If you have: A splatter-filled microwave
If the interior of
your microwave is a real mess, use the softening power of steam to your advantage. Mix 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup
water in a glass bowl, then bring to a rolling boil inside the microwave.
Carefully remove the hot bowl and wipe the microwave clean of the now-loosened food using a paper towel.
If you have: A gross kitchen garbage can
An often-overlooked source of real filth is the kitchen
garbage, as traces of food and liquid make their way out of the bin liner
and onto the can itself, leaving a smelly mess. Scrub using dish
detergent or multi-surface cleaning liquid and a nylon-bristle brush (your bathtub is an ideal
place for this task). Rinse and dry thoroughly with paper towels.
Source: Real Simple
If you have: Crusty, burned-on oven spills
leave that baked-on mess on the bottom of your oven; it can give off unpleasant
odors and even create smoke. If you can’t run a self-cleaning cycle, spritz with
water from a spray bottle, then sprinkle on some baking soda and add a few
drops of white vinegar. Let the mixture bubble for a minute or so, then use a
scrub sponge to sweep away the grime. Follow with a thorough wipe-down with a
damp paper towel.
Source: Good Housekeeping