#68- When life hands you lemons, clean your microwave.

Tonight:
 
I cleaned my microwave using a lemon.
 
Photo of microwave before cleaning below. I am fairly certain no one has ever shit-socked the microwave, although the photo would indicate otherwise.
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The materials used are below. I thought it would be nice to use a bowl made for holding popcorn as the object to hold the lemon juice, adding a subtle level of irony to the project.
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After cleaning:
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See riveting step by step instructions here.
 
When I do these new things, I prefer it when they yield positive results, mostly so they appear less lame. I think the author of the Wikihow post exaggerated just a bit when h/she said, “Grab a soft dishcloth and wipe that microwave out with unparalleled ease.” Firstly, my microwave is positioned on a cart very low to the ground, so it wasn’t with much ease that I bended my fatass down to even begin the project. Secondly, the splattered crap glued to the walls of the microwave did not wipe off as easily as I had hoped.  I gave up when my legs started to cramp.
 
Fun factor: 4
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. She-Doggs says:

    It’s the steam that loosens the crud. The lemons just make it smell nice. Put a wet kitchen towel in there and turn it on for a minute or two. Then use the towel to wipe it down. Caution: the towel is very hot.

  2. She-Doggs says:

    And my question is: Is fatass a word? Is it in the dictionary? Would it be OK to use in a game of scrabble? Is it one word..is it two? What say you, Shea?

  3. mindbodymadness says:

    I have found heating water to boiling in a glass measuring cup loosens all the shit on the walls of the microwave and it’s very easy to clean. And as I microwave spaghetti sauce uncovered on a regular basis, you can imagine my surprise at well well this works. Also, the measuring cup (as opposed to the dishcloth) will help you keep from burning your hands (which I am also prone to).

  4. Sheryl says:

    I mean this blog just keeps getting better and better…Molly Maid has nothing on you and you’re not a fat-ass(I prefer this version), you’re my little girl.

  5. kc77 says:

    Frank, would you mind turning the parental internet controls back on your computer in an attempt to keep Sheryl’s lame comments off this blog. “little girl”, seriously.

    Love you mama! 🙂

  6. laura says:

    It took me 2 hours, but I am caught up on your blog. I laughed often and can’t wait for more.

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