After Learning WHY She Put a Lemon Peel in the Dishwasher, I HAD to Try It!
Sometimes it's the simplest cleaners that do the best job, "A Genius Cleaning Tip" is just that, done with an ingredient you probably have sitting in your fridge or countertop. This genius cleaning tip uses a lemon to achieve a clean and nice smelling dishwasher.
This simple cleaning tip is as easy as that, all you do is put a lemon wedge in the dishwasher. So here is how the simple cleaning tip works, you place a lemon peel or a full lemon wedge, you can even use one that has been juiced, on the top rack of your dishwasher make sure to skewer on a plate wire, or in the cutlery department, and run a normal wash cycle. The lemon will help freshen the dish load, there will be a nice faint lemon scent, and it will leave your dishes sparkly. You will be surprised at how well this little cleaning tip works, you will see an improvement in residue and water spots on your dishes. It's a great way to make use of lemons that you have already juiced, try to remember to stick a wedge in the dishwasher whenever you can. You can also take used up lemon wedges to wipe down your cutting board, and then pop the other wedge in the dishwasher. It's nice to get double use out of your lemons.
On this site you will find all sorts of things to help in the kitchen, from recipes to cleaning tips, kitchen advice and gatherings. On this site you will also find 10 Ways to Use a Lemon in the Kitchen. Some of the ways to use a lemon in the kitchen include; Clean your microwave, this is the easiest, most natural, simplest way to get your microwave spotless with no scrubbing required, you'll want to watch the step by step tutorial; Clean your wooden cutting boards, this is a great way to clean wooden cutting boards at the end of the night, watch this step by step tutorial on how To Clean a Wooden Cutting Board with Lemon and Salt; Remove stains from butcher block countertops, get rid of berry stains and coffee rings; Make an all-purpose kitchen cleaner, you don't want to throw out your lemon peels, you can save them and make awesome smelling kitchen cleaner; Polish copper, no matter how tarnished your copper cookware,this lemon trick can help; Freshen your garbage disposal, the best way to get rid of the smell coming out of your garbage disposal is to throw in some ice cubes a handful of kosher salt, and a few lemon peels. Turn it on grind it up, and your garbage disposal is fresh again; scrub stubborn stuck on food off dishes, just use a recently juiced lemon, a little coarse salt, and get to scrubbing; Clean and deodorize smelly plastic containers, rub a lemon over the inside of a plastic container, or rinse it with lemon juice to help remove stains and smells.
It's a good idea to have a bowl of lemons on your countertop, or kept in the fruit drawer of your refrigerator, there are just so many good things a lemon can be used for. Lemon juice, rind, and zest are used in a wide variety of foods and drinks. Lemon juice is used to make soft drinks, lemonade, and cocktails. Lemon juice is used in marinades for fish, where its acid neutralizes amines in fish by converting them into nonvolatile ammonium salts, and meat, where the acid partially hydrolyzes tough collagen fibers, tenderizing the meat, but the low pH denatures the proteins, causing them to dry out when cooked. Not only do we love lemons in lemonade and other drinks, but it's also useful for cleaning.
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