Baking Soda Uses
Creative Baking Soda Uses You Might Find Helpful
Baking soda is an incredibly versatile staple to keep in your kitchen. But its uses don't stop with baking, or keeping your refrigerator smelling fresh. Here are some more baking soda uses you'll probably want to try.
Keep a box of baking soda in your garage – it will quickly extinguish small fires without damaging anything you pour it on! Baking soda can put out fires in fuel, clothing, wood, rugs and upholstery.
Baking soda uses abound in the kitchen. Before you serve fruits or vegetables, clean them with baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda in water, and use the mixture to soak dried beans in, to make them softer and easier to digest. You can also wash cups and food containers in the same mixture.
Prepare a coffee filter with baking soda, add water to your coffee maker and run it through one cycle with this mixture to clean it out. Be sure you rinse it with clear water afterward.
If you have a pan with food burned on it, let it soak in water and baking soda for about ten minutes before you wash it. Or you can scrub it with plain baking soda and a slightly moistened scouring pad.
For a pan that has been badly burned, if it has a thick layer of food burned on it, pour a heavy layer of baking soda on the bottom of the pan, and then pour just enough water on the pan so that the baking soda is moistened. Leave that pot sit overnight and it will be easier to scrub clean the next day.
You can reduce odors in your automatic dishwasher by sprinkling baking soda under the bottom rack. And then run it through a complete cycle using baking soda instead of soap. This will give it a thorough cleaning.
The kitchen isn't the only place we see baking soda uses. In the bathroom, you can soak your toothbrushes in water and baking soda. You can soak and clean brushes and combs in the same type of solution.
You can clean plastic, porcelain, glass and Formica with dry baking soda on a slightly dampened cloth. Rinse the surface after cleaning and then dry. Baking soda and water also works well on your shower stall, tiles, tubs and sinks.
You can keep your drains flowing freely and smelling fresh by dumping four tablespoons of baking soda into them every week. Follow the baking soda with hot water until water drains freely.
Soaking your shower curtains in baking soda and water will clean them off easily. Rinse well after soaking. And add a half cup of baking soda to your bath water – it will do wonders at softening your skin.
There are other areas just waiting for baking soda uses. You can wash garbage cans out with baking soda, which will also help remove odors. And you can wash and soak diapers in baking soda and water, too. You can even use baking soda to clean off your BBQ grill.
Baking soda uses are everywhere you look, inside and outside your house. It makes your cleaning easier. It's also cheap to purchase, and all natural and safe to use in cleaning most anything.