2 Easy ways to clean a microwave.

Hey readers,

I know in my home the microwave gets used a lot and mainly for warming up coffee, the joys of parenthood. 

Anyways it can be quite hard if you don't know how to clean a microwave. So here are some easy ways to clean up your microwave whilst not making too much of an effort but still getting a good result at the end of the day.

 Plus these cleaning hacks are really quick as I myself haven't got all the time to clean and nor do I want to, so this is a great time-saving idea.

1. White distilled vinegar and boiled water. 

 This first method does not only get tough food to soften and wipe down easily but also helps to sterilise your microwave and get rid of bad smells. 

* You will need microwave bowl, 1/2 distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water.

* Add the vinegar and water into the bowl and place it into the microwave. 

* Heat on a high temperature for 2.5 minutes - or until you see the bowl boiling and the mixture giving off steam. 

* Best to live the mixture in the microwave for 15-20 minutes giving the bowl of the mixture to cool down. 

* Carefully take out the mixture and glass plate (you can clean this separately in the kitchen sink and return it to the microwave once dried). 

* Then get a clean, damp cloth to wipe over the microwave and with using the cleaning mixture means that you won't have to scrub to get the leftover remnants in the microwave making the job of cleaning the microwave a lot easier for you. 

2. Lemon.

Another cheap way to clean the microwave is to simply use a lemon (you don't have to spend an arm and a leg on expensive cleaning products as they tell you on Instagram).

* You will need a microwave bowl and put in 1/2 a cup of measuring water into the bowl. 

* Next slice the lemon, squeeze the juice into the water and place the two halves of lemon into the bowl. 

* Place the bowl in the centre of the microwave and put it on for 3 minutes. 

* Let that stand for a good five minutes to allow the solution to cool down. Plus this will give the food in the microwave time to soften down with the steam from the solution. 

* Take the microwave plate in the sink to clean.

* Then get a cloth and wipe down the insides of the microwave and also the door and outside area of the microwave.

* If there are some stubborn spots then what you can do is take the cloth dip it into the solution to help scrub and break down the stubborn food. 

* Replace the glass plate back into the microwave. 

This trick with cleaning with lemon does not only clean and smell amazing after but it is environmentally friendly too but so win-win all round. 

What do you think about these microwave cleaning hacks? Do you use them or do you have a good hack that I haven't shared? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Cheers for reading X 

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  1. Thank you, to tips, there does always seem to be stubborn unidentifiable dried on stuff lurking in our microwave! #KCACOLS

  2. This is really useful. No elbow grease needed, just how I like it! #KCACOLS

  3. I've done the lemon thing many times. As you say, it does a great job and smells so good! Thanks for this useful post. #globalblogging

  4. I use the lemon way to clean my microwave. It really does leave it smelling good x

  5. I use the vinegar method for my microwave but I do love the lemon smell. #MMBC

  6. These are the two ways I clean my microwave. It's not good to put chemical cleaners in. I also use vinegar or lemon to clean my fridge too. The lemon smells nicer, but if you use white vinegar I find it doesn't really leave a smell after a little while. Great tips.

  7. Thanks for sharing these tips. I typically wipe down my microwave often enough that it doesn't build up much, but it's nice to know there are natural solutions out there when I do need them.

  8. Thanks for sharing these tips. I typically wipe down my microwave often enough that it doesn't build up much, but it's nice to know there are natural solutions out there when I do need them.

  9. Both work really well so are wonderful tips. I hate how microwaves get mucky so easily #AnythingGoes

  10. I'm always amazed at how great white vinegar is for cleaning. I've used the lemon technique too.
    #AnythingGoes & #KCACOLS

  11. Popping back via #GlobalBlogging and will give my microwave a blitz tomorrow I promise

  12. I always use the lemon method since my daughter showed me last year.

  13. microwaves are something that if not kept up on can get away from you in a hurry. Good tips! #anythinggoes

  14. This is so interesting - I am going to try this the next time my microwave needs cleaning (which lets be honest probably isn't that far away). I actually cleaned it last Saturday because it got a good lot of use over Christmas and was pretty mucky inside. But I love the idea of trying the lemon so I will do this - thanks for the tip and sharing with #globalblogging x

  15. My microwave is in definite need of a clean so I'll use these tips! Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS.Hope to see you again next time!

  16. I've tried the lemon tip before, definitely works and leaves it smelling nice too! Thanks for linking up #TwinklyTuesday

  17. Thanks for the tips. Mine could do with a good clean #DreamTeam

  18. I use lemon and vinegar for so many household chores, sooooo useful but also cheap and not harmful! Thanks for linking up with #dreamteam

  19. Very clever! I have a confession though: our cleaners clean ours! #KCACOLS