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Friday, January 8, 2010

Lemons - Inexpesive, Natural Cleaners

No need to spend extra money on expensive cleaners when you probably have an economical and natural alternative in your fridge! Here are some lemon tips from Mary Ellis, Ladera Ranch, CA:

"Lemon is an inexpensive, natural cleaner.

First, I microwave half of the fruit for two minutes to loosen the juice,which easily removes cooked-on food from pots and pans.

Next, I dip the other half in salt and use it to shine brass items.

Lastly, I stick both halves into my garbage disposal. It sharpens the blades and freshens the disposal with a citrus scent." (
source: June 2009 Family Circle Magazine, p. 101)

Do you have some lemon tips you'd like to pass on to us?

More on lemons:

Spring Cleaning Using Household Items - Lemons
Summertime Tips
Three Steps to Clever Cleaning

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about microwaving the fruit for 2 minutes? I have heard 10 seconds on high for a whole lemon before juicing...but 2 minutes sounds like a long time in a microwave.