Five easy ways to leave your kitchen spotless

Just add lemon and salt! You don't need harsh chemicals to get the job done

Five Easy Ways to Leave Your Kitchen Spotless

Doing chores can be a bore but with a little know-how you can make your kitchen shine in no time. You don't have to use harsh cleaning chemicals - all you need is some salt and a lemon.

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Kitchen sink: Stainless steel sinks can quickly become tarnished but it's easy to bring the sparkle back. Simply cut a lemon in half and dip in salt – then rub it on the soap scum and rinse clean.

Pots and pans: Salt can also be used to clean other things too. To safely clean a cast iron skillet, mix coarse salt and warm water, scrub and wipe clean.

Sanitize sponges: Research shows that the average kitchen sponge contains 10million bacteria per square inch, making it 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. You don't need to throw them away after a few uses. Simply pop the wet sponge in the microwave for two minutes to neutralise bacteria.

Clean a blender: Don't risk putting your fingers inside a blender . Let your blender clean itself. Simply add warm water and a squirt of washing-up liquid, then blend and rinse. Likewise, to clean a coffee grinder, simply grind white rice and tip out.

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