By the time most people think about cleaning the inside of their microwave, a bit of dirt has usually already built up.
But one cleaning pro promises there’s an easy way to get your microwave sparkling clean without hard scrubbing.
Carolina McCauley, a Brazilian blogger living in Perth, Australia shared her trick on TikTok.
The mother-of-two said she mixes a simple three-ingredient solution that helps break down accumulated junk.
She combines two cups of water, a tablespoon of dish soap, and a cup of lemon juice in a large bowl.
Then she puts the bowl in the microwave and heats it for five minutes.
As the soapy solution gets hot, the steam rises and fills the microwave, “loosening all the dirt”.
After five minutes, remove the bowl and wipe the inside with a damp sponge.
Adhering food should be wiped off without scrubbing.
“It’s that simple,” Carolina said.
Other experts have suggested using a similar mixture of water and white vinegar to clean your microwave.
Nuking half a lemon can also do the trick.
Cleaning pro Ms Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, told fans they could cut a lemon in half and place one half face down on a microwave-safe plate.
Pour a few teaspoons of water over it and turn on the microwave and watch until it starts producing steam.
Again, this should loosen any dirt inside your microwave so it can be easily wiped off with a sponge or rag.
Meanwhile, Carolina has gained fans for other cleaning tricks, including how to clean the inside of your dishwasher, how to whiten laundry with a simple three-step method, and how to clean sliding glass door tracks.
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5535319/easy-microwave-cleaning-tips-built-on-gunk/ I’m a cleaning guru – my three-ingredient solution removes dirt from your microwave in minutes