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Top 5 Uses of Baking soda

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Stove top Cleaner :

I always find difficult cleaning the glass stove top. Recently I tried cleaning it with baking soda and the result was pretty good. So here is the tip: sprinkle some baking soda on the stove top and pour some hot water over it. And gently cover it all over the grime and let it sit in it for 30 minutes. After that scrub clean and you will find a good result. And you didn’t spend ton of money buying expensive cleaners.

Trash can or Garbage pail deodorizer :

Just mix 2 tsp of eucalyptus oil with 2 cups of Baking soda. Store this mixture in a airtight plastic container. After wiping out  your Trash can or Garbage pail and it should be dry, just sprinkle 2 tbsp of  Baking soda mixture on the bottom.  You will see the difference and the fresh smell last for more than a week. If you don’t have eucalyptus oil, any scented oil will also work.

Oven cleaner:

My oven gets dirty very quickly and I’ve tried cleaning it with baking soda. It becomes crystal clean. Make a paste of baking soda with hot water  or sprinkle the soda mixture and let it sit in the oven overnight and wipe clean in the morning.

Dish Rack Cleaner :

Once in a week scrub the rack with a paste of baking soda and water. It removes stains and odors.

Lunchboxes and bags freshner:

Bad odours from lunchboxes and bags can be cleaned out by opening the lunchbox and sprinkling a heavy layer of baking soda on both sides. Just leave it  open overnight and then wash in hot water with dish soap.


  1. Great tips. I keep a box of Baking soda in the fridge too, absorbs all the odor.

  2. nice post shriya..
    its best for cleaning ..if u keep some in very dirty area with in seconds it will get cleaned by this baking.soda.

  3. Nice tips Priya. btw, i use it for cleaning bathroom tiles and floors too.

    a small pack of baking soda costs 4 rs. but cleans efficiently than the 60/70rs. stuffs.

  4. very useful tips, i never knew that baking soda is used for so many other things…thanks for sharing

  5. Gr8 tips.. thanx for sharing.. and thanks for visiting my blog..

  6. Those were some gr8 baking soda tips..

  7. Thanks for those very useful tips.

  8. Hey, shriya, Indeed. It is good that you can share good tips.

  9. Shriya,

    Nice tips I know baking Soda has lot of good things.

  10. Hi…that’s really helpful, thanks for sharing dear…

  11. Cool tips, thanks 🙂

  12. Thanks for sharing these hidden ‘talents’ of baking soda besides food. And thanks a lot for visiting my blog too. Would love to see you again dear. Keep blogging

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. Thats a very useful post and can I tell one more…keep some baking powder in a small container indside the refigerator…your refrigerator will remain odour free 🙂

  14. Cool tips, Thanks Shriya!

  15. i have used baking soda many times for cleaning purposes earlier, kitchen tiles, etc… I had no clue as to how to clean an oven.. Thanks for sharing! now my oven will be spic and span too..

  16. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing these really useful tips. We have an award waiting for you all, at our space. Please do stop by to collect it.

  17. Woow nice tips of baking soda dear. sure i will try it for my kitchen.

  18. wow, I never knew all this -thanks!

  19. This is really useful and helpful! Great post dear:)

  20. Very useful tips! Thanks! I would rather use this for cleaning my stove than chemicals.

  21. Lovely tips.My 1st time here.You have nice space.
    Do drop by sometime.

  22. Thanks guys for taking your time and sharing your tips. keep coming back and show your love to us. 🙂

  23. Nice useful tips Shriya…good one 🙂

  24. Informative posts..Thanx for sharing

  25. This is brilliant. I always have an open box of baking soda in fridge and freezer for freshening, and use it occasionally in baked goods, but cleaning the oven is a most excellent idea. I prefer not using chems, so I shall try it next time the hot box is dirty. Thanks!

  26. U can also try White Vinegar for cleaning microwave.
    Mix 1/3 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water in a microwave bowl. heat till it steams out. after 5 mins open microwave and wipe clean.