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Monday, October 24, 2011

Lemon-y Clean Microwave

Just a quick post this morning... tons to do on my list today!!!

A small popcorn fire in the microwave bumped "clean the microwave" to the top of my cleaning to-do list... don't worry everyone is fine, just a little hungry.

Burnt popcorn has an unfortunate smell. But there is very easy solution -- that also makes use of my weekly basket contents as well (1 fresh lemon)!

How to Clean Your Microwave:
  1. Wipe any loose particles out with a damp cloth/sponge.
  2. Fill a microwave safe bowl or mug with water.
  3. Add the juice and half of a lemon.
  4. Boil the water in the microwave (this was about 3 minutes for me) until it is steaming.
  5. Let the microwave sit for a bit with the steam inside.
  6. Remove bowl and spinning glass thingy and clean it in your sink.
  7. Wipe down the microwave again.
  8. You're done and it smells lemon fresh!
While you're at it, clean your garbage disposal. This is even easier when you use this stuff. Directions on package are very easy to follow and it literally takes seconds to have another potential smell problem taken care of!

We have a used microwave that was already yellowed on the
inside from the previous owner... but we can at least improve
it... see below!

Much better!!! :-)


1 comment:

Jacinda @ Growing Home said...

I just had to add your blog to my sidebar; you've got so many good tricks up your sleeve! Thanks for all the pointers!

I don't have a microwave, but I boiled some water and let it sit inside my toaster (which was a million times dirtier than your microwave :S). I had a few leftover lemons in the fridge, sliced them up and rubbed the insides all over the metal. I think the acid really helps remove the gunk! Then I washed it out with the warm looks so much better.

Thanks for inspiring me to get 'er done!