To stay at our healthiest, we all try to treat our bodies well. When we’re keeping on top of that goal, we’re working out regularly, fueling up with the right foods, sleeping enough and getting checked out at a yearly physical. And just like keeping a maintenance routine helps a body stay at peak performance, our appliances do best when treated with a little TLC, too. As you put together your “back to school” to do list, consider cleaning your appliances—doing so could save you time and money because they’ll run more efficiently and last longer.

We recently learned about the powerful and safe Lemi Shine line of appliance cleaners that are all powered by citric extracts, and spoke to Meagan Gates, Lemi Shine Brand Manager and mom to an 18-month-old daughter, Reagan, about these innovative products. “Even the appliances that clean your things get dirty, mostly from hard water buildup, residual soap, and grime. Citric extracts work in garbage disposals, washing machines and dishwashers by safely removing scum, trapped mildew, bacteria and odors.  Most appliances should be cleaned monthly to keep them in tip-top shape.”

Here’s a bit more about Lemi Shine and their Disposal Cleaner, Washing Machine Cleaner, Dishwasher Cleaner and other products:

Their Line Covers All Major Appliances
Powerful Citric Extracts make washing machines, dishwashers, and garbage disposals work and smell like new.

These Products Can Extend the Life of Your Machines
Over time, excess detergent and hard water minerals build up in the internal components of the machine, and can lead to wear and tear and nasty smells.  For proper maintenance, it is recommended to clean your washing machine and dishwasher once a month. “For heavy build-up or if you haven’t cleaned your dishwasher or washing machine in the past, you might need to use 2 pouches for a thorough initial cleaning,” says Meagan.

These Products Are Safe for Kids & Pets
Citric acid isn’t toxic, like common cleaners found in many household products. For example, Lemi Shine’s machine cleaners do not contain bleach. There’s no need for additional rinse cycle after use, saving you time and money.  Says Megan: “It’s amazing how many harsh chemicals can be found in other appliance cleaners, but with citric extracts, you can clean your appliances with peace of mind. Our Dishwasher Cleaner & Washing Machine Cleaner are EPA Safer Choice certified, which means they are safer for your family and pets.”

These Are Easy, Fast Fixes
Sure, you can take the DIY approach to cleaning your appliances to stay away from harsh chemicals—but with Lemi Shine, you don’t have to substitute elbow grease for chemicals. “If you google ‘how to clean your dishwasher’ you’ll find that the articles walking you through an 8-step process that requires removing spray arms and letting a solution soak overnight and a putty knife to remove tough build-up. With Lemi Shine, you just empty a packet of powder into your dishwasher and run the normal cycle,” says Meagan. Lemi Shine concentrated citric-powered formula gets into all the hidden crevices and mechanics of your dishwasher to remove pesky hard water buildup and other gross gunk. Clean your dishwasher once a month, and expect to notice that it smells better, performs better, and lasts longer.  

Their Washing Machine Cleaner Goes a Step Beyond
Not only does Lemi Shine’s Washing Machine cleaner eliminate odor, detergent and hard water minerals through citric acid, but it comes with special cleaning wipes. They are uniquely formulated to remove and prevent odor-causing residue from door gaskets, dispensing reservoirs and other machine surfaces.

Citric Acid is a Powerful (and Natural) Cleaner
Garbage disposals see a lot of dirty action, which is why the brand’s Disposal Cleaner is so popular. “People love the foaming action! It’s great to see the product as it works and helps explain HOW it works so well. The foaming action allows the citric to travel and expand throughout the inside of your garbage disposal – covering every inch of the main chamber – to ensure that odor-causing build-up is eliminated,” says Meagan. Your sink is left smelling less like garbage and more like fresh lemons—a vast improvement in our book!

Want to learn more about the Lemi Shine line, including their appliance cleaners as well as their dishwashing, laundry and household cleaner products? Go to lemishine.com!

This post is sponsored by Lemi Shine. 

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