Incredible Uses of Baking Soda

2. Give a boost to your dish detergent

Add baking soda to your regular dish detergent and hand wash pots and pans. Soda cuts grease and food residue, and it also kills bacteria. For cooked-on foods, let them soak in water with baking soda and detergent first, then use dry baking soda on a clean damp sponge or cloth as a scratchless scouring powder.

3. Clean the microwave and\or oven

Cleaning the microwave can be challenging for most housewives, since all of the cleaning products leave a certain smell that transfers to the food later. With baking soda, there is no such thing as a leave on smell. Use a damp cloth with baking soda to gently clean both the inside and the outside of the microwave and then rinse thoroughly with water. With oven, what you want to do is sprinkle baking soda onto the bottom of the oven. Spray with water to dampen the baking soda. Let it sit overnight and in the morning, scrub and scoop the baking soda and grime out with a sponge, or vacuum, and rinse.

4. Polish silverware and pots

The same mixture you made for the body scrub can be used for cleaning the silverware. Use a clean, dry cloth, and polish your silver with the paste. After you’ve finished, rinse with water and dry it. You can use the same process on all of your silver, including bracelets, rings and necklaces. With pots, you want to make a solution ¼ cup of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water and then soak it over night.

5. Boost liquid laundry detergent

By putting a ½ cup of baking soda in your laundry, you’re not only boosting the detergent and making your laundry fresher and cleaner, you are also keeping your washing machine from breaking due to scale. Baking soda is known to remove all of the stains, and by placing it directly onto the laundry, you are removing both the stains from your clothes as well as the invisible but deadly ones on the inside of your washing machine.