I’ll admit it. There are times our microwave looks nasty. I’m not a fan of chemicals to clean things – especially in the kitchen. I mean really, I’m trying to intentionally buy cleaner food, not add more chemicals to them. Growing up in Portugal with little money and a lot of kids, my mother knew how to clean with common items from the kitchen or something she could get on a day’s walk.
This is the chef shortcut I do to clean my microwave oven naturally after learning this trick from theKitchn.com.
- Put 1/2 cup water into a bowl.
- Slice a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the water. Drop the lemon halves into the bowl.
- Microwave for 3 minutes and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Finally, remove the bowl and wipe it down.
Extra benefit is that the oven also smells good.
I have a ton of lemons in my kitchen for all sorts of food and cleaning uses. It can make almost any dish taste better and look brighter. I LOVE lemon. In fact, I swear I’d wear lemon juice as a cologne. 😉
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