You can also read my article on the uses for baking soda around your home, including more about the chemical properties of this naturally occurring substance that make it such a good cleaner and deodorizer.
My Aunt taught me if you put metal to a pan it will cause it to stick!
Instead I use baking soda as cleansing powder. It is safe to eat, cheap and very effective.
I thought it was a stretch but I was wrong. It is the best scouring powder I have ever used and it doesn't scratch.
I use a dish rag or a microfiber cloth and a little baking soda and it works just as well as scouring pads but with out damaging the pan, dealing with the rust from metal scourers such as Brillo pads and the cost is minimal.
Use An Old Parmesan Cheese Shaker For Dispensing Baking Soda As A Cleaning Scrub
Baking soda is very handy as a cleaning scrub, because it is a gentle abrasive.
You can buy a nice metal shaker with large holes that you can fill with baking soda and sprinkle on counters, etc. for a quick easy way to dispense it. (Try shaking it directly from the box sometime and you'll soon see the advantage of using something to sprinkle it in a more controlled way.)
However, if you don't want to pay for something new a reader, Angela, suggested: "Save your next empty Kraft parmesan cheese shaker to store baking soda in under your kitchen sink. Keeps it dryer than in the box and you can see when you're running low!"
Further, if you'd like to find out some scouring powder recipes using this cleaning agent I've collected quite a few at the link.
Further, another reader, Bridget said, baking soda is "my favorite bathroom cleaner, especially if you use orange peel and a bit of sea salt!" That sounds like it would smell heavenly!
If you've got more ways to use this ingredient in counter scrubbers I'd love to hear them! You can share them with me here.
Cleaning With Baking Soda - Use It As An All Purpose Cleaner
Jessica shared her favorite all purpose cleaner with me, and instead of being a specific product it is something we all most likely have in our home or refrigerator right now -- Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.
When it comes to cleaning I like to use Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda.
There are no chemicals so it's safe to use around our baby, no strong fragrance, costs about $1.00 and it works!
My latest favorite uses for cleaning with baking soda is the baby's highchair. After feeding the tray is always a mess and some food can become stuck on. A sprinkle of baking soda and a damp washcloth takes any food residue away in just a few scrubs.
It's also great for in the bathroom where stains can appear fast. In the bathtub it quickly removes the dreaded 'ring around the tub' and equally gets rid of dried on toothpaste in the bathroom sink.
It's also a great no chemical cleaner for the aquarium! When thick algae accumulates in the nooks and crannies of decorations, I use a little A&H Baking Soda on an old toothbrush and it restores the plastic decorations to looking like new.
In addition, burned on food on the glass cook top on our stove is no match for A&H Baking Soda either and it doesn't scratch the glass.
Thanks Jessica for sharing all your baking soda cleaning tips for the home.
This naturally occurring product is quite remarkable, with all its cool scientific properties which make it a great cleaner, laundry booster, stain and odor remover. You can read more about these scientific properties in my article about the uses for baking soda.
I'd love to hear even more ways other people use baking soda for cleaning their homes. You can share your uses here, or read lots of other ideas already submitted.
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