2 Minute Microwave Cleaning Hack

I’m not even sure how a microwave can get so insanely disgusting, but it does. Splats, spills, and who knows what start to cake on and build up over time. Our microwave was awful until I figured out this 2 minute microwave cleaning hack that you have to see!

2 minute Microwave Cleaning Hack

I despise cleaning! I am not a clean freak and I am definitely not Type A. I reserve my cleaning for once a blue moon and then I am usually pretty disgusted with the job at hand. Per my usual, we had an even this last weekend and we needed to get our house clean. I couldn’t stand looking at the disgusting microwave any more and needed to figure out a quick way to clean it.

The thought of putting in elbow grease was not something I looked forward to. I knew there had to be a better way.

That’s when I decided to read up on my new essential oils and see what I could use to clean the microwave quickly and without nasty chemicals.

I found out the Lemon Essential Oil is pretty amazing. Want to clean your microwave in under 2 minutes? Here’s how!

How to Clean Your Microwave in 2 Minutes

Simple Microwave Cleaning Trick

What You Need for your Microwave Cleaning Hack

1 wet sponge
Spray Bottle
4-5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

In your spray bottle mix 1-2 cups of water and your Lemon Essential Oil. Shake it well before using. (I have learned this mixture is awesome for so many things!)

How to Clean Your Microwave in 2 Minutes

Using Essential Oils to Clean a Microwave

Step One: Spray your entire microwave with your lemon water mixture. You can’t wet it down too much. Be sure to get the top and sides.

How to Clean Dirty Microwave

Microwave Cleaning Hack

Step Two: Wet your sponge thoroughly and place it in the center of your microwave.

Step Three: Turn on your microwave for 2 minutes. Once the timer is finished, wait for your sponge to cool before touching it! (this might take around 2 more minutes)

Microwave Cleaning Hacks

Step Five: Using your wet sponge, wipe the microwave. There shouldn’t be anything you have to scrub. I kid you not, it all just melted away. It was the coolest thing to see!

In fact, I wanted to clean everything! Which is unheard of!

See, I told you… Super simple! I was amazed how easily it worked! But don’t stop there! I’ve joined around 15 other bloggers to share our Spring Cleaning Secrets. You won’t want to miss them!
Chemical Free Spring Cleaning


If you want to get started with essential oils, you can! Just click on the image below to see the awesome starter set and specials we have going this month to get you started in the right direction!




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3 thoughts on “2 Minute Microwave Cleaning Hack”

  1. What a nice and natural way to clean a microwave! Thanks for sharing! I clean my kitchen appliances with 50:50 vinegar and water! It works! I also add around 10-15 drops of essential oil it has a nice smell and kills the strong smell of vinegar. I hope I helped, too! Greets!

  2. Karen Burke

    Can I use a different scent other than lemon? I don’t have any on hand at the moment

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Any citrus should work.

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