There are a lot of reasons why you should have a collection of lemons hanging around. For starters, they taste good with pretty much everything. But you might not know that they’re also one of the handiest, most versatile tools in the kitchen (especially when it comes to cleaning). These five lemon hacks can make your life easier, who doesn’t want that?
So kiss your chemical cleaners goodbye, there’s a new kid in town.
1. Ice Cubes
Make perfect pitcher-size ice cubes in a muffin tin.
Cure a smelly fridge in just a few hours by soaking a sponge in lemon juice.
Slow to eat your produce? Squeeze some lemons on apples, potatoes, pears and cauliflower to keep them fresher for longer.
4. Fruits and Vegetables
Sick of waxy fruits and veggies? Make a cheap and chemical-free cleaner with just half a lemon and some water.
Microwave spaghetti uncovered one too many times? Wipe down your icky microwave with ease after microwaving 1 1/2 cups of water and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice for five minutes.