Confession: It took me almost a solid 10 years of living on my own with a microwave to learn how to clean it properly without chemical cleaners… I always felt a hint of guilt each time I would do it because, cancer.
Now that I live with a man who pays slightly less attention to detail than I do, I deal with microwave explosions on a semi-regular basis. To ease my chemical induced cancer worries, I took to the internet for chemical-free cleaning alternatives.
Thanks to this post by Heather from Real the Kitchen and Beyond, I finally see the light. It is truly magical what one lemon and a bowl of water can do for your microwave. Read on or watch the video for how-to.
Place the bowl of lemon slices and water into the microwave and set the timer for 4 minutes. After the 4 minutes are up, let the bowl sit inside of the microwave for an extra couple of minutes to let the water cool slightly (it will be boiling hot right after microwaving!) while the walls of the microwave to get nice and steamy.
Remove the bowl and wipe the inside of your microwave with a damp sponge – when I did this, everything that was stuck to the walls and ceiling of my microwave wiped off SO easily!
Once the lemon water cooled slightly I used it with a sponge to clean the glass plate that sits inside of my microwave.
Now for the final look – before… and after!
What do you think? Pretty easy, right?