Lemon Power! The No-Mistake Method to Microwave Cleaning


This natural and effortless lemon hack is the ultimate game-changer for a sparkling clean and fragrant kitchen appliance. If you’re a hygiene fanatic like myself, also check out my guide on the best methods to clean your oven, so you can keep your kitchen spotless and fresh all year round.

Safety Precautions

When cleaning a microwave with lemons, it is important to take certain safety precautions to avoid accidents and injuries. Here are some tips to follow:

Allow the lemon and water mixture to cool before removing it from the microwave to avoid burns.

Make sure to put on gloves to shield your hands from hot surfaces.

Avoid using metal objects in the microwave as they can cause sparks and damage the appliance.

Tips For Stubborn Stains And Odors

Here are some tips on how to deal with stubborn stains and lingering odors when cleaning your microwave with a lemon:

For stubborn stains

If there are still stubborn stains after cleaning with lemon, you can try using a paste made of baking soda and water. Spread the paste over the stain, and leave it for a few minutes before using a damp cloth to wipe it off.

For lingering odors

To combat this, place a bowl of water with lemon slices in the microwave and heat it for a few minutes until it boils. Let it sit for a few minutes before removing and wiping down the microwave.

Additional cleaning solutions

If you don’t have lemons on hand, there are other natural cleaning solutions you can use, such as vinegar or baking soda. 

Steps For Cleaning Your Microwave With A Lemon

Here are the steps for cleaning your microwave with a lemon:

Halve a lemon and extract the juice into a bowl that is safe to use in the microwave.

Add a cup of water to the bowl.

 Place the bowl in the microwave and turn it on high for three minutes, allowing the lemon water to come to a boil.