I don’t know about you but I don’t think about cleaning my microwave until something starts growing inside. I’m kidding, of course, but I will say it’s not high on my priority list. But wow what a difference it makes when you do finally get around to cleaning it. I have wanted to try this cleaning trick since I first saw it on The Kitchn! I never knew that microwaving water and lemon would actually help clean the microwave — but it works. It really works. I’m a believer. And all you need is a lemon, water and a dirty microwave.
After the 3 minutes in the microwave it’s very important that you let it stand for another 5 minutes. Do not open the door until the 5 minutes has past. You need the steam from the water and lemon to spread over the microwave.
Ta Dah! Your microwave is clean! It’s a great experiment with incredible results. You could do this with just water too but the lemon gives it a nice smell. Try it! You will be amazed at how well it works.
Do you have any great kitchen cleaning tips? I would love to share — send them to me!