If you do a search for How to Clean a Microwave, you are likely to come up with a bazillion different ways to clean it. For years I have cleaned my microwave by steaming it, and it works like a charm. It’s super simple, and it only takes a couple of minutes. Let me share my method on how to clean a microwave.
How to Clean a Microwave
First off, there are many different ways you can clean your microwave, but I really like this easy version. Not only is it quick and easy, but it will leave your microwave smelling fresh and clean.
Before I entered the world of essential oils, I would still steam clean my microwave with a lemon cut in half. Now that I have essential oils on hand, I use this super easy technique and it works every time.
What you will need on hand:
- small appetizer-sized dish
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 drops lemon essential oil
How to Clean Microwave with Lemon
Here is my cleaning method:
Place the 2 Tbsp water on the dish or microwave safe bowl and place into the microwave.
Add the lemon essential oil.
Close your microwave door and turn on high power for 1 minute. This will effectively steam up the inside of the microwave.
Open the microwave and place your sponge on top of the water solution and allow it to soak into the sponge.
Remove the bowl. Then take your sponge and clean the inside of the microwave. You can also use it to clean the outside of your microwave if needed.
I love this method! It’s super easy to do and it works like a charm. Lemon is a natural and powerful degreaser, and you will be amazed at how quick and easy this method is.
Additional Tips and Tricks for Cleaning:
If you have tough stuck on food, consider adding a mixture with a little white vinegar.
- Use a cup of water and vinegar
- Fill a microwave safe bowl
- Add lemon essential oil
- Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 1 minute
- Add sponge and clean well
Now you know how to clean a microwave!
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If you are interested in learning more about essential oils you can find more information here. If you are looking for additional ways to use essential oils, you can find a few additional posts here.
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