Simple and Effective Natural Ways to Clean Your Microwave

The microwave can be really difficult to clean as we normally leave all the stains when we use it. These stains harden over time making them more difficult to clean. The use of commercial cleaning products can be very harmful for your health and as well as for your microwave. Nevertheless, in this article we shall help you with this tough household chore which will be the easiest one in the household. All you need to do is to implement certain simple and natural methods that will make your microwave clean and ready for the next use.

The hard job will be done only by one, lemon, incredible isn’t it?

Lemon contains citric acid that it acts as an antibacterial and antiseptic agent thus making it the ideal cleaning agent. Thanks to its use your whole house will have that refreshing and pleasant smell.

Naturally, there are also other natural and efficient methods that we shall present below in the text.

Cleaning with lemon

It is a simple and very effective tip that can help in efficient cleaning of your microwave. Additionally, it will offer that amazing refreshing scent.

Needed Ingredients and Things:

  • 1 lemon
  • Half a cup of water
  • A small bowl
  • Cleaning cloth


You should start by pouring the water into a small bowl. Next, cut the lemon in halves, and squeeze the juice into the bowl and as well as add the two halves. Place the bowl in the microwave and set the timer for 3 minutes which would be enough for the water to boil. Once it boils leave the bowl in the oven for another 5 minutes so that the vapor of the lemon acidity and water dissipate the stubborn stains. When the 5 minutes will pass remove the bowl from the microwave. During this period the lemon has fulfilled its job and all you need is to wipe it off.

Now, take the cloth and start wiping the inside of the oven, the ceiling, the sides and the bottom, finishing with the door. If you still notice that there are some stubborn stains, you should dip your rag into the lemon water, and then scrub the remaining stains till they completely disappear.

In this way you will have a clean microwave oven with incredible lemon scent.

Cleaning with Vinegar

Needed Ingredients and Things:

  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • Water
  • Small bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cleaning cloth


In a bowl filled with water add a cup of white vinegar. Next, place it in a microwave, and in the liquid put the wooden spoon. The trick with the wooden spoon will prevent for the vinegar and water mixture not to overheat and explode. It may not happen, but it is still a good prevention.

Next, set the timer on your oven for 5 minutes and turn it on. After that period of time with great caution remove the oven cup by using a kitchen glove. Use a damp cloth to clean the inside of the microwave oven. Thanks to the steam from the water and vinegar the stains will dissipate which will be efficiently removed without scrubbing.

Cleaning with essential oils

If you are not the fan of the vinegar scent, then the following method will be highly appreciated by you. It is based on water and essential oils, and it is very simple like the vinegar method.

Needed Ingredients and Things

  • Lemon essential oil
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Sponge


First you need to wet the sponge, and once it is well soaked, you should place it inside the microwave. Next, fill the spray bottle with a small amount of water and add around 3 – 5 drops of lemon essential oil. For a stronger lemon scent, you should use a few more drops.

Now, spray the inside of the microwave oven everywhere, including the top, bottom and sides of the microwave oven. Set the oven timer to 2 minutes, and then turn it on. Although the time has passed, still do not open the door and keep the sponge inside for a few minutes so that it cools off. Use the sponge to clean the inside of the microwave.

Shiny oven from the outside

For that purpose, you should soak a cleaning cloth with rubbing alcohol, and with it wipe the outside of your microwave till it is pristine clean.


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