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How To Clean Your Microwave Naturally with only Two Ingredients

DIY Microwave Cleaner

How to clean your microwave naturally and safely without breaking the bank or using chemicals.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Author Angela Blanchard
Cost 1


  • microwave
  • microwave safe bowl


  • 1 lemon
  • water


  • Fill a microwave-safe bowl 2/3 full.
  • Cut lemon in half and add it to your bowl.
  • Put the bowl in the microwave and 'cook' for 3-5 minutes depending on the size of your microwave. The smaller the appliance the shorter the time needed.
  • Once the beeper goes off, DO NOT open the door. Allow the bowl to sit untouched for at least 3-5 minutes.
  • Open door and remove your bowl VERY CAREFULLY. It will be hot.
  • Take a damp rag or paper towel and wipe down the insides of your microwave.


  • If you have a stubborn blemish take 1/2 of your lemon and carefully rub it on your stain and retry wiping it with your rag. Your water and lemon may be still HOT.