How to Steam Clean the Microwave

In my quest to help eliminate harmful chemicals throughout my house, I was able to eliminate another cleaner by creating my own version of steam cleaning the microwave. I love this easy project because it literally takes less than 2 minutes. It's a perfect project to quickly clean things up and another project.
The only things you will need for this project is water, a dish, a sponge, and lemon essential oil.
Once you start using this method for cleaning you won't ever go back.
If you are looking for a new chemical free way of cleaning up grease and grime from the microwave, head over to PinkWhen for the complete tutorial for this 2 minute cleaning wonder.

Jennifer West
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Frequently asked questions

Have a question about this project?

3 of 7 questions
  • Becky Becky on Aug 18, 2018

    Can I do this but without the EO? One person mentions using Dawn instead. I have that, but no EO... and what is the blog site to read how to do this???

  • Christa McQueen Christa McQueen on Nov 24, 2018

    Where do you buy the lemon essential oil?

  • Vickie Vickie on Apr 01, 2021

    Can you do this in your oven, too?


Join the conversation

2 of 14 comments
  • Fastlights Fastlights on Jul 11, 2019

    I use dawn and I repeat the process and add some lemon after.

  • Peggy Burns Peggy Burns on Dec 13, 2019

    I've been doing this for years. I use bottled lemon juice. I put a little in water and a bowl. Microwave water to boil. Then go back and just wipe it clean. Easy.