Easy Way to Clean Your Microwave

Cleaning a microwave is a task I hate. Between splatters, cooked on food, spills on the bottom a microwave can become dirty so quickly. It becomes a stuck on mess in the blink of an eye. It has been very important in my household to be able to clean a microwave, especially a very dirty one, quickly without much effort or harsh cleaners. With two young children, my time is valuable. I was lucky to find a method that was quick, easy to do and used materials from my kitchen cabinets.

First, take a regular soup bowl and fill it with tap water. Then add in three tablespoons of lemon juice. The water helps steam away the stuck on grime, while the lemon assists with the grease and stubborn spots.

Turn the microwave on high for two to three minutes. This will allow the water to become steaming hot releasing its cleaning power. When the microwave beeps, do not open the door. Allow it to sit and condense on the walls of the microwave for 10 minutes. Let the cleaning power of the lemon juice spiked water do the work for you.

After 10 minutes, open the microwave and remove the bowl of water. Dampen a washcloth with the still warm water that was just removed from the microwave. Wipe the sides down with damp washcloth. All of the grease, stuck on mess and gunk should wipe away with little to no effort!

Then remove the glass plate and wash it gently in the sink. Before replacing it in the microwave, clean the area underneath the glass turn plate. Use a clean washcloth if needed for extra dirty microwave ovens.

It really is that simple! Most of the time the microwave can go from dirty to sparking clean with less than two minutes of wiping.

There is a great visual tutorial about this method located here .

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