You can easily clean your microwave and make lemonade, at the same time.
In this Instructable, Microwave oven will be called a Microwave.  I know Microwaves are different than Microwave ovens,just like drill motors are different than drills, but most people refer to them as drills just like most people refer to Microwave ovens as Microwaves.  (This should keep my Grandfather happy)

Step 1: Materials

You will need:
  1.  One Fresh Lemon
  2.  One Microwave-safe Bowl
  3.  One cup of water
  4.  One Knife
  5.  One Cutting Board
  6.  Juice Squeezer Thingy (See Photo)
  7.  Sponge
  8.  Glass
 9.  Spoon
10.  Sugar
11.  Ice
12.  Strainer
13.  Microwave

<p>I am absolutely certain that your grandpa is totally happy with you just the way you are. I also firmly believe that he quietly chuckles at your experiments, discoveries, etc. behind your back. And he probably thinks much as you do, about PI, and other intriguing ideas, one of which is whether you really needed to heat the lemon juice at all, when there are plenty of cleaners you could have used, while drinking icy lemonade. Thanks for the giggles!!!</p>
<p>I have always used this method with plain water to clean my microwave before, but I will be adding lemon juice from now on ! I'm sure it will help with the smells that seem to stay in the microwave too. Thank you!</p>
<p>If you put a lemon in the microwave for 10 sec it will give more juice.</p>
Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try.
I'm going to do this tonight. Thanks for the instructable and the humor: D
This was like magic. I shook my phone, and this appeared. The twin passions of my life are fresh lemonade and clean microwaves. Thank you, sir! And thank YOU, magical instructables shakey matchmaking!
Thanks for the comment. I am glade you liked it.
Hi! I'm house sitting and yesterday I used this method on a microwave that the house owners have never cleaned. Ever. It was like a Jackson Pollock if his medium with chef Boyardee and cheese. <br> <br>It worked like magic! I put it in for 5 minutes and kept the door closed for ten. Gave it a wipe, and the brown microwave was actually white! Amazing. <br> <br>Also, your instructable was particularly great, thanks!
Thanks. Sorry fo the late reply.
I am the maid, butler, gopher etc etc etc, when it comes to cleaning around here...<br>Having said that, I can never thank you enough for sharing this Instructable. That is a great tip that I never thought of. <br><br>TY Sir!!
Well I hope this instructable helps you find time, between all your jobs, to enjoy a glass of lemonade.<br><br>Thanks for the comment,<br>
you are most welcome Sir. :)
Charles, I LOVE your sense of humor! Thanks for the nice tip, too.
Thanks for the comment.
Hilarious. I think all my future instructables will have to include &quot;contemplate&quot; steps.<br><br>I particularly like the bit about 3 minutes, 14 seconds.<br><br>I voted for it and will be sad when you win my laser cutter.
I am glad you liked it. I was hoping someone on Instructables would get my geometry humor. Thanks for the vote. It will be sad, when I win your laser cutter, but I'll cut and burn something on it for you, once I get it.<br><br>Thanks for the comment, I look forward to seeing your next Instructable with contemplative steps.<br><br>Charles
Hilarious and very useful- awesome integration of unrelated activities- true genius!
May be unrelated, but one of those accidents that lead to discovery. I like to microwave my lemon juice so the sugar dissolves completely. Just so happens the steam created, cleans perfectly, smells good, and is environmentally friendly. If I have to wait for my lemonade to cool, I might as well make use of the time and clean the microwave. Not even close to the story of how the microwave oven was accidentally invented.<br><br>Thanks for the comment,<br><br>Charles
Genius! Very clever stuff.
Thanks, Genius! Wow makes me feel like Wile E. Coyote
Nice job! It looks very clean and would love to have a glass of lemonade right now! No lemons frown! Have a great rest of the weekend!<br>sunshiine
Thanks for the complement. Be sure to put lemons on your shopping list.
Already on there! Thanks! Lemons are a great thing to keep on hand. I always run out.

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