When the time comes for the cleaning of the gas stove it is the worst cleaning chore that you need to perform. It is very difficult and most likely you will have to use harsh cleaning products that are packed with chemicals that will harm the environment and as well as your health. There is a simple trick that can make your stove shine as new and still be safe for the envornement and your health, and that is lemon.
Lemon is a citrus fruit widely recognized for its amazing health benefits, but as well as it can be an effective cosmetic and cleaning agent. In terms of cleaning it can clean many surfaces in the household effectively and can even remove stubborn stains.
Lemon is high in citric acid and thus successfully removes bacteria and microbes. Not to forget the refreshing scent that it will leave behind making our home more pleasant and fresh for living.
Cleaning of the Gas Stove with Lemon
How to clean the grids?
Put the grids in a zipper bag and fill the bag with warm water and lemon juice so that the grids are completely covered. Let it stand for 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the level of dirt. After that remove them from the bags and rub them with an abrasive sponge till the stains are entirely removed. Focus on the corners as well. Once you are done, rinse the grids under running water.
How to clean the burners?
It can be applied the same method as for the grids, just soak the burners in lemon juice mixed with hot water for half an hour. After that rinse them with clean water and gently rub them with an abrasive sponge. Allow for them to dry out and then put them back on the stove.
Aside this method you can simply scrub the burners with half a lemon without soaking them in the juice.
How to clean the surface of the gas stove?
Your surface of the gas stove will be impeccably clean if you pour a few drops of lemon juice onto it and let it act for 30 to 60 minutes. After that take your sponge and clean the surface.
For maintaining clean surface or not so dirty surface just use half a lemon to rub it with.
Other Cleaning Uses of Lemon
Use half a lemon to clean and shine the faucets on your sink, shower, washbasin, and shower. All you need to do is to rub the lemon half straight onto the faucets thus removing dirt and limescale.
- Shower walls
For that purpose use lemon halves and with them rub the glass shower walls to remove grime and limescale and then rinse with warm water.
- Cheese grater
The cheese grater is usually forgotten when washing the dishes as it is difficult to completely remove the residues of cheese. But, the use of lemon will make this task easy, just rub half a lemon on the rasp and thus eliminate the sticky residue, and after that wash it as usual.
- Copper pans
Your copper pans will be clean again perfectly when using lemon. Soak a lemon half in salt and with it clean the stains of the pans. This mixture can be as well as used in cleaning of the coffee makers, microwaves and food storage containers. Lemon reveals powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which makes it the ideal natural disinfectant.
- Dish washer
If you dish washer has an unpleasant smell just place a lemon half in it simply by blocking it where you put your glasses. Run the washing cycle and after its use you will be more than pleased with the results.
- Brass, copper and aluminum surfaces
Restore the shine of your copper, brass or aluminum surfaces by sprinkling on them a generous amount of sea salt and with the lemon half start the cleaning. Use a scouring pad for making them shiny.
- Keeps ants at bay
Ants do not like the lemon scent and thus naturally repels them. For that purpose apply freshly squeezed lemon juice on the wood floor, cracks in the walls, the entrance to the house, and window sills. Use a sprayer for its application and the affected areas wash them with lemon water.