Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? The Craft Patch is the place to find out! I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!
Today I am testing THIS PIN.
THE TEST: The Pin says you can easily clean out your microwave by microwaving a bowl of equal parts water and vinegar until it boils (about two minutes). Then you can just wipe out the gunk.
I am embarrased to admit that I let my microwave get so incredibly disgusting. I could make a long list of excuses, but is there really one that would make that nasty funk okay? I don't think so!
But for the sake of the test, let's proceed. If you have small children, you may want to cover their eyes:
Ahhhh!!!! The after is so much better! Boiling the vinegar water made everything wipe right off... except those dang back corners. I think I'll have to attack those with a Q-tip.
THE RESULT: Ding, ding! Winner! The steam loosened up all the crud and made it much easier to wipe off. The only downside I can think of is that it made my kitchen smell like vinegar. Not the best smell, but there are worse.