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Cleaning a Microwave with Lemons – Using a Lemon to Clean a Microwave

Cleaning a microwave with lemons in minutes is easy. All you need are cut lemons and a bowl of hot water. A few minutes on high and you won’t be ashamed to open your microwave door any longer!
Don't spend money on expensive cleaners. Cleaning a microwave with lemons and water in just a few minutes is super easy to do.

I use my microwave all the time, so it does tend to get dirty and discolored, particularly on the turntable and ceiling of the device.

There are lots of products that will clean it but did you know that it is super easy to clean a microwave with lemons in just minutes?

For another eco friendly cleaning tip, check out my post on cleaning stove top burner pans with just three ingredients.

Cleaning a Microwave with lemons in just Minutes, the easy way.

To clean a microwave easily, you will need just two things:

  • glass measuring cup, half filled with water
  • one good sized lemon, cut in half.

Start by filling a glass bowl or measuring cup with warm water.  Squeeze a good sized cut lemon into it. It’s fine if the seeds fall to the bottom.  Drop the cut lemons in too.lemons and juice in waterPlace the glass jar in the microwave in the center of the carousel.  My microwave had grime around the edges and in the corners, as well as the inside of the glass door.  The turntable also had grease on it.Lemon water in the microwaveClose the door and turn on the microwave and heat the lemon/water for 3 minutes on high.  After doing this, many of the stains were gone, even without scrubbing.microwave after cleaning with lemonsUse a damp sponge and wipe the sides and edges.  I did not have to scrub, but I did remove the turn table and wiped under it.  It is so much cleaner now.clean microwave after I can’t get over how easy this was.  And I love that the top above the lemon water got cleaned without me having to scrub.  This also makes the microwave smell nice too.

Cleaning a microwave with lemonsThe next time your microwave needs a clean, try this method. You will be amazed how fast and easy it is!  Let me know how it works for you in the comments below.  Mine was not too dirty, so it came up really well.  I’d love to know how it works in a dirtier microwave.

If you would like to see other uses for lemons around the home, be sure to check out this article on my cooking site Recipes Just 4u.

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Bel Jones

Friday 5th of October 2018

Just one lemon could serve so many purposes: for cleaning certain countertops, for removing tough stains, for eliminating odours, etc. It is truly a product that every household needs.


Sunday 13th of September 2015

I don't use my microwave much, but I have used steam to clean it, next time I am adding a lemon! Thank you.


Sunday 13th of September 2015

Hi Caroline. The great benefit of using the lemons is the fresh smell and the ease of doing it. Carol

LaWanda Dean

Wednesday 9th of September 2015

LOVE this! I have a lemon tree so there's no excuse for me not to do this!


Wednesday 9th of September 2015

Your house will smell great! Carol

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