10 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen With Baking Soda
Aside from helping you be the best baker in the block, baking soda also has a lot of cleaning purposes. A box of baking soda can definitely go a long way in any house. Here are nine ways you can sanitize and deodorize your kitchen.
1 Removes Coffee Stains
Have coffee or tea stains on your favorite mugs? Make a mixture of baking soda with a bit water to create paste. Dip your sponge and scrub away those stains.
2 Removes Smells That Stick
In your microwavables that have savory-scents stuck in them, scrub the containers with a sponge and baking soda. You can also add a tablespoon of baking soda in your dish washing liquid to boost up its cleaning action.
3 Clean Your Oven
Rub the baking soda paste in your oven and leave it on for 12 hours. After letting it sit, wipe off as much baking soda as you can. Spritz on some vinegar after and do another wipe down with a damp, clean cloth.
4 Freshen up Your Fridge
Worried that last night’s leftovers might leave an unpleasant scent in your fridge? Leave a hearty amount of baking soda in an open jar and leave in your fridge, it will help absorb the smell. Replace every other month.
5 Cutting Board Care
If you have wooden chopping boards, baking soda is your new best friend. A mixture of baking soda and a bit of water will remove unwanted smells and stains on the board. Leave the baking soda paste on the board overnight and rinse off with a bit vinegar and then water. If you don’t have all night, scrub the board with baking soda and rinse with water.
6 Clean Your Sink Drains
Throw some baking soda and then some vinegar in your sink drain and let the chemical reaction do it’s magic. Wash it off with boiling hot water. This will help remove any grease in your pipes and also aid in deodorizing the pipes.
7 Clean Silverware
With a mixture of three parts baking soda and one part water, get a sponge or a soft cloth to rub it on your flatware. Rinse thoroughly with warm water after.
8 Lessen Trash Can Stink
When putting a new trash bag, sprinkle a bit of baking soda in the bag to minimize the stench of your trash. This is especially useful for your biodegradable trash can.
9 Clean fruits and veggies
Remember the rumor that some fruits and vegetables are waxed by groceries to preserve their freshness? Mix the baking soda with water and use the mixture on your fruits and veggies to remove that thin sheet of oil.
10 Clean Your Microwave
In a microwavable bowl, mix five tablespoons of baking soda with one fourth cup water, a squeeze of half a lemon is optional. Pop this mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. The mixture will steam up the microwave. Once the timer stops, get a clean cloth and wipe around the microwave.
Written by Patricia Herbolario