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!
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!!!
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.
No kidding! I swore I wasn't going to take a picture of my microwave, because it was a MESS. Following other reveiwers suggestions, I boiled the water first, added the lemons, and then boiled it for 5 minutes with the lemons in. Using only a paper towel, all of the splatters easily came off - and there is enough lemon steam to clean the door, the glass tray, and the bottom underneath the tray. Amazing! Made for Best of 2009 Tag.
To a 4 cup measuring cup, I used 1 1/2 cups water and one whole sliced lemon. Microwaved it for 6 minutes, then (as another reviewer did), left it in for 10 minutes more (off) to continue steaming and cleaning. I wiped most of it easily with a dry paper towel. For the tougher stains, I dipped the paper towel into the lemon water and they came up with barely any effort or 'elbow gease'. Works like a charm and smells great! I then took the lemons out of the water, added 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and cleaned the inside of the fridge with it. Everything is so fresh and clean now I want to cook and mess it up all over again, lol. Thanks for sharing this cleanser recipe. :)
A little scrubbing was still required on my microwave, but the stain in the corner is now gone! I have a phobia about using chemical cleaners on anything that gets near food, so I'm happy to find a recipe like this. Thanks for posting!
Worked PERFECT! Very easy. Had to put it in for a minute, but either way I cant complain. :D
I'll never use a chemical based cleaner in my MW again! I did have to MW it for about 4 to get it boiling good but after that everything that was stuck on just wiped right off! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
I use the lemon juice with water and keep adding micro minutes until it's good and steamy. Then an easy wipe down with a paper towel. I do this weekly, just to keep it looking clean.
This is the same method I have been using for years, since before I became a housewife.
Works quickly and makes the scrubbing easy. And it also works without the lemon! ;)
(although it wont smell as fresh...)