Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min

Cleaning your microwave couldn't get any easier than this!


  1. Boil a cup of water with lemon slices in your dirty microwave for 20 seconds.
  2. This will loosen the hardened food particles inside and your microwave will look brand NEW!


Most Helpful

Had I not SEEN it for myself, TRUE! I would have thought "YEAH RIGHT" too! Foolowed the heating 1 cup water, 3 tablspoons lemon juice, WORKED for me! WOW! WHY don't they include things like this in the microwave book of a GREAT recipe! THANKS! REALLY! As the microwave was really starting to smell, true! NOTHING we tried was removing the stain too! NOW, smelled nice and clean, And even now the inside does gleam! THANKS!

mickeydownunder June 25, 2010

Love it, Love it, LOVE IT!!!! This was recommended for inclusion in the 2010 Member's Picks Cookbook and I finally had the chance to try it. Worked like a charm in not only cleaning the microwave but getting that disgusting microwave popcorn and pizza stink out of it! Used a lemon that I had zested and squeezed for a recipe; had 2 cups of water in a 4 cup glass measuring cup. Boiled it for a good 5 minutes; left it inside for 10 to cool down and for the steam to continue. Wiped the entire surface clean and 3 hours later, still NO stink from popcorn or pizza! I plan on doing this method every single time that I am using lemons to bake with; great way to recycle them down to the last bits & pieces! Thanks, Charishma!!!

The_Swedish_Chef March 05, 2010

This works great! I usually clean my microwave the same way, but with vinegar instead of lemon. The lemon certainly makes it smell much better, lol. After I cleaned the microwave, I dumped the lemon in the garbage disposal to clean it and make it smell better too! Thanks Charishma for a nice keeper. Made for I Recommend Tag.

lazyme September 15, 2010

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