Instead of scrubbing the stuck on food off the inside of the microwave, try this. Get a 2 cup Pyrex glass and add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and then fill the cup with water. Place inside microwave and boil on high for 10 minutes, The lemon juice will steam the inside of the microwave and the food will wipe right off with a damp sponge, no scrubbing!
And the inside will smell great too, I do it once a week and it is a cheap way to clean and deordorize the microwave!
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Almost everyone uses a dish sponge to clean dishes but they get nasty so here is my trick to clean your sponge and your microwave. To sanitize your sponge microwave it for 1 minute as long as it is damp (say after cleaning dishes) it will create a steam bath and loosen the grime in your microwave. So now your sponge is clean and your microwave just needs to be wiped out to sparkle.
If you have a dirty microwave and everything you put in it blew up and now you have a tough mess to clean. Simply cut a lemon in 1/2 and put it in a bowl with some water and microwave for 2-3mins. The steam will loosen the mess and the lemon leaves it smelling wonderfully. Easy to clean no chemicals to smell.
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