How to clean a microwave without scrubbing by the Australian queen of home hacks


Perth “Home Hacks Queen” Carolina McCauley has her 1.5 million followers on TikTok wanting more after sharing her quick three-minute hack that leaves your microwave sparkling clean.

With two common household ingredients, the cleaning trick gets the microwave to do all the heavy lifting, meaning no elbow grease is required.

Watch Carolina’s Quick & Easy Cleanup Hack Above

“In a microwave-safe dish, add white vinegar and dish soap,” she said.

Adept at driving her house with chemicals, Carolina often uses vinegar to clean her house. Credit: caroline.mccauley / Instagram

A big proponent of moving away from chemical cleaners, the mom of two promotes a more natural way to keep your home spotless and often uses white vinegar as a base for her cleaning preparations.

“Place the container in the microwave – microwave for 3 minutes.

“Allow 5 minutes before opening.

“The steam will loosen any dirt,” she said as she was shown the rotary plate bowl.

The final result ? Carolina’s microwave was full of condensation and as she gently slid a rag across the grime, it was effortlessly gone.

No elbow grease!  The three-minute hack lets you sit back and relax, letting the microwave do all the hard work.
No elbow grease! The three-minute hack lets you sit back and relax, letting the microwave do all the hard work. Credit: caroline.mccauley / TikTok

With over 33,000 views, fans quickly praised Carolina’s hack and even asked for advice on other electronic items they struggled with.

“I need a clue for an airfryer please” one wrote.

“Can you make an oven?” Another asked.


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