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Old 11-05-2009, 01:40 AM  
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Default I use baking soda to clean just about everything.

I use baking soda to clean just about everything. It's incredibly effective if you add a bit of water, creating a paste. I'm somewhat ashamed to admit how much satisfaction I can derive from scrubbing something clean. Sometimes I think, if I can't clean it with baking soda and water it just doesn't deserve to be cleaned! What you say about it?

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Old 11-05-2009, 05:53 PM  
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Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, which is a mild alkali.
Sodium bicarbonate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are lots of things that can be cleaned using a paste made of baking soda and water. But, the cleaning industry is a huge business, and I find it's best to use products specifically designed to remove the kind of soil I'm trying to remove. But, that's just me.



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There are lots of things that can be cleaned using a paste made of baking soda and water. But, the cleaning industry is a huge business, and I find it's best to use products specifically designed to remove the kind of soil I'm trying to remove. But, that's just me.
Totally agree with you on this Nestor. I also think that it is much better to use certain products designed to clean certain things. Yes, baking soda works, but I don't want to rely much on it.
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Try this: make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Works wonders on pans and grease stains on the range.

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I've had amazing success with a paste that I make using baking soda and dishsoap. For the dishsoap I use Dawn plus PowerScrubbers, because it's incredibly effective at cutting grease. I do use other cleaning products, but this homemade paste is definitely one of my favorites.

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Try this: make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Works wonders on pans and grease stains on the range.
I didn't know that... will check it out... thanks!
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Works great with vinegar to clear clogged drains; doesn't get much more eco-friendly then that!

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Try this: make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Works wonders on pans and grease stains on the range.

Oops, I forgot to say that the paste works best with aluminum foil. Use the shiny side of the foil to for scrubbing.
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Works great with vinegar to clear clogged drains; doesn't get much more eco-friendly then that!
I'm trying it when I get home. My wife loaded up the garbage dispose-all a few nights ago and now there's a smell, and it's draining slower than normal.
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I'm trying it when I get home. My wife loaded up the garbage dispose-all a few nights ago and now there's a smell, and it's draining slower than normal.
Works great; make sure to block the top of the drain after the mix... first 1 cup baking soda, then 1 cup vinegar; make sure to get all the soda "inside" the drain. Then right after you pour in the vinegar use a plunger to "close" off the top and make the chemical reaction go down. After a few minutes get it a few plunges and rinse with hot water.

BEWARE: If you do this in a condo or apartment setting it's SO effective it will clog your neighbors drains.... happen when we did it at my step dads condo. We did this to his kitchen sink and all the 1st floor condo's got clogged!


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