With frequent use, our microwaves tend to accumulate stains and food residue that become embedded on the walls. After a few attempts, have you failed to get rid of all the stubborn stains? Here’s how to clean a microwave with lemon: a simple, natural method!
Lemon: an effective natural cleaning agent
Used in the kitchen and the household, lemon has many properties for the home. Mixed with hot water, this natural cleaning agent allows you to:
- Disinfect surfaces;
- Remove stains;
- And get rid of bad smells.
Armed with only a lemon and a bowl of water, discover how to clean your microwave with lemon in 5 easy steps.
1. Dilute some lemon juice in water
Start by cutting a lemon in half and removing the seeds. Then, pour the juice into a bowl full of water. Mix everything together to blend.
Remember to choose a microwave-safe bowl!
2. Add some lemon slices to the mixture
Cut the rest of the lemon into 6 to 8 slices and add them to the bowl of water and juice. The lemon rind will help promote the disinfecting, deodorizing, and degreasing properties.
3. Insert the bowl into the microwave
Once you’ve finished making your mixture, you’re ready to clean your microwave. Insert the bowl into the microwave and heat for 3 minutes at high power. Repeat this step a second time if necessary.
4. Let it work its magic
During the cycle, make sure the liquid evaporates after boiling. Then, leave the door closed and let it work for 5 minutes. This will allow the steam to spread out over the walls and completely humidify the microwave.
5. Clean the inside of the microwave
Once the steam has dissipated, you will easily be able to clean your microwave. Start by removing the bowl, but be careful: it might be very hot!
Start by removing the turntable from the microwave to clean it outside the oven. Using a damp sponge, cloth, or paper towel, wipe down all the walls, focusing on the toughest stains.
Your microwave should emerge intact! You can then put the turntable back inside and enjoy your fully cleaned microwave.
Get rid of stubborn stains with natural ingredients
Dealing with stubborn stains? To reinforce your cleaning routine, here are some other tips to clean your microwave with lemon.
- Add some white vinegar to the mixture. Valuable for many household uses, white vinegar combined with lemon becomes a powerful degreaser and disinfectant! Add about a tablespoon of vinegar to the bowl of water and lemon juice.
- Use baking soda for tougher food residue. Add it to the areas to be cleaned, and after a few minutes, scrub with a paper towel soaked in vinegar and lemon juice.
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