How to Clean your Microwave in Minutes

By |2019-03-16T23:41:17+00:00February 25th, 2019|Tips in the Home|2 Comments

Tips on how to clean a microwave with lemon juice and water

Hey friends,

I have been neglecting my microwave for quite some time now.  I don’t know why because it literally takes minutes to clean with little or no effort.

I love using lemon juice because it is high in citric acid, and the enzymes cut thru the grease.  They smell good too.

All You need:

  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Water
  • Coffee Mug
  • Rag

Years ago, I heard about cleaning the microwave two different ways: Using lemon juice, and using vinegar.  Both were similar (adding 1/4 of the liquid into a mug and microwaving it), and I tried both.  They ended up giving me the same results, however, I didn’t like how the house smelled after microwaving vinegar. For that reason, I decided cleaning with lemon juice, was the winner, and have been using it ever since.

I combine 1/4 cup of lemon juice to 8 oz of water into a mug, and pop it in the microwave.  I set the microwave for 10 minutes and walk away.  When the microwave beeps, I let the mug sit in the microwave for only a minute, then take out the mug with a pot holder (be very careful, it’s HOT). I then take out the glass turntable and wipe it with a rag.  Next, I wipe down the sides, top, bottom, and door of the microwave.  That’s it.  It literally takes a couple minutes.  No scrubbing, and no harsh chemicals…it is really that easy.

I have added pictures of the before and after on my microwave. Yes, the before picture was pretty bad, but it is clean now, and I didn’t spend much time on it at all.

Until next time friends…


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  1. sarah February 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Eeeeeek this is so great!!!! Thank you for sharing, I hate when my microwave gets all gross.

  2. Kusum February 26, 2019 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    oh my gosh, yes! that is exactly what we use to clean our microwave too. So easy and quick! Green lifestyle FTW!

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