5 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen With Lemons

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Clean your kitchen with lemonsLemons are a versatile, effective ingredient used many homemade cleaning products. This non-toxic alternative to traditional cleaners smells great and can be used in your  kitchen, the bathroom, laundry room and even in your yard!

Clean Your Kitchen The Natural Way With Lemons!

 

Use Lemons To Remove Stains

A lemon cut in half or straight lemon juice acts as a mild bleach to remove stains from kitchen countertops (do not use on marble or granite), sinks and wooden cutting boards. Apply or rub directly on stain. Leave juice on stain until faded and repeat as necessary. For extra cleaning power, make a lemon/baking soda paste to scrub away those tough stains.

Use Lemons To Disinfect

Lemons can be used to keep germs at bay in your food prep area without worrying about toxic chemicals. Rub the cut side of a lemon on your cutting board after your clean it and leave overnight to keep it clean and spotless. Spray straight lemon juice to disinfect countertops, sinks and inside of your microwave.

Use Lemons To Clean And Shine

Clean and shine your brass and copper pots by cutting a lemon in half, sprinkling some salt on it and using it like a scouring pad on dull or stained areas. When you are finished, be sure to rinse thoroughly to prevent discoloration.

Use Lemons To Degrease

For messy stovetop spills, make a paste of lemon juice, water, and baking soda. Apply to spill and let sit 15 minutes. Scrub and rinse with water and a sponge. Repeat as necessary.

Make a basic degreaser by adding a 1/4 cup of lemon juice to a spray bottle and topping off with tap water. Shake well. Use around the kitchen to degrease countertops, kettles, stovetops, taps, handles and any other hard surface covered in grease and grime.

Place a half of lemon in a microwave safe bowl filled with cold water. Microwave until you see steam (approx. 3 minutes). Carefully remove the bowl and wipe interior of microwave with a damp microfiber cloth or sponge. The lemon steam will help loosen dirt and grime and leave behind a fresh, clean scent.

Use Lemons To Remove Limescale

Remove limescale from non-plated taps by rubbing with straight lemon juice. Let sit for several minutes, then rinse throughly.

To clean your coffeemaker, add about a 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the machine and top off with regular tap water. Run one cycle, then refill with plain cold tap water and run once more before using. For heavy deposits and for extra cleaning power, let the lemon solution sit in your machine for at least 15 min before running.

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Comments

  1. Wonderful green tips that is sure helpful to all housewife who prefer to use natural products. I also use lemons to clean glass – I generally rub glass with a cut lemon to add sparkle back to dull glass. This is especially effective with cloudy coffee pots.

  2. I remember how my mom would use lemons to clean the wooden cutting board, she’d also put some salt on it to help with the scrubbing. I tried the lemon paste as a degreaser, and it worked great! Thanks for the tips.

  3. Using fresh lemons in my sink drain is the only way to keep it from smelling yucky! I also love them to sanitize cutting boards!

  4. I love lemons and love to use them to clean the kitchen, stainless steal cleans really well with lemon, hard water stains as well.. just overall a cheap, natural and smell good cleaner… Thanks for sharing your tips…

  5. The multi-functional citrus fruit! I would try that coffee maker tip. I’ve been trying to figure out how to clean it without damaging it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love the smell of lemons and enjoy having some in a bowl on the kitchen table. I have used them in many ways, but not on stains in my clothing. I will have to give it a try! I love using natural cleaners.

  7. My mom has given me some of these tips in the past, and they really are true. I especially like to use lemons to clean and shine. When the metal on my sink starts looking dingy, I take a lemon to it, and it’s sparkling fresh in no time. Plus, it smells great! :)

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