In the second of our brand new My Appliances blog series called ’10 Ways with…’, we’re bringing you a host of ways you can use baking soda, both in and out of the kitchen.
A key ingredient for cakes and biscuits, baking soda can also be used for cleaning your home and your teeth (yep, really!) Read on…
1. Clean Living – Baking soda makes the perfect DIY cleaner for your kitchen sinks or tiles. Simply sprinkle some of the powder on the area you’d like to treat, before wiping with a clean, damp cloth – voila!
2. Grease ‘Isn’t’ the Word – Give stubborn grease the heave-ho by popping a scoop of baking soda in with your usual washing up liquid and letting it soak for a little while. It’ll work hard to cut grease in your sink to ensure your crockery is easier to clean
3. On Your ‘Wave’ Length – Looking for an easy way to clean your most-used kitchen appliance? We’re on your ‘wave’ length! Sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp cloth and scrub microwave spills and stains to clean and deodorise the area
4. Give Odours the Chop – Your chopping board can harbour all sorts of smells, so deodorise it with a little baking soda. Simply sprinkle a little onto the board, scrub and then rinse clean
5. Freshen Up Your Flowers – If you love nothing more than a vase of flowers on your kitchen table yet hate how quickly they droop and die, you can keep your blooms fresher for longer by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the water
6. Give Us a Smile – You’ll have every reason to flash those gnashes after you try this tip: you can whiten your teeth and keep them stain-free with a little baking soda
7. A Scent-sational Tip – You don’t need to fill your home with toxic cleaning products. Instead, try this baking soda air freshener this spring
8. Something ‘Bugging’ You? – If ants are an issue in your kitchen, just mix equal parts baking soda and salt and pop a little of the mixture wherever you see them coming in; it’ll keep the little critters away for good, we promise
9. Here’s an Idea That Isn’t Rubbish…Throw some baking soda into the bottom of your kitchen bin. It’ll keep away bad pongs and ensure a fresher-smelling home
10. Don’t Throw Your Money Down the Drain – Say goodbye to costly drain repairs once and for all, by using baking soda and vinegar to unclog them
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