Did you know that infamous method of cleaning using the lemon-half method is just one of many for kitchen cleaning that make a ton of sense? If you’ve ever heard of this tip and want to know more like it, continue reading up. Of course, we’ll tell you about the lemon-half method if you missed it on Food52’s popular list!
Combining Lemons with Your Oven
Have a problem with fruit flies? If so, you may want to check out this next miraculous tip. Cut a lemon in half and put them onto a shelf in the oven. Then, you’ll want to make sure the oven door is open all night. When you wake up, make sure you close the oven door and then turn on the broiler. Only leave this broiler on for a couple or a few minutes. Once the oven is cooled after turning it off, throw out your halves and then clean the bottom. You won’t have to experience anymore fruit flies!
Using Vinegar for Deposit Removal
Hate the deposit that has built up around your sink faucets? If so, you’ll want to remove the calcium deposits by using vinegar for dissolving said deposits.
Clean the Gunk Off Your Cabinets
Another fantastic idea that’s quite popular, you’ll want to use two parts baking soda, and one part vegetable oil to create a miraculous concoction that’ll clean the gunk off of your cabinets. You can choose your weapon: your hands, toothbrush, or a sponge, and work away the years of build-up!
Brightening Your Sink with Lemon
If you have a white sink – especially those that have those barn sinks, you’ll want to make sure it’s always white, which can be hard to do. Stains can add up over the years, despite how much you clean normally. If you want to remove said stains and keep your sink white, you’ll want to take baking soda and sprinkle it everywhere in your sink, while using as lemon as a sponge to rub it through.
Cleaning Out the Cracks of Your KitchenAid
Have a gorgeous KitchenAid mixer that you use often? If you want to keep it in supreme condition, you’ll want to take a skewer, or toothpick, and clean out the small crevices that you normally can’t get to with a face cloth.
Cleaning Discolored Grout
Grout can be the worst – it can get nasty, dirty, and darken way too quickly; however, you can combat this by using a DIY solution. This solution is composed of a paste mixture (baking soda and water). When you’ve mixed this together, spray your grout and let it sit. After, take the vinegar and spritz it – you’ll see it fizz, and clean it with a toothbrush.
A Scent-sational Smell in the Air
If you can’t get stink out no matter what you do, you’ll want to take vinegar yet again, and put some in a pan to simmer and clean the air. While it won’t smell of butterflies and rainbows, it can remove the first couple layers of the stench you want to remove.