Lemons are the perfect addition to your fruit bowl and give cakes a piquant taste, pancakes a sharpness and a watery taste. However, there is more to citrus than meets the eye. More and more of us are choosing natural detergents, and our cabinets are the perfect place to start – with baking soda and white vinegar, the first choice for natural detergents. However, lemon can easily move stains, freshen surfaces and remove odors easily.
Not only that, but lemon cleaning can save you about £ 220.68 a year.
A pack of five lemons costs just 68p, while the cost of cleaning products combined to clean all of the items listed below is £ 19.75.
Buying monthly it would be £ 237 per year, while buying two packs of five lemons per month would get you back only £ 16.32 per year – which saves a total of £ 220.68 per year.
That’s why Tap Warehouse put together a list of ten lemon juice kitchen cleaning hacks.
3. Descale your kettle with lemon juice and water
Pour half of the lemon juice and half of the cold water into your kettle and fill it until it is almost full.
Let stand for an hour so that the natural acid in the lemon juice can break down the lime.
Once an hour has passed, boil the kettle and the lime should fade.
4. Make your sink brand new with lemon juice and bakinggives
Start by making a paste using baking soda and lemon juice.
Once your paste has a thick texture, take a clean cloth and scrub the mixture into the sink.
The combination of the citric acid in lemon juice and the natural abrasiveness of baking soda should remove dirt and debris from your sink and keep it looking squeaky clean.
5. Make your pots and pans fat-free with lemon juice
Fat can be difficult to remove from pots and pans, and you often feel frustrated and left with plenty of time to soak.
However, if you squeeze lemon juice on the offending pot or pan with a little washing-up liquid, the acid from the lemon juice works magically to banish the fat for good.
6. Banish smells from wooden cutting boards with lemon juice
Can’t get rid of the smell of the chopped garlic?
Sprinkle a thin layer of salt over the cutting board, cut a lemon in half, and scrub for two to three minutes.
After soaking the cutting board in hot water with the juice of the other half of the lemon for five minutes. Then let it dry.
7. Let your fridge smell fresh all year round with lemon wedges
We have all opened our refrigerator to an unpleasant smell lingering from certain foods.
One way to counteract this is to put a couple of lemon wedges on a plate and let them sit in your fridge.
The slices absorb all odors and make your refrigerator smell fresh of lemon.
Don’t forget to change the slices every week to make sure they’re fresh!
8. Make stainless steel utensils and tools squeaky clean with lemon juice
We all have stainless steel utensils and appliances that we cannot remove stubborn heat stains from no matter how hard we scrub them.
Lemon juice is a strong natural acid for removing heat marks and streaks from stainless steel.
Take a clean cloth and soak it with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Scrub the stainless steel with the cloth until all stains are gone.
If any stubborn stains are still visible, repeat the process, then rinse and dry with a microfiber cloth.
9. Freshen up your dishwasher with lemon juice
Deodorizing your dishwasher can be a daunting task.
Place a cup of lemon juice on the lower rack of your dishwasher and run the rinse.
As a result, your dishwasher not only smells fresh as lemon, it is also perfectly clean.
10. Banish countertop stains with lemon juice
We all know how easy it is to get stains on our kitchen countertops and how difficult it can be to remove.
Squeeze lemon juice on the stains and let it sit for a few minutes.
Since lemons are sour, don’t let them sit for more than two minutes.
Add baking soda and scrub the stain with a damp cloth.
However, don’t use baking soda on a marble slab as it can scratch it.