Dont you love these little tips and tricks we know as life hacks? I love them. And I learn so much from all of you when you comment on my life hacks.
One of my favorite life hacks for the kitchen comes when I need to clean the microwave. I have been doing this since I first owned a microwave. I didn't own a microwave oven until 1984. After I graduated from nursing school. Did you know that the first microwave oven came around 1946? And it stood 6 feet tall and weighed over 750 pounds. That is one big microwave!! You can check out the history of the microwave oven here, if you are interested.
Anyway, back to cleaning the darn thing. I cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice into a cup of hot water (I use my 2 cup measuring cup) drop in the lemon and zap it in the microwave for around 3 minutes. My microwave isn't a big, powerful one so you might need to adjust the time. And then I open the door, inhale that wonderful lemon smell and wipe down the inside with a cloth. Presto!! Clean. If I don't have any lemons I use lemon juice. How do you clean your microwave?? Do you have another favorite kitchen life hack to share??