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How to Clean Microwave with Lemon

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How to Clean Microwave with Lemon

If you are looking for a hassle-free guide for how to clean a microwave with lemon, you are in the right place! Keeping your microwave clean is so important for food hygiene. The last thing we want is bacteria in the place we are cooking or reheating meals. 

But what with the dreaded soup splatters and dried on grease built up over time, it can be difficult to remove tough stains and odours. That's where lemon comes in as a natural, non-toxic and effective cleaning agent. 

In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to clean a microwave with lemon, step-by-step.

How to Clean a Microwave with Lemon: What You Will Need

cleaning a microwave with lemon

Before we get started, you'll need to gather some supplies:

  • A microwave-safe bowl

  • One lemon

  • Water

  • A cleaning cloth or sponge

  • Vinegar (Optional)

  • Multipurpose Cleaner (optional)

Using A Lemon To Clean Microwave: Step-By-Step Guide

using a lemon to clean microwave

Now that you have everything you need, let's get started with the step-by-step guide on using a lemon to clean your microwave:

  1. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Drop the lemon halves into the bowl after they are squeezed.

  2. Fill the bowl halfway with water.

  3. For an optional step, add a tablespoon of vinegar.

  4. Place the bowl with the lemon water mixture in the microwave and heat on high for 2-3 minutes, or until the water starts boiling.

  5. Let the bowl sit in the microwave for 5-10 minutes after heating. This will allow the steam to loosen any stuck-on food or stains

  6. Open the microwave and carefully remove the bowl using oven mitts or a towel. Be careful as the bowl and its contents will be hot.

  7. Dip the cloth or sponge in the lemon water mixture and use it to wipe down the inside of the microwave, including the door and ceiling. Pay special attention to any tough stains or stuck-on food.

  8. For extra tough stains, use a scrubbing brush or an old toothbrush to scrub them away. You can even use a few spritzes of natural multipurpose cleaner for some extra power. 

  9. Once you have cleaned the inside of the microwave, wipe it down with a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue.

  10. Finally, remove the turntable (if your microwave has one) and wash it separately in warm, soapy water. Rinse it thoroughly and let it dry before putting it back in the microwave.

More Top Tips: 

  • Always wipe up any spills or splatters as soon as they happen. We recommend trying Spruce Multipurpose Cleaner for daily wiping. 

  • Cover your food with a microwave-safe lid to prevent splatters.

  • Repeat this cleaning process regularly to keep your microwave in top condition - we recommend deep cleaning at least once a month. 

So there you have it! Cleaning your microwave with lemon is a natural and effective way to remove tough, stubborn stains quickly, efficiently and easily. Make sure to check out the Spruce Blog for more natural cleaning tips and tricks. 

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