Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lemon Cleaner

It's true, for the most part, I like to clean. But then there are some things that I just HATE doing. One is taking out the cat box... I mean, no one likes doing that. And another thing is cleaning the microwave. They have self cleaning ovens, why not self cleaning microwaves? That should probably be my next invention.

I stumbled upon a simple technique online on how to easily clean a microwave. To be quite disgustingly honest, I'm not sure when the last time we cleaned our microwave was. So it was time.

Here's what I did:
First, I cut a lemon into several pieces.
Then I filled a bowl up with water and dropped the lemon slices in.
I placed the bowl in the microwave and microwaved for about 3-5 minutes or until the water is boiling.
After it's done boiling, I let the bowl sit for a few minutes and when it's cool enough to remove, I took it out.
Finally, I took a damp wash cloth and ran it over the entire microwave. Not only will it be (literally) squeaky clean, it now smells delightful!

It was quick, easy, painless and green!

After I cleaned, I put the lemon rinds down the garbage disposal for a fresh scent! I also do this with orange peels too.

Anyone else have any green tips to clean appliances or things around the home?

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