Why Do This?
Opening up your microwave and getting hit with a pongy smell is about as gross as it is easy to fix. You won't even need to go and buy cleaning products from the shops to do it, just a good old lemon. This quick and easy trick will remove stains and caked on food, and in just five minutes you'll have replaced that horrible smell with the lovely smell of fresh lemons.
This simple 4 step process will have your microwave smelling fresh and lemony in no time at all.
Put 1 cup of water and 5 slices of lemon into a microwave-safe bowl. Don't worry if you don't have any lemons - lemon juice works just as well.
Give the bowl a zap in the microwave on high until boiling (roughly 3-5 minutes).
This is the key step! Leave the microwave door closed for two minutes, allowing the steam to loosen all the built up gunk and impact it's lemony smelling goodness.
Remove the bowl of water, being careful as the water will still be very hot. Wipe down the microwave with a warm, damp sponge, and watch the stains & food easily come away easily.