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Baking Soda: Natural Cleaner for the Kitchen

Sep 1, 2011 | by Ed

From Sonia J. in Tenafly, NJ, a couple of helpful uses for baking soda.

baking sodaAdd baking soda to your dishwasher to remove stains and odors. Baking soda also can be used to remove burned food from a pan; sprinkle it on the burned part, then add hot water and let it soak.

A quarter cup of baking soda dissolved in a quarter cup of hot water makes a good cleaner for the interior of a microwave oven.

To remove garlic and onion smells from a cutting board, rub baking soda on the board for one minute, then rinse. (Baking soda will also remove onion and garlic smells from your hands.)

Finally, Sonia advises that ¼ cup of baking soda, ½ a cup of vinegar and a gallon of hot water will remove grease and grime from kitchen appliances.

Feel free to share your housekeeping hints here.

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