2 Week Spring Cleaning Challenge

Clean Your Microwave Naturally

Day 10, Microwave

After the refrigerator, is there any kitchen appliance used as often as the microwave? Of course, this means that food is often splattered on the walls and ceilings of the microwave. To remedy this, a two-minute microwave of a bowl filled with the same vinegar and water solution mentioned earlier will work. If you need extra cleaning power, add a few lemon slices. Be sure you let the mixture sit in the microwave for another 45 seconds before removing. Finally, just dip a sponge in the hot solution, and your microwave will wipe clean with virtually no effort.


Wiping out the microwave with a damp cloth after each use will keep it clean. For added freshness, occasionally microwave a bowl of water with a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice for one minute.

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Lauren Thomann

Lauren Thomann has written about self storage and moving since 2015, making her our storage expert. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics and has published over 150 articles on moving, storage, and home organization. She is also a contributing writer at and Martha Stewart.

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