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January 31, 2011

Helpful Hints from joeeze: More microwave (less cowbell)


Last week's demonstration/explanation of water "exploding" in the microwave was a hit, so much so that I'm back today with a tutorial from the same sources (James and Morris Carey) on how to easily and effectively clean your microwave.

And don't play games with me — I know how you try not to look inside whenever you open the door to nuke something.

Here's the tutorial.


Cleaning a microwave doesn't have to become drudgery. In can be as simple as squeezing a little lemon juice into a cup of water. You'll need a cup or mug, water, a lemon, a sponge and a towel.

Here's is how it's done:

• Fill a microwave-safe cup such as a ceramic coffee mug with 1 cup of water.

• Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice out of one side into your cup of water.

• Place a clean ice cream stick into the cup (prevents superheating and resultant "explosions").

• Place the cup in the microwave and set on high power for 3 minutes. Wait at least 30 seconds before removing the cup.

• Wipe the inside of the microwave with a lightly dampened sponge.

• Rinse the sponge regularly to remove any debris.

• Wipe the inside of the microwave dry with a clean towel. Dump the lemon water into your drain as a freshener.

• Save the rest of the juice in the freezer and use both pieces of lemon rind to clean your disposer.

January 31, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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