It was early. I know that’s not a great excuse, but it was 3:30 in the morning! I was up, getting ready for the show, walking the dog and I got hungry. We had some leftover tilapia and broccoli in the fridge. It was a chilly morning so I wanted a warm breakfast. Into the microwave, one minute on high and delicious! The problem? Fish and broccoli combine for one horrible smell after being reheated in the microwave.

I wrote about the problem yesterday. Today, I wanted to share the solution. Our callers were full of ideas from lemons to white vinegar. Here’s the solution that worked for me. I cut a lemon in half and squeezed some juice onto the bottom of the microwave. 30 seconds on high, wipe out the lemon juice and boom. Smell gone.

It’s a good thing too, the smell disaster put my RV plans on hold for a bit. As you know, my wife is not exactly keen on the idea. I think she said something like…what happens if you create that smell in the small space of an RV? Simple. Open the windows and drive fast!

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.