5 Ways to Clean the Kitchen with Lemons

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by Alli

I love to use natural products whenever possible. I like knowing that there are no harmful chemicals added. So, I’m sharing 5 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen With Lemons.  

I always have a mile-long list of improvements and updates I want to make to my house. Please tell me I’m not the only one!

Update: We recently built a new house and you can read all about our new house here. 

The kitchen has always been the heart of my home and it’s where I make the biggest messes.  

These are my favorite tips on 5 Ways to Clean the Kitchen with Lemons. Your kitchen will be sparkling clean and your house will smell fantastic.

5 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen With Lemons

But First, This Is How I Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

A few years ago I was able to cross stainless steel kitchen appliances off my “must-have” list.

My old, beige kitchen appliances were on their last leg when my husband surprised me with a new stove with double ovens, a new dishwasher, and a bottom freezer refrigerator – all in gleaming stainless steel.

No one bothered to tell me how difficult stainless steel was to clean. Sadly, mine was not fingerprint resistant.)

I tried every cleaner under the sun and I never liked the way my appliances looked.

Then I found this cleaner and I was hooked. It has a subtle lemon smell and it’s the best stainless steel cleaner I’ve ever used. 

After just one cleaning session, I was sold. 

5 Ways to Clean The Kitchen With Lemons


You will always find lemons in the fruit bowl on my counter. I use them to flavor water and iced tea. I also use them in recipes and to keep avocados and apples from turning brown.

5 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen With Lemons - Bowl of Lemons

Lemons play a big part in keeping different areas of my kitchen clean, too. Who knew lemons could serve so many purposes?

Tips on Cleaning The Kitchen With Lemons

1.  Clean Your Cutting Boards

Once a month, sprinkle coarse salt on your cutting boards. Slice a lemon in half and rub the entire board with the lemon (cut side down, of course), releasing juice as you go. Let sit for 5 minutes. Rinse, dry, and recondition the wooden cutting boards with coconut oil or food-safe mineral oil.

Helpful Hint: this is my favorite mineral oil for cutting boards. It is enriched with lemon and orange oils!

2.  Freshen the Garbage Disposal

Once your cutting boards are clean, cut up that lemon and throw it in your garbage disposal. Run water, grind it up and you’re done.

3.  Get Stains Out of Plasticware

Squeeze lemon juice into your plastic container. Add a little baking soda and warm water.  Let soak for 5-10 minutes. Wash and rinse the stains away.

4.  Freshen the Fridge

Do you have a stinky fridge? Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours.

5.  Clean the Inside of the Microwave

I always use a cover when I heat foods in the microwave. Why does the inside always get so grimy and dirty? It has to be the kids!

To easily clean the microwave, add 3/4 cup of water to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add the juice of one lemon. Microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the lemon water comes to a boil.

Don’t open the door! Let stand for 5 minutes. Open the door and carefully remove the bowl of water. Remove the turntable and wipe clean. Wipe the inside of the microwave starting at the top and working down. Replace turntable.

You can print out 5 Ways to Clean the Kitchen With Lemons here: Free-Printable-1  and Free-Printable-2

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I love it when my kitchen is sparkling clean and it smells like freshly squeezed lemons. Have you ever used lemons in your cleaning routine? 

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