When life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. But what to do with finishes? Besides adding lemons to drinks there are a lot of ways to use lemons in your home. So don’t toss all those lemon peels and put them to work. Here’s every single way you can use lemons:
Clean greasy messes
Have you got anything Greasy or splattered stove tops? If your kitchen has been the victim of some sloppy sautéing, try to use lemon halves before taking out possibly toxic chemical cleaners. Add some salt for abrasion on a juiced lemon half and rub on the greasy areas, wipe up with a towel. Be careful while using lemon on marble counter tops, or any kind of surface that may be sensitive to acid.
Clean coffee pot or tea kettle
For cleaning mineral deposit that is build up in the tea kettle, fill it with water, add a handful of thin slices of lemon peel and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and leave it for one hour, drain and rinse well. For coffee pots, add salt, ice and lemon rinds to the empty pot; swish and swirl for one or two minutes, dump and rinse.
Clean the microwave
All it needs is one exploding bowl of food to render the gunk interior of the microwave, sometimes with cement like properties. Instead of using strong chemical cleaners, try to add lemon rinds to a microwave safe bowl filled halfway with cold water. Cook on high for five minutes, in order to boil the water and the steam to condense on the walls and tops of the oven. Remove the hot bowl carefully and clean away the dirt with a towel.
Deodorize the garbage disposal
Use lemon peels to deodorize the garbage disposal and make your kitchen smell freshly at the same time. It is a quick way to finally dispose of spent lemon peels after you have used them for any of these reasons.