Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When life gives you lemons...

...Clean your kitchen!  So, the Lemonade Stand award last week gave me the inspiration I needed to try something I have been meaning to do for a while.  I am attempting to clean my kitchen with a lemon.  I bought one organic lemon from the store (99 cents) cut it half, and went to town on my kitchen to see how many different ways I could use it.  Over the next 3 days I will show you the three different (and I think really cool) ways I was able to use half a lemon to clean.  

Today we are going to venture into scary territory, my microwave.  The first thing I did with the lemon was cut it in quarters and squeeze one quarter into a mug. As we are cleaning the microwave, I would suggest a mug that is microwavable.  Here are pictures of the microwave before:
I put the mug in, set the microwave for 8 minutes, and made my kids lunch while I waited.  You could probably get away with 6 minutes but mine needs 8 for some reason.  When I heard the ding, I removed the mug (very carefully) and used a microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe down the microwave.  

The water/steam loosen the stuck on food and the lemon helps to get rid of old food smell and leave it, well, lemony fresh.  Check in tomorrow for tea tackling, the lemon way.  And in the meantime, fill me in on your "green" lemon or microwave cleaning tips!


Lucy Pursglove said...

Mmmmmmmm! Yummy lemon smell, love it! :) When I worked at a cafe washing dishes to pay my way through Uni many moons ago, fresh lemon was the ONLY thing that would get the smell off my hands! :)

Laura said...

Wow. never thought of doing that! I'll do it tonight. Thanks!