Lynsey Crombie, also known as the Queen of Clean, recently revealed a quirky product she uses to clean her microwave. From heating up chicken soup for a quick WFH lunch to defrosting batch-cooked dinners, a microwave is a kitchen convenience we wouldn't be without.
We thought we knew how to clean a microwave well enough, however on a recent episode of This Morning on ITV, Lynsey recommended a microwave cleaning tool that will do the hard work for us. The Angra Mama.
Lynsey Crombie microwave cleaning tool
Speaking on This Morning, Lynsey explains to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that steam comes out of the Angry Mama's head. This softens microwave dirt and stains to make it easier to clean with a cloth afterward.
You just remove the head, add water and vinegar, then microwave for about 7 minutes.
There are lines for measuring how much water and vinegar to put in. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice or essential oil to get rid of any lingering odours.
If you're wondering what the Angry Mama has over an ordinary bowl when using the microwave steam cleaning hack, it's her arms. Angry Mama's arms are designed to stay cool so you can remove her from the microwave safely. After burning our fingers one to many times taking bowls and plates out a microwave this is a huge plus in our books. She's also made of BPA-free plastic.
Anything that takes the hard work out of cleaning our homes is a winner in our book. Even the best microwave money can buy needs regular care and attention and an Angry Mama makes little-and-often cleaning much more enjoyable.
Pick up some colourful microfibre cloths, available at Amazon to wipe down the inside of your microwave after the steam has got to work on any splattered food.
Angry Mama definitely makes a fun gift for cleaning lovers. Will you be picking one up?
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Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.
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