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Make Lemonade and clean your microwave

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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)

 
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Step 2: Cut The Lemon

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Cut the lemon into two equal pieces......Bi-Fruit-Cation.
Rinse the knife...the good stuff inside the lemon is not so good for a knife.

Step 3: Squeeze The Lemon

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Use the Juice Squeezer to get the juice and pulp out of the lemon.

Step 4: Pour the lemon juice into the Microwave-safe Cup


Pour the lemon juice and pulp into the Microwave-safe cup with one cup of water.
I like to keep the pulp in the juice, so I do not strain in this step.

Step 5: Put the Microwave-safe cup, with juice, into the Microwave

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Put the Microwave-safe cup, with juice, into the Microwave.
If your microwave has a turntable, put the cup near the edge of the turntable.
If your microwave does not have a turntable, put the cup in the middle.

Step 6: Microwave the juice


Microwave the juice.  I like to run the Microwave for three minutes fourteen seconds, then move the container to the other side of the turntable, and run it for another three minutes fourteen seconds.  I then have a little chuckle to myself and think about circumference.

Step 7: Clean the Microwave

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After Microwaving the juice, there should be a nice coating of hot juice moisture on the inside of the Microwave.
Use your sponge to wipe the inside of the Microwave.  Don't forget to wipe the door and under the turntable.
You can then use the now wet sponge to wipe the outside of the Microwave.
I'm going to do this tonight. Thanks for the instructable and the humor: D
kkorten1 year ago
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!
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  kkorten1 year ago
Thanks for the comment. I am glade you liked it.
karalalala1 year ago
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.

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.

Also, your instructable was particularly great, thanks!
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  karalalala1 year ago
Thanks. Sorry fo the late reply.
SIRJAMES092 years ago
I am the maid, butler, gopher etc etc etc, when it comes to cleaning around here...
Having said that, I can never thank you enough for sharing this Instructable. That is a great tip that I never thought of.

TY Sir!!
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  SIRJAMES092 years ago
Well I hope this instructable helps you find time, between all your jobs, to enjoy a glass of lemonade.

Thanks for the comment,
you are most welcome Sir. :)
tdc22022 years ago
Charles, I LOVE your sense of humor! Thanks for the nice tip, too.
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  tdc22022 years ago
Thanks for the comment.
mkanoap2 years ago
Hilarious. I think all my future instructables will have to include "contemplate" steps.

I particularly like the bit about 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

I voted for it and will be sad when you win my laser cutter.
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  mkanoap2 years ago
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.

Thanks for the comment, I look forward to seeing your next Instructable with contemplative steps.

Charles
paganwonder2 years ago
Hilarious and very useful- awesome integration of unrelated activities- true genius!
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  paganwonder2 years ago
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.

Thanks for the comment,

Charles
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Genius! Very clever stuff.
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thanks, Genius! Wow makes me feel like Wile E. Coyote
sunshiine2 years ago
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!
sunshiine
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
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.