Monday, December 27, 2010

Dreaming of a White Christmas...

I tackled two kitchen projects this afternoon, and
promise to embed pictures later.

So I saw this awesome tip on the blog iHeartOrganizing a while back and decided to try it out. Then I got a little carried away, and I applied this tip to ALL of my kitchen appliances (which includes a washing machine, and even showed the sink some love).

Step 1: get magic eraser wet
Step 2: scrub the heck out of the "ivory" colored areas of your white appliances
Step 3: wipe with a damp cloth
Step 4: Oooooh and ahhhhhh. (here's the comparison... sideways)

I saw this awesome tip over at The Borrowed Abode blog a while back and used that same damp cloth from step 3 on my first project to show our microwave a little extra love.

Step 1: wet a cloth, not damp, not drippy, just wet
Step 2: microwave the damp cloth on high for 2 minutes
Step 3: open microwave and using an oven mitt or rubber gloves to protect from heat wipe the inside of the microwave with the cloth
Step 4: pick jaw up from the floor and enjoy a sparkly microwave.


  1. Another microwave trick that will work without the risk of a 1st degree injury would be take a glass liquid measuring cup. Fill it with about 1 cup of water and about 1/4 cup white vinegar. (eyeball, measurements do not need to be exact) The microwave the mixture on high for about 2 min or so. Let it sit in your microwave for about 5 minutes afterwords then take your sponge/paper towel/etc. and wipe your microwave out. You will be amazed. I read this in a "How to be a good wife" book from 1952.

  2. I can't wait to try these tips. I've also heard that putting lemon juice and a few lemon (cut in half of course) in the microwave for a couple minutes works as well.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Awesome! Thanks for the additional tips! It seems like the key element is the steam... maybe next time I'll try it in just a bowl and then wipe it with a non-steaming rag!

    I just looked at the pics and the only ones that turned out were the fridge handle comparison and the microwave before and after. About to post them!