Natural and Thrifty in 365: #329 Clean Your Microwave Naturally

Three easy steps, two common ingredients, and one measuring cup are all you need to clean your microwave naturally.

Cleaning the microwave has to be one of my least favorite chores.  Have you had success with this microwave cleaning method?  Any tips?

Photo courtesy of One Good Thing by Jillee.

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  1. I have a more natural way to clean it with no work involved – don’t own one! : )

  2. don’t feel embarrassed with showing your microwave, mine is twice as bad as yours. I have 3 boys and husband who think it is ok to leave a mess for mom (the maid) to clean up. So half the time I just leave it.

  3. I just tried it, didn’t work for me. Maybe the amount of time is dependent on the size of your microwave. Ours is huge (fits a whole pizza) but I never use it, hubby does (I hate microwaves) and the junk inside it has been sitting there for 4 months since he left for deployment. I’ll do another 10 min and see.

  4. Thank you for posting this! I hate using cleaners because i think about what they leave behind that could get in my food…maybe i’m paranoid lol.

  5. I just boil a cup of water in it and then wipe it all out. everything comes off. easy.

  6. I’ve also used lemon juice in the same way as the vinegar in the directions and it works just as well for me! ~Jenn K

  7. I just stick a slice of lemon in a cup of water and microwave it for 2 minutes. Wait a few minutes and Then wipe clean. No need to spend money on vinegar and I can pull lemons off my tree for free.

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