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The Best Microwave Cleaning Trick Ever

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Brian
07.01.14

Your microwave is basically a time-saving miracle worker. Why bother with stovetops or ovens when you can just zap something for two minutes and dig in? But, they do have one downside: it only takes one forgotten paper towel while reheating some spaghetti to create a volcanic eruption of sauce inside your microwave. 

If you’ve been avoiding microwave-cleaning duty because the idea of scraping at those nuked-on food remnants makes you cringe, we don’t blame you. But, we can help. This trick only takes five minutes and it skips the pain-point of microwave cleaning! Here’s how:

1. Place Water & Lemons in a Bowl

Put 1-2 cups of water and a handful of lemon slices in a microwave-safe bowl. (Lemon juice works, too.)

2. Heat It Up

Heat the bowl in the microwave for 3-5 minutes, or until it’s boiling.

3. Wait 2 Minutes – No Peeking!

When you hear the buzzer, wait two minutes before opening the door. This will give the steam time to loosen food particles and allow the lemon to spread a fresh, citrus scent.

4. Wipe Away the Mess

Carefully remove the bowl of water and wipe down the inside of the microwave with a warm, moist cloth. The food bits and stubborn stains should come off easily. Take that, food gunk!

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