but really gets any job done while it's hot.
I use this to clean off spots on my granite counter tops, stubborn goop on my floors, etc. Eco-friendly, super fast, and works every time.


Becca said...

great tip! thanks!

Jacque said...

Wow. This seriously works. Thanks so much for sharing!

Also, what's the microwave cleaning tip that we are all supposed to know? If it's as good as this one, I want to make certain I know it!

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