Cleaning the microwave doesn’t have to be a daunting task, especially when you have a secret weapon – a mixture of water, dish soap, and lemon juice. In this blog, we’ll share a hassle-free method to revitalize your microwave using common kitchen ingredients. Say goodbye to stubborn stains, odors, and grime, and hello to a sparkling, fresh appliance!
What you need ?
Step 1: Prepare the Cleaning Solution
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 cup of lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon, coupled with the grease-fighting power of dish soap, creates a dynamic duo for cutting through grime and eliminating odors.
Step 2: Place the Bowl in the Microwave
Carefully place the bowl in the center of the microwave. Ensure it is microwave-safe and can withstand high temperatures such as a Pyrex bowl.
Step 3: Microwave on High for 5 Minutes
Set your microwave to the highest power setting and heat the cleaning solution for 5 minutes. As the mixture warms up, the steam generated will start loosening the dirt and food particles stuck to the interior surfaces.
Step 4: Leave it for 15 Minutes to Steam
After the 5-minute heating session, let the bowl sit in the microwave with the door closed for an additional 15 minutes. This extended steaming period allows the solution to penetrate and further loosen stubborn grease and grime.
Step 5: Wipe Down the Interior
Carefully open the microwave door, and using a wet microfiber cloth, sponge, or scrub buddy, wipe down the interior surfaces. The combination of steam and the cleaning solution will have softened the grime, making it easy to remove.
Step 6: Tackle Stubborn Spots
For any stubborn spots or dried-on residue, dip a toothpick or skewer into the cleaning solution and use it to gently scrape away the dirt.
Step 7: Rinse and Dry
Once you’ve wiped away all the grime, use a damp cloth to rinse the interior surfaces. Finish by drying with a clean, dry cloth.
Step 8: Admire the Results
Stand back and admire your freshly cleaned microwave! Not only is it spotless, but the lemon-infused steam has also left a refreshing scent behind.
Ta-da! Your microwave has just undergone a spa day, and it’s emerged feeling rejuvenated, sparkling, and smelling like a citrusy paradise. With our zesty combo of water, dish soap, and lemon juice, the tough grime surrendered, leaving your appliance looking brand new. So, the next time you pop in a bag of popcorn or reheat yesterday’s lasagna, you’ll do it with the satisfaction of knowing your microwave is not just a kitchen hero but a gleaming superstar. Happy cooking, and may your microwave always shine as bright as your culinary creations!
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