How To Clean & Deodorize Your Microwave Naturally

We had to replace our microwave because it was arcing.  Our microwave had served us well for many years, especially considering it was a hand-me down from a friend who had remodeled her kitchen years back.  Since we recently had a relatively new toaster oven fail on us, we looked for a microwave that will hopefully last us many years as durability is one of the most critical green aspects for an appliance.  What I did not expect to get with the microwave was a green cleaning tip.

snapshot of microwave manual tip for naturally cleaning the microwave
Natural Cleaning Tip from our new Microwave Manual

Two Natural Ways to Remove Cooking Odors and Clean Your Microwave:

  • Combine 1 to 1 1/2 cups water with the juice and peel of one lemon in a 2 quart microwave safe bowl (we recommend glass).  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  After the water stops boiling, wipe the interior of the oven with a cloth.
    or
  • Combine several whole cloves, 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1 cup of water. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.  After the water stops boiling, wipe the interior of the oven with a cloth.

Happy Green Cleaning!
Jon

p.s. It was my better half that was reading the manual and found this tip along with a warning about using recycled paper towels & napkins in the microwave.


What do you use to clean your microwave or other appliances?  Leave a comment below with your tips.



Comments

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