Easy ways to clean your microwave, even if your microwave is really grubby these grime busting techniques will have it sparkling in no time.

Top three methods

By Linda Soulsby

By Linda Soulsby

1. Distilled vinegar

Take half a cup of distilled white vinegar and one cup of water, place in a microwave proof bowl. Stand it in the centre of your microwave. Heat on high for two and a half minutes until it steams.

Leave the microwave to cool for 15minutes before opening the door. This gives the steam time to break down stuck on food and stains.

Open the door and remove bowl and glass plate,then wipe the oven with a clean damp cloth.

Wipe over the glass plate and return to oven. Job done!

2. Lemon

Pour one cup of water into your bowl. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze in the juice. Throw in the rest and microwave on high for 2.5 minutes until steaming. Leave for 15minutes and repeat as above.

You now have a sparkling clean oven and a wonderful aroma in the kitchen.

3. Bicarbonate of soda

Take I cup of water and 2tbs of bicarbonate of soda and repeat as above.

To clean the outside of your microwave you don't need expensive cleaning products. Mix vinegar and water, spray onto your cloth and wipe over the microwave including the door and panel. It will cut through grease like nothing else.

If you have any more amazing tips for cleaning with natural products why not share them with us.


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