Cleaning is such a chore, so we turned to Handy, the leading platform for house cleaning services, to hear from their pros on the best tips for tackling your messy microwave.

This quick, 23-second video shows you how:


  1. 1/2 cup of water
  2. Lemon cut in half
  3. Microwave-safe bowl
  4. Clean towel/rag


  1. Pour water into bowl
  2. Squeeze juice from 1/2 lemon into bowl
  3. Microwave for 3 minutes to get the water up to a boil
  4. Let stand for 5 minutes (the steam will loosen the food gunk!)
  5. Wipe the microwave clean

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