How to Steam Clean the Microwave

Jennifer West
by Jennifer West
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
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  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • Patty Patty on Feb 12, 2022

    I use a bowl and vinegar. Works great.