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Old 01-08-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Default Today's Tip ~ Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hi Kids! Happy Sunday to you. If you ever have spills in your microwave
that become cooked on, Today's Tip will come in handy!


CLEANING YOUR MICROWAVE

In a 4-cup microwave safe glass bowl or cup, add 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice. Place this in your microwave and cook on high power for 3-4 minutes. Let the bowl or cup cool, then remove. Use paper towels to wipe the microwave clean. This works well on stuck-on food.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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Sounds like a great tip Pam. All natural ingredients too
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Question?? Is this vaporizing and then needs rubbing off or do you dip the paper towels in it to clean? J/K !



BTW ...always wait a few seconds before opening the door when it cuts off. Whether or not it has a buzzer. Microwaves are still bouncing around inside. It takes a couple seconds or so for the graphite door seal to absorb them. They are said to possibly cause cataracts ...
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Question?? Is this vaporizing and then needs rubbing off or do you dip the paper towels in it to clean? J/K !



BTW ...always wait a few seconds before opening the door when it cuts off. Whether or not it has a buzzer. Microwaves are still bouncing around inside. It takes a couple seconds or so for the graphite door seal to absorb them. They are said to possibly cause cataracts ...
This ^ question has come up before, in the threads and in an e-mail or two that I've received. I just now did some research on it, and every source I found, including the FDA, said that there is no risk from microwave ovens, regardless of when you open the door. Here's what one source said (sorry, I forgot to copy the link):

"There are no radioactive isotopes in your microwave. As soon as the microwave stops, the microwave ceases to make microwave radiation. Let's suppose your microwave is maybe 20 cm across, and it takes, oh, ten improbable bounces from one wall to another to absorb all of the microwaves (I'm being generous). That'd be two-thirds of a nanosecond after it [stops] before all of the microwave radiation is absorbed."
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Originally Posted by PJ8
CLEANING YOUR MICROWAVE

In a 4-cup microwave safe glass bowl or cup, add 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice. Place this in your microwave and cook on high power for 3-4 minutes. Let the bowl or cup cool, then remove. Use paper towels to wipe the microwave clean. This works well on stuck-on food.
OMG, Pam!!! What a great tip!!! I love you!!!



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BTW ...always wait a few seconds before opening the door when it cuts off. OMG, Pam!!! What a great tip!!! I love you!!! or not it has a buzzer. Microwaves are still bouncing around inside. It takes a couple seconds or so for the graphite door seal to absorb them. They are said to possibly cause cataracts ...
Thank you too, Cowboy Dabe!!!

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Old 01-08-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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So Satyx, what you're saying that opening the microwave door too soon makes the cat her act up in the kitchen. Hmm.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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I'm not timing that stuff you need special glasses to see it!! LOL! But, with as many microwave ovens and cell phones in use...I'll never believe what the Gov. tells us! Too much to lose ...too much invested.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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So Satyx, what you're saying that opening the microwave door too soon makes the cat her act up in the kitchen. Hmm.
I haven't noticed the cats being affected. But, the women in the house all seem angry and judgmental...
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: USA
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Great tip Pam. Now that you mention it, mine does need to be cleaned.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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Great tip, Pam, and one I really needed! Shredder is good for recent spills, but once it gets stuck on, well, not so much.
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