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Use Lemon and Baking Soda for Cleaning Your Microwave


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Lemon and Baking Soda for Cleaning Microwave - A measuring cup with lemons and baking soda.To get the caked on food in your microwave to wipe right off, follow this tip. I learned this years ago and it makes my life a little easier.

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Fill a microwave-safe container with water. I add a few lemon slices and a few tablespoons of baking soda to remove any odors. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let the container stay in the microwave for about 5 minutes. It will create a sauna in there. After 5 minutes, carefully remove the container and wipe down the inside of the microwave. It will come off so easily.

Lemon and Baking Soda for Cleaning Microwave - A measuring cup with cut up lemons, water and baking soda.
 
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September 13, 2020

Can you put the plastic cover on when steaming?

A lemon in a covered dish for the microwave.
 

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The type of cover you show in the picture is approved for microwave use but it is still plastic. Food critics say these are safe as long as they do not touch food and as long as they are not damaged (cracked). I just prefer to not take a chance even if it is just 'steaming' food.

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There are alternatives but some that you see suggested online can be dangerous if not handled properly but accidents do happen.
I have found that for me, a plate does not work because I'm always looking for the right size and these plates get very hot and are difficult to remove properly without using gloves/pot holders; I always use gloves but not everyone does - even then it's difficult for me to keep the steam going away from me. I also like to use a cover with a vent.
Plates may work for other people and also for you so that is one solution.

I use a 'bacon tray' to rest my bowls on and then use a glass dome cover that has a handle on top. Both of these work well for me and no plastic around food. The food safety board says the bacon tray is safe for bacon but I only use it as under my bowls so then I can remove my food by holding handles on trays.

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But - nothing is really safe without being extra attentive when dealing with hot containers/food. Even with this tray I add a paper towel as some bowls have a tendency to want to slide a little.

If you're interested in finding a glass cover, you can check them out online.

www.amazon.com/.../s?k=glass+microwave+plate+cover&tag... (Affiliate Link)

www.walmart.com/.../38473243?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId...

www.safebee.com/.../6-microwave-mistakes-could-harm-your...

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