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Foods As Cleaning Products: 14 Double-Duty Items (PHOTOS)

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With all the myriad kitchen cleaning products on the market, it can get awfully confusing -- there's practically a cleaner for every surface. But even so, is it really that safe to be using all those harsh chemicals in a kitchen where you spend your time cooking and eating? It makes much more sense to go the natural route and use items you already have in the house -- ones that can clean without making you sick. Many people know about the power of vinegar, lemon juice and salt, but we've got more great cleaning products that you would have never guessed worked -- and the best part is, they're all foods.

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Sources: ABC, Organic Authority, Apartment Therapy: Olive Oil, Apartment Therapy: Coffee Grinds, Apartment Therapy: Cucumbers, Apartment Therapy: Citrus, Mother Earth News, Mint.

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