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Is Lemon Juice Your Best Friend?
Used on its own, or combined with other common substances, lemon juice can be used in a multitude of ways.
Stainless steel sinks and taps
Mix a few tablespoons of lemon juice with a little salt and apply to your sinks with a soft cloth. The acidic lemon juice cuts through grease and the abrasiveness of the salt grains removes any build-up of scum. Use the same combination on your taps with a stiff brush (an old toothbrush is ideal), making sure to work the mixture well into all the nooks and crannies. Rinse thoroughly when you’ve finished.
Remove lime deposits
To remove limescale from taps and around sinks, apply neat lemon juice, leave for ten minutes then rinse well. You can also descale your kettle without resorting to harsh chemicals. Cut a large lemon into quarters and put them into your kettle. Fill the kettle and boil it, leave overnight for the limescale to loosen, then rinse out with several changes of clean water.
Clean and freshen your dishwasher
To clean your dishwasher, cut a large lemon in half and rub the cut surface over the inside surfaces – you might need to cut it into quarters to get into some of the harder-to-reach spots. Rinse the dishwasher afterwards and then run in a hot setting to make sure all the grime is completely removed. Not only will your dishwasher be sparkling clean but it will smell wonderful too!