The microwave is one of those things that can easily get dirty, and is also so easy to ignore. At least that is the case with many people. But it does need to be cleaned. Fortunately, there are easy and natural methods to clean the microwave! You probably already have all the ingredients around. All you need is lemon juice, water, vinegar, a bowl and a cleaning cloth. If you do not have lemon juice, you can leave it out, but many people prefer to use it, as it helps to neutralize the strong smell of vinegar and adds extra cleaning power.
Fill your bowl that is microwavable with a cup of water, then add 1/3 to 1/2 cup vinegar. You can choose to measure – or simply estimate and pour the lemon juice and vinegar (more if the microwave is very dirty). Then add a few tablespoons of lemon juice. Put the vinegar mixture in the microwave. Heat for about 3-4 minutes. The water mixture will be very hot, so be careful not to get burnt. Now take your cleaning cloth (or paper towel) and clean. The steam and vinegar helps to loosen dirt and food.
For stubborn stains, you can wet the cleaning cloth in the hot vinegar water (carefully!) And then wipe with the damp cloth. You can also put the bowl of vinegar / water in the microwave and heat again for 1 minute. Add more steam if your microwave oven is very dirty and it takes longer to clean. Another tip is to use a toothbrush for small cracks and corners.
Now your microwave is neatly cleaned! And naturally too. And you did not have to buy expensive cleaners with chemicals either!
With such easy and natural way to clean the microwave, you can do it regularly without waiting for a kitchen remodel project. It usually only takes a few minutes to heat the vinegar and 30 seconds to clean.