How to Clean a Microwave With Lemon in 5 Simple Steps

by Norfolkavenue

Do you want to know the best way to clean a microwave? It’s with lemon! Lemons are natural cleaning agents that help remove stubborn stains and grease in your microwave.

The steam generated from the water will help loosen and soften the microwave's dirt and grime. Let me show you how easy it is to clean your microwave with lemons.

Tools and materials

  • Half a lemon
  • A microwave-safe bowl or cup
  • Water
  • A microfiber cloth
  • Oven mitts or towel
Dirty microwave
Preparing the lemon and water

Step 1: Prepare the lemon and water

Cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze it into a microwave-safe bowl filled about halfway with water.

Placing the lemon in the microwave
Setting the microwave to 2 minutes

Step 2: Microwave for two minutes

Put the bowl in the microwave. Set the microwave timer for two minutes and turn it on. As the water heats up, it will create steam, which will help break down and loosen the grease and stains inside the microwave.

Wait for the steam to fill the microwave cavity. This steam will soften and loosen the grime, making it much easier to clean.

Step 3: Remove the hot bowl with caution

Carefully remove the hot bowl from the microwave. Use oven mitts or a towel to handle it, as it will be extremely hot.

Wiping down the microwave

Step 4: Wipe down the microwave

Wipe down the interior of the microwave using a microfiber cloth. The steam will have loosened the grease and stains, making them easy to wipe away. Pay extra attention to any stubborn spots and make sure to clean the ceiling, walls, and turntable.

Cleaning the exterior

Step 5: Clean the exterior

Use a damp microfiber cloth with a bit of lemon juice to remove any fingerprints or smudges on the outside of the microwave, too.

How to clean a microwave with lemon

How to clean a microwave with lemon

With minimal effort, you've successfully cleaned the inside of your microwave using just a lemon and water. Not only is it clean, but it also has a fresh, citrus scent.

This natural cleaning method is not only effective but also eco-friendly, as it avoids the use of harsh chemicals. Let me know in the comments what else you use to clean your microwave and what else you use lemons to clean!

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