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Normally when I shop, I don't fill my cart with bright yellow lemons. Until recently, that is. Now, after reading about the versatility of lemons in a grocery store flyer, lemons are at home in my fridge. Lemons are a reasonably priced replacement for some products, and they recoup their costs easily throughout the house.
Another cleaning option to spread the lemony smell around your kitchen is to clean cutting boards with the fruit. Not only does the fruit and its juice freshen but it sanitizes as well. Rub lemons on wooden spoons and other porous surfaces that may retain germs and odors.
Lemons can serve as scouring pads if they're dipped in coarse salt and used to clean pots. Cut them in half or in quarters and dip the juicy inside of the fruit in the salt. Any metal in the home that shows a few spots of rust can be cleaned with your new natural scouring pad. The lemon and salt eliminates the rust dots on bathroom fixtures, utensils, and other metal surfaces. This combination also works wonders cleaning copper bottom pots. It's more efficient and cheaper than copper cleaner.
Use lemon juice to keep food beautiful, too. Adding a bit of lemon juice to fruits that normally brown will stop the browning and keep apples and bananas fresh and white. The little bit needed won't alter the taste, and lemon juice can be added to dips and sauces that naturally brown in the air as well.
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