Nadia and Tali test out some interesting tricks attributed to unorthodox lemon usage. The powerful citric power of this popular fruit stands out in pretty much anything it is added to, but can it hide a fishy smell or clean out a microwave? 'Puc...
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Tali: Can you use a lemon to clean out your microwave? Nadia: What I want to know is can you really clean the fish smell out of a cutting board with a lemon? Tali: Stick around we are going to squeeze the truth out. Nadia: I know you did not just say that. Tali: Oh yeah I did. Pucker up. Nadia: It's Try This at Home. So we did some research. Tali: And the lemon was a lot more interesting than we thought. Nadia: Mongols invented lemonade around the end of the thirteenth century. Tali: Then the lemon traveled from Asia Minor and onto Greece and Italy. Nadia: Who knew the lemon was such a world traveler. Tali: Or that it has so many uses to. Nadia: And we are going to put those uses to the test. Tali: The largest lemon ever grown was eight pounds, eight ounces. A bit bigger than this one. Nadia: If you are like me and you sometimes forgot to cover up pasta sauce when you heat it up in the microwave, you can end up with a really big mess. Now I have always heard that you can put lemon in the microwave to make it easier to clean. But I have my doubts, so I am going to try it. What I did was I filled a microwave safe bowl about halfway with water. And filled it up with lemon wedges. And I am going to heat it up in the microwave for about 2 or 3 minutes until I get a nice rolling boil. So we will see. Alright, it has been a couple of minutes, the water has been boiling. And I should just be able to open the microwave and wipe it down with a damp cloth. It smells really good in here because of the lemon, so I hope it worked, we will see. Wow! It actually works, looks like lemon in your microwave does a pretty good job. And at least you're not using chemicals in a place where you put your food. Tali: Need a little bit of juice and don't want to waste the whole lemon? Poke a hole in the lemon, squirt out the juice, and cover it with a band aid. Put it the fridge, and now it will last longer than if you cut it in half. Nadia: So here is a tip that we both thought was a little fishy. Supposedly if you rub a cutting board with lemon right before you wash it, it will take out the smell of fish. Tali: So we tossed the coin. Nadia: And I get to rub the cutting board with fish. Tali: And I get to smell it afterwards. Nadia: Yeah, who won this one? Tali: I don't think I did. Nadia: Okay, so I rubbed both of these identical cutting boards with fish. And I am about to rub one of them with a piece of lemon. And then I will wash both of them and we will see if Tali can tell the difference. Okay, so I have two freshly washed cutting boards, and we are going to see if Tali can tell the difference. So here is cutting board A. Smell. Tali: Smells pretty clean to me. Nadia: And here is cutting board B. Tali: That doesn't smell very clean to me. Nadia: Wow! That didn't work at all. It seemed to make it even worse. So it seems like you are probably safe using regular old dish soap. So that was really interesting, and there is tons more stuff you can do with lemons. Tali: Yeah, like can you use a lemon to clean a rough stain off a shirt? Nadia: I don't know. That's something you should totally try at home. Keep it coming.

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