5 ways to clean your kitchen with lemons

PHOENIX - When life gives you lemons, clean up your kitchen!

You can go green by cleaning your kitchen with the fresh scent of lemon.

It can give your appliances a sparkle without squeezing your pocketbook.

Use these simple tips from Mr. Appliance to freshen up your kitchen:

1. Microwave
Mix together 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice and 2 cups of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for one to two minutes. Allow bowl to cool down, then use mixture to wipe down the inside walls of the microwave.

2. Oven
Mixture together 2 Tbsp. of liquid dish soap and 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice with 1 quart of warm water. Apply the mixture to the inside of the oven. Return after one hour and scrub with a sponge. Rinse well.

3. Frid ge
Quarter a lemon and place in small bowl. Sprinkle a dash of table salt and 2 tsp. of baking soda onto lemons. Place uncovered dish in the middle of refrigerator and let sit for three to five days.

4. Dishwasher
Mixture 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice with 1 cup of white vinegar. Pour into the bottom of empty dishwasher and allow for one cleaning cycle.

5. Stovetop
In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice with 2-3 Tbsp. baking soda to form paste. Apply paste to stovetop and wipe away with warm, damp sponge or towel.

Follow these do-it-yourself cleaning tips periodically by adding them to your cleaning routine.

Mr. Appliance is an appliance repair franchise.

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