No one likes to deal with a dirty microwave. Not only is it difficult to clean, but it can also be dangerous if not done properly. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ll show you how to clean a microwave with lemons in just a few easy steps. So don’t wait any longer – let’s get started!
Step 1: Fill a microwave-safe bowl with cold water. Depending on the size of your microwave you can use ½ to 1 cup of water. Don’t fill the bowl more than half-full.
Step 2: Cut a lemon in half and juice it. If your lemon is especially juicy, you might not need to use the whole half.
Step 3: Place the squeezed lemon halves in the bowl of water and place in the microwave.
Step 4: Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, or until the water is boiling and steaming.
Step 5: Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave using oven mitts (the water will be boiling/steaming hot). Wipe down the interior of your microwave with a paper towel or cloth, using the lemon water to help loosen any baked-on food or grease.
Step 2 is slicing your lemon, orange or lime in half and squeezing the juice from both halves into the water. Add the rinds to the bowl as well and place in the center of the turntable. If you want to prevent over-boiling, you can add a wooden toothpick or cocktail stick to the water. This will absorb any excess heat. Now it's just a waiting game; your microwave should be nice and clean in no time!
Step 3: Now it's time to boil some water. Fill a glass or ceramic bowl with water, then place it in your microwave. Set your microwave to high power and heat for 3 minutes. (If you have a smaller microwave, you might need to reduce the time.) Or, you can heat the water until you notice that it's started to boil and the microwave is filled with steam. As the water boils, the steam will loosen the dirt and grime in your microwave.
After microwaving the lemon water for 5 minutes, carefully remove the bowl and use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe away the grease and grime. Avoid opening the door until the steam has had a chance to do its job; letting the lemon water sit and work its magic for 5 minutes is key to getting your microwave clean.
Microwaves can get really dirty really quickly, but with just a few simple ingredients, you can clean it right up! All you need is a lemon, water, and vinegar.
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