The problem with preteen children is their love for the microwave and their inability to clean up spills. My kids love coco wheats for breakfast. I don't mind. It is hot, fairly healthy and fairly cheap. The problem is that when you make coco wheats in the microwave, if you don't keep a very close eye on them, they tend to explode. I broke my cardinal rule of avoiding photographing anything that can be described as nasty, dirty or disgusting just for today's very special post.
Exhibit A: I rarely use the microwave so this lovely mess may be up to 3 days old by the time I discovered it.
So, I am going to share my secret with you. It takes me less than 4 minutes to have it sparkling again. Ready?
Step one, get a clean dishrag sopping wet with plain water.
and throw it in the microwave.
Microwave it on high for a minute and a half.
I then take the microwave carousel out and simply wipe the crap away. It is that easy. No scrubbing. It is very very hot though, so please be careful.
I then run a scrubbrush over the carousel, top and bottom. This takes less than a minute as the grime on it too was softened, and I am back to a sparkly clean microwave.
Now, if only I had the solution to getting my spawn to want to keep it clean as well...