Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How to Clean the Microwave

Does your microwave look something like this?

{Cue jaws music}

And do you dread cleaning it?

Well let me teach you a little trick. This is the fastest and most fun you will ever have cleaning a microwave.

It's simply magic.

All you need is:

  • water

  • lemon juice

  • Microwavable dish

  • paper towel or washcloth

  • and about 5 minutes

Put one glass of water in a microwavable container.  Add three tablespoons of lemon juice.  Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.  Let the water cool down for a little bit.  Dip your paper towel or washcloth into the water that you just microwaved {watch out-- it's probably a little hot} and wipe down your microwave.  No scrubbing involved, I promise.

See easy, peasy.  Now you have a sparkling clean microwave.

Fun right?

Have you ever tried this before?   Don't you love cleaning tips that save your time?


Mary Beth (Cats, Books, Life is Good) said...

Not only does it clean the microwave, it makes your house smell citrusy! I've also done it with 1/2 a lemon cut side down on a plate with a little bit of water.

deb said...

You are absolutely right, Mary Beth! It makes the house smell wonderful. And if you use a real lemon, another tip is to put a little bit in the garbage disposal when your done to freshen that up a bit.

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

I've tried wetting a sponge and then microwaving it. I'll have to try the lemon juice method too, thanks!

Emily said...

White vinegar also works (I do about half and half with water). Just be careful when opening the microwave, since a face full of vinegar steam is... not pleasant. Doesn't smell as nice as the lemon, but it REALLY cuts through some serious crud and I always have gallon jugs on hand for cleaning!

Diane Jaquay said...

I've never tried this before but I'm gonna ;)

jeannie said...

great idea; i shall try this tomorrow because my microwave looks exactly like your did - probably worse!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I love you. Thanks :)

vivien @ the eclectic life said...

hello there! love, love, love that you shared this. i will DEFINITELY be trying this.

just won a free ticket to alt summit and hoping to sit at the small table with you on friday and talk about digital interior design!

Donna said...

What a great Idea I have been using windex and for some reason I feel it may not be good for my microwave Ill try this..fingers crossed..