I am not a very good housekeeper. If I had hired myself, I’d have to fire me. But every once in awhile I find a good trick that I like to pass on. This week I found one.
I was reading a “Biblezine” that had a calendar inside it. For June one of the dates said to clean out your microwave today and offered a trick to clean it. My microwave was disgusting – too much reheating of food and too little wiping it down afterwards. I know that if I would regularly clean it I wouldn’t need a trick to get it clean. But I don’t so I did. And it worked perfectly!
Here’s what you do (for those microwave slobs like me):
- Take a small bowl of water. Squirt some fresh lemon juice in it. (I didn’t have fresh so I used a squirt of bottled lemon juice)
- Cook it in the microwave for 3 minutes.
- Leave it in the microwave for 5 minutes – DO NOT OPEN MICROWAVE until after the 5 minutes.
- Open microwave take a paper towel or rag and easily wipe off all that grime that was caked on.
My microwave hasn’t been so clean since I bought it. Except for the pealing of the paint inside of it from when I tried to clean it with a cleaner that stripped the paint. If only I knew the lemon water trick back then!
When I sat down to write, this was all I was planning on including. But while typing, I thought about yesterday’s whistle post and how the water in the microwave is another analogy of Christ. Whenever I’ve tried to clean out that microwave, I couldn’t get all the grime off. But when I let the steam from the water do the work, it easily came clean. I couldn’t do it on my own. That bowl of water is like Christ. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us – but we have to let Him do the work. Don’t open the microwave too soon!