I’m going to start off this post with a confession….I am not the best housekeeper. I do have one strong point. I keep things tidy. I’m a minimalist and don’t like clutter so keeping things tidy is easy for me. But actual cleaning? It’s not my thing. I don’t enjoy it and I don’t have a very good eye for it. That may sound like a lame excuse but it’s true. My husband can detail a room better than Alice on The Brady Bunch. Seriously. He’s great at it. I just don’t have that vision. Or motivation.
When I hear about a great cleaning short cut, I’m all about it. This microwave trick is awesome. I can’t believe how well it works. Basically, it steams up the microwave, loosens up the nastiness and makes it super easy to wipe down. Give it a shot. You will be amazed. In fact, if you’re like me, having this trick in your arsenal might even help you to clean your microwave more than once a year.
Easy Steam Clean Your Microwave
- Fill a bowl with water.
- Add 4 drops of lemon essential oil.
- Microwave on high for 5 minutes or more.
- The microwave has been “steam-cleaned.” Wipe down with a damp cloth.