If you have read some of my previous posts it is quite obvious that we enjoy cooking and leftovers. Our microwave oven certainly has gotten a workout and has had some crazy food parties! We have a weekly cleaning routine and this has definitely been on the "to do/must do" list. I “occasionally” will wipe down the inside of the microwave – like when company come over, or if I happen to get to it when cleaning the kitchen – and by cleaning it I mean like wiping down the circular tray if something has spilled and that is pretty much that. I have been meaning to thoroughly clean it for months. We clean using a homemade mix – basically vinegar and water in a spray bottle for wiping household items and will throw in some baking soda in addition to the mixture for household items to soak sinks, tubs, toilets, etc. I also can’t tolerate the strong scented sprays and cleaners so anything natural (and using what you have in your cupboards) I am all for trying!
Today, I would love to share a fantastic homemade cleaning solution for the microwave from a great friend and fellow blogger - Sara from Great Homemade. Her blog is so inspiring and welcoming and so is she :) Sara has great DIY tips and posts on everything from Beauty to Pets and Cleaning. Be sure to check out her blog and support her by following along as well!
I have been wanting to use this homemade solution for a few weeks now and I did so yesterday. If your microwave has been enjoying many food parties like mine, then this is a must try! It combines some lemon slices, water and your microwave.
This is the before pic:
You pop in the bowl of water and lemon slices for a few minutes, let it sit for a bit and allow the steam to rise, wipe it down with a damp cloth and you will have a brand new microwave and bonus – your kitchen will smell fresh with the hint of citrus! The after pic:
Head on over to Sara’s blog and post for the full instructions here and happy (natural & homemade) cleaning! Let us know if you try it out!
What is your favourite homemade cleaning mix?