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How To Clean Your Microwave Naturally with Just a Lemon

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Once again I have a lovely cleaning hack I am sure you will want to know. Today I am going to teach you how to clean your microwave naturally with just a lemon. It is a cleaning hack I am sure you will be happy to have in your cleaning collection.

There are a few things I hate more than having a messy microwave. Especially, when the boys have exploded chili all over the place and it looks all brown and nasty with little chunks on the walls and bottom. Oh, the woes of motherhood. If only they exploded their chili and then proceeded to happily clean the microwave themselves. Perhaps with a little song or jig. *SIGH* I guess that’s every mother’s wildest dream. Well, it is not likely to happen around here, so, I need an easy and natural way to clean the microwave. It will make me especially happy if it is quick. If I have to clean other people’s messes I may as well get it done quickly.

I’ll assume you too have a messy microwave and are here because you are tired of scrubbing so hard to get your microwave clean. Perhaps you want to get it clean before the holiday’s which are quickly creeping up on us. And, let me further assume you want it clean with minimal work.

Let me assure you, not only is it possible to get a sparkling clean microwave without using harsh chemicals but this is also hands-down the easiest way to clean a microwave. This makes me happy as my kids and husband frequently use the microwave and I don’t want harsh chemicals near their food.

What You Need To Clean Your Microwave Naturally

  1. 1 lemon (this is a good use of your old lemons)

  2. water

  3. Clean dishcloth


  • Remove the microwave tray and set it aside to clean at the end. If you want this task to be even easier you can soak it in water in the bottom of your sink, but that’s not necessary as it will clean just as easily as the microwave.

Cut a Lemon in Half - How To Clean Your Microwave Naturally with Just a Lemon
  • Slice your lemon in half and squeeze the juice all over your microwave. Start using the halves of lemon to scrub the sides, top, and bottom of your microwave walls. The lemon juice will start dissolving the “gunk” within a few short seconds.

Emmaline cleaning the microwave with lemon.
Emmaline cleaning the microwave with lemon.
  • Dip your clean dishcloth into the water so it is wet. Wipe the inside of the microwave clean starting with the ceiling and sides.

Wipe the microwave with a clean wet cloth - How To Clean Your Microwave Naturally with Just a Lemon
  • If you come across stubborn spots that won’t easily wipe away, use the lemon half and rub it over the pernicious spot again. Wipe with your wet towel once again. Repeat until the spot goes away.

  • While you’re wiping the microwave clean, don’t forget to wipe down the door.

  • Clean and replace the turntable tray and you are done.

Are you as happy as me with your beautifully clean microwave?

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