Lemon And Your Microwave: Use This Trick To Powerfully Clean Your Unit

Posted on: 2 September 2015

Since cleaning is probably not your favorite task on your "things to do" list, it is likely that you really dread cleaning out the microwave as well. After all, this machine gets a lot of use throughout the day and can become quite dirty, especially since it's not something most people think about because the door is usually closed. But, if your microwave has some stubborn stains, or suck on food, you can clean it using lemon and water, almost effortlessly, and this guide shows you how.

Step 1: Collect Your Supplies

  • a microwave safe coffee mug
  • water
  • a lemon
  • a knife
  • 3 rags
  • liquid dish soap

Step 2: Cut the Lemon

Use your knife to slice up the lemon. Slice it in a way to fit as many slices as possible in the coffee mug. If you have lemon peels or slices that you can't use, toss them in your garbage disposal and turn it on to freshen up its scent.

Step 3: Fill the Cup

Place the lemon slices in the cup and fill it with water. Fill the cup as much as possible, but not so much that you can't move it without spilling water everywhere. About a quarter of an inch from the top is good.

Step 4: Run the Microwave

Place the mug in the microwave. Run the microwave for about three minutes on the highest setting. After the microwave is done, allow the cup to sit for another three minutes. The steam created in the unit from the lemon water is actively softening those hardened food spills. At the same time, the lemon scent is destroying those pesky odors from last week's leftovers.

Step 5: Wipe Out the Oven

After a few minutes have passed, remove the mug from the microwave and use a rag soaked in water and liquid dish soap to wipe out the microwave. The cleaning should be easier now than before, since the spills are softer than they used to be. Wet another rag and wipe out the soap. Then grab the third rag to dry the unit, and then say hello to your clean, fresh smelling microwave.

As you can see from these steps, it only takes a few minutes to remove days, weeks, or even possibly months of built-up dirt, stains and odors from your microwave. What's even better is that you have used no chemicals to get the job done. For more information, or if you would like professional assistance, contact Service King or a similar company.