This seems to be a very common problem for many of you so I thought I’d address it today. Here’s an email from one of my readers:
“We recently moved, and have found a problem that I cannot clean! There is a thick, oily residue on the underside and top of our microwave as well as a rough layer of the same on the cabinets above the microwave. I’ve tried cleaning it with a Magic Eraser and baking soda and it didn’t touch it. If you have any ideas, I would be seriously grateful!“
Unfortunately I know exactly what you’re talking about. When we moved into a rental a few years ago we had the same problem and it was so gross. Fortunately there is a very simple solution for this problem.
White vinegar is really good at cutting through grease and it is the only thing I’ve found that works for getting rid of the yellow, gooey-grossness.
Here’s how to get rid of it:
3. After the five minutes spray the area again and then use a damp rag, or sponge to scrub it off.
**Depending on how “thick” the grease build-up is, you might have to repeat the process a couple of times.**
After getting all the grease off the cupboards and microwave make sure to get in the habit of wiping those areas down every time you fry something, this will prevent future build-up.