Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Clean Your Microwave with Lemons

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I read awhile back how to clean your microwave using lemon juice. And because I'm lazy and literally haven't cleaned my microwave in ages, it was just recently that I actually tried it.

All you do is take a lemon and cut some wedges out of it. Then place the lemon wedges in a microwave safe bowl or container, along with 2 to 3 cups of water. (If you don't have a fresh lemon you can use 2 to 3 tbs. of lemon juice as a substitute.)

Cook bowl with lemons in it, in microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes. This creates a lemon soaked stem that will remove grease from your microwave. Let bowl stand inside the microwave for about 10 minutes, allowing the steam to build up inside the microwave.

Remove bowl from microwave. Then wipe inside of microwave with a warm damp cloth or rag. The grease should come off with ease. Repeat the steps again for any remaining dirt or grease.

I tried this about a week ago, and it really worked! The grease and dirt were a lot easier to come off doing this. And it is a lot greener alternative for cleaning then chemical sprays. And cheaper too. Give it a try!


  1. Sounds great! And I like the fact that's it's not chemical or something.

    I'm going to buy some lemons tomorrow!

    thanks for dropping by.

  2. I will have to try this! I hate cleaning my microwave! This will hopefully make it easier!

  3. What a great tip! I will definitely give that a try. Thanks for sharing that with us!