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The Best Way To Clean A Microwave (With All Natural Products)

Even if you religiously put a paper towel or cling wrap over items when you microwave them, you microwave still manages to get dirty. Of maybe you were lazy and …oops…made a mess.

Cleaning a microwave is a relatively easy thing. Except when the gunk inside is gummy or cooked onto the surface (tomato sauce and eggs are the worst).

I personally hate to use chemicals to clean the inside of my microwave – I believe the chemicals then get infused into my food.

So I asked some friends how they clean their handy appliance. A few friends shared this helpful method. I tried it. And it definitely works! The best part – it uses all-natural cleaning agents.

Materials Needed

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Vinegar (2 tablespoons)
  • Sponge, paper towels or cloth
  • 1 lemon, halved

Cleaning Instructions

  • Fill a microwave safe bowl with 1-2 cups of water
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • Squeeze in a lemon, drop 1/2 of lemon into the bowl
  • Place the bowl in the mivrowave
  • Turn on microwave for 5 minutes
  • Once complete, let sit for 2 minutes (to let steam loosen grime)
  • Remove turntable, wipe clean
  • Wipe inside of microwave clean with sponge, paper towel or cloth

Here’s our simple how-to video:

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