Cleaning the microwave is a job that usually gets left way too long. Nobody likes doing it. The inside of your microwave probably harbours the history of many meals passed. But there’s a quick and easy way to get it clean and smelling fresh and it’s as simple as heating up some soup!
All you need is that wonderful fruit that is friend to cleaners everywhere. The glorious lemon!
I promise that this method is much easier and cheaper than using any kitchen spray and has the added bonus of being a non-toxic way of cleaning a food prep area.
So here’s what you’ll need:
- A lemon
- A microwaveable bowl or jug half-filled with water (the wider the opening the better – so that the water doesn’t boil over the top)
- Oven gloves for removing the bowl from the microwave
- Kitchen towel or cleaning cloths
Take the lemon and cut it in half, squeeze the juice into the bowl of water and then drop the halves in there as well.
Microwave the bowl of water and lemons for 3 minutes on full power so that the water starts to boil. When it’s finished, leave the bowl in the microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Don’t open the door until the 2 minutes are over – you want to let the heat and steam do its work on any particularly bad parts.
Carefully remove the bowl of water. Wipe around the inside of the microwave with the kitchen towel or cloths. You might get through quite a few depending on how greasy things are in there! All the grime should come away easily but if there are some particularly stubborn bits you can always microwave the bowl for another minute to create some more steam.
Your microwave should now be looking as good as new and smelling beautiful.