Kitchen Hint: Uses for Kitchen Scraps: Productive Produce

Peeled Banana

Peeled Banana

by Catherine Haug, March 14, 2013

Banana image, right, from public domain.

The following hints are from Sid Kirchheimer in the March 2013 AARP Bulletin. If you try any of these, let me know if it works. I’m going to try the lemon peel on my chrome stove top after I cook tonight’s dinner.

  • Use the inside of a banana peel to shine shoes, then buff.
  • Add a banana peel to a roasting pan to help tenderize meat.
  • Put cucumber peels in spots to repel household insects, or put them in baths to soften skin.
  • Rub a cut potato over mud-stained clothing before laundering.
  • Use lemon peels to polish chrome, or add peels to the kindling in your fireplace for a pleasing scent.

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