We have all been guilty of finding a rotting piece of a lemon inside our fridge. You know how it goes. Maybe you needed just half a lemon, and you tucked the other half in the fridge “to use later on” or you sliced some pieces for a cocktail, but you ended up using way less than you thought. Either way now you are stuck with a bunch of leftover lemons you don’t know what to do with, but that you don’t want to throw away. We understand perfectly. You don’t want to be wasteful, but what the hell are you going to use that lemon for? Don’t worry, we are here to help. Today we are going to show you some genius ways to use up your leftover lemons.
We have all been guilty of finding a rotting piece of a lemon inside our fridge
While we can show you a ton of yummy lemon recipes – from lemon bars to lemon cookies, today we want to focus on non-cooking related uses. Lemons have a ton of uses all around your house, most you wouldn’t have ever suspected. That’s why today we are going to show you all of our favorite ways to deal with those bits and pieces of lemons that are starting to slowly dry up in your fridge.
Today we want to focus on non-cooking related uses
#Clean The Garbage Disposal
It’s normal for the garbage disposal to start smelling from time to time. However, if the stench is getting too funky for you to handle, we’ve got a simple solution. Take an ice cube mold and in it pour in some white vinegar and add some lemon chunks into each section. Then freeze. Afterwards just drop a few cubes into the running disposal. The ice keeps the blades nice and clean (as well as sharp) and the lemon deodorizes any smells. You can do this at least once a week.
Take an ice cube mold and in it pour in some white vinegar and add some lemon chunks
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#Stop Food From Browning
Many foods quickly brown after you cut into them. Foods such as avocados, apples, and bananas are a great example of this. While them browning doesn’t mean they are unfit to eat, it does look a bit unappealing, especially when your guac dip is brown and not green. If you want to keep such foods looking fresh, all you need is a little lemon juice. Just squeeze some juice onto the cut sides of the fruits. The acid in the lemon will help them keep their color. Just make sure to not over do it. No need to drown them. Then just pop them in an airtight container and your fruit will be brown no more.
Just squeeze some juice onto the cut sides of the fruits
You really don’t need to spend your hard-earned money on expensive “produce cleaners”. All you really need is some of your leftover lemons. Just mix the juice of one lemon with two cups of water and add the mixture to a spray bottle. Then just spray it on your produce to kill off any germs or pesticides. Afterwards, just rinse the produce off in the sink, and they are ready to go.
Just mix the juice of one lemon with two cups of water
If you are a fan of eco cleaning and using homemade alternatives, this one is for you. Or if you don’t have any bleach on hand. Just take some lemon juice (or lemon essential oil) and some hydrogen peroxide. All you need is around three tablespoons of lemon juice, three to four tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and three cups of water. Then pour this into the wash basin of your machine before loading your clothes in.
You can make your very own homemade bleach
#Clean a Cutting Board
We know how annoying it is for your plastic cutting board to be covered in stains. It looks ugly and definitely takes your beautiful kitchen aesthetic down a notch. On the bright side, there is an easy fix. Just take that leftover lemon half and squeeze its juices onto the stained cutting board. You can use the peel to spread the juice and work it into every cut. Then take the board and leave it somewhere outside in the sunshine. Let it sit until the sun goes down. When you bring it inside, just give it a wash with some soapy water. And that’s it!
Just take that leftover lemon half and squeeze its juices onto the stained cutting board
These were just some of our favorite ways to use up leftover lemons. We hope you found this article interesting. Now you know what to do with them, you won’t be finding any rotting pieces of lemons in the fridge.
These were just some of our favorite ways to use up leftover lemons