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Woman shares genius hack to get microwave clean in just five minutes

Dominic Smithers

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Woman shares genius hack to get microwave clean in just five minutes

Featured Image Credit: @mumscleaninglockdownlife/TikTok

After pulling all the gunk out of the dishwasher, cleaning the microwave is one of the grimmest jobs available in a house.

But a woman may have just the thing to make the chore a lot more bearable:

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Yep, for many of us, the microwave is our nemesis.

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While we all have the best intentions when it comes to keeping our household appliances spick and span, the truth is that we let things slide.

A couple of reheated leftovers her, a bowl of beans or soup there. It all adds up.

Before you know it, the microwave is caked in grease and grime to the point that it is almost cemented on.

And when you finally come round to trying to clean the thing, it's virtually impossible, and can take an entire afternoon to get it back to being anywhere near useable.

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In the bowl of water goes. Credit: @mumscleaninglockdownlife/TikTok
In the bowl of water goes. Credit: @mumscleaninglockdownlife/TikTok

Well, as is often the case, someone on TikTok has been kind enough to share a hack that will save you some valuable time in the future.

In a post to her channel, @mumscleaninglockdownlife explained that all you need is a bowl of water and washing up liquid, and you're good to go.

Rather than scrubbing your device to within an inch of its life, pop the bowl inside and turn it on for four minutes.

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Once it's ready, take the bowl out - the grease inside will have softened and will just wipe away.

Hey presto, Bob's your uncle. Game changer.

The soapy water softens the grime. Credit: @mumscleaninglockdownlife/TikTok
The soapy water softens the grime. Credit: @mumscleaninglockdownlife/TikTok

Since the video was shared, it has been viewed over 97,000 times, with people piling into the comments to thank her for the trick.

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"Oh I need to try this," said one.

Another chimed in: "It was so satisfying when you wiped that gunk off."

Some even offered their own tips for keeping their appliances clean too, with one saying: "You can put lemon in the water too, it gives a fresh smell."

Definitely one to try out.

Topics: Hacks, TikTok

Dominic Smithers
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