Monday, February 4, 2013

Leftover Lemons... Leftover Lemons... Clean your Microwave

I usually have fresh fruit on hand in my house.  I love how lemons look sitting in a bowl on my kitchen cupboard.  But the truth is, I usually end up throwing out lemons - I run out of ideas of what to do with them. Lemons in Basket

So in an effort to use up some lemons, I decided to try cleaning my microwave using one.

I'm usually very good about keeping our microwave clean.  I try to wipe it down after every use and use microwave covers.  But it has been a while since it has had a deep clean.

Here is what I did...

Simply cut a lemon in half and place it in a microwaveable bowl or mug with water. Lemon on Cutting Board

Cook it in your microwave for a few minutes so it can make steam and loosen all dried on grossness.

You can even let it sit in the microwave for a few minutes.  Be careful when removing the lemon water from the microwave - as it can be extremely HOT! Wipe the inside of the microwave with a cloth while the inside is still steamy.

Quick and simple.  And now my kitchen smells clean and fresh!

What are some of your leftover lemon uses?

As Always,


  1. I discovered this tip a few years ago and it works like a charm. Anything to help clean the microwave easy and quick is great in my books!

    1. I'm definitely into easy and quick solutions! Thanks Shauna :)


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