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How do you clean a microwave naturally


Posted by mom90511, 19th March 2016


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  • i find heating a bowl of water with lemon juice always does the trick. whether there is dirty splashes in the mike or its just got a bit of a residual food odor it always does the trick. simply heat then wipe out the mike after,love the lemon smell too


  • vinegar lemon juice and bicarb or eucalyptus oil diluted in a spray bottle


  • I use just water and a cloth – and then when it’s clean, I wipe it down with a cloth soaked in water with a little vanilla essence.


  • Place a cut lemon in a cup of water and heat for a few minutes in the microwave. Let it sit for a few minutes and you should find most of the grime wipes out


  • i use lemon juice & vinegar with water wipes clean & no nasties!


  • Equal parts white vinegar and water in a bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes, and let sit for a minute or two with the door closed once it’s finished. Then just wipe clean.
    Works every time for us, our microwave is always sparkling!


  • I second what mom69553 said about the lemon in the microwave – works really well.


  • Lemon and water in a bowl, microwave for a minute or two and leave in there for about 5 minutes so it steams up the inside, then wipe off. Perfect every time.


  • I also love the lemon and water trick. It works really well.


  • I put lemon juice in a bowl of water and thorn the microwave on for about 10 min. Once done, I remove the bowl (carefully because its extremely hot) and wipes the inside of the microwave with a damp cloth.


  • Great comments from moms as usual ..glad to here you now have a clean microwave.
    For future cleans bi carb is also great.


  • I put a few drops of vanilla essence in a a microwave safe jug half filled with cold water and microwave for 2-3 minutes, then leave it for a while and wipe clean. If there is really stubborn food stuck (I have teens!) I use a couple of drops of morning fresh instead of vanilla. Just be sure to wait until it’s cooled before removing from the microwave!


  • Reading these answers I see that a lot of people cut a lemon into quarters and place in a bowl in the microwave and turn on for 2 minutes. Leave for at least 5 minutes and microwave can be wiped out and it is clean and fragrant.


  • I now have the cleanest microwave in town thanks to all these great tips!!!


  • Lemon juice and water in a dish, microwave for 2 minutes.


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