Quick way to clean a microwave – in just 2 minutes!

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Cleaning isn’t really something that most people enjoy is it. However, you might be like me… I don’t enjoy cleaning much but I enjoy the feeling of a lovely clean home. This is what spurs me on to get jobs done. Despite this I still have a few jobs that I put off from time to time and cleaning the microwave is one of them. Today I want to talk to you about my quick way to clean a microwave – in just 2 minutes!

Easy way to clean a microwave

Here is a look at my microwave before…

When I need to clean a microwave I get a microwave proof bowl, fill it with a little cold water and add a few splashes of lemon juice. You can use fresh lemon OR you can just use the squeezy bottles for pancake day. Either works fine. I just add a few drops.

Easy way to clean a microwave - Cleaning process begins

Then I place the bowl of lemon water into the microwave and turn it on for 30 seconds. You can turn it on for longer, around 60 seconds, to create more steam. If your microwave is particularly dirty then heat the water for longer to help shift the dirt.

Easy way to clean a microwave - Microwave running

I just heated this water for 30 seconds to clean a microwave

Easy way to clean a microwave - My supplies

This is what I use for cleaning. A sponge scourer (just a cheap one) and then some kitchen towel to wipe it over afterwards.

Easy way to clean a microwave - Microwave after I have cleaned it

Once the timer has finished the bowl of water is steaming hot and ready to use to clean the microwave. I gave the glass plate a scrub with the scourer under hot running water, just to save a little time.

After a minute or cleaning this is how my microwave looked. As you can see the results are really good. My microwave wasn’t particularly grubby but it had sauce from noodles splattered all over it!

Overall I love a cleaning tip that is quick, simple AND doesn’t involve harsh chemicals. Anything that allows me to clean my home fast, and cheap, is good with me!

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2 minutes is all you need for a clean microwave

4 Responses

  1. Victoria - Lylia Rose March 28, 2017 / 10:07 am

    This is a great tip! I don’t have one at home, but I have two microwaves at work that I regularly clean and they get so mucky!

    • katykicker March 29, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you! Why can’t people just clean as they go? I’m always thinking this about my husband and our microwave!

  2. Plutonium Sox March 28, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Ooh brilliant tip! Can you give a tip on how I can clean my oven in under a minute next please?
    Nat.x

    • katykicker March 29, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      I think you’d have to just set it on fire to do that haha!

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