Baking Soda

by Smart_Uses


Extinguish a fire
Extinguish a grease fire or electrical fire. Scatter baking soda by the handful to safely put out the fire.
Clean combs and brushes
Clean combs and brushes in a baking soda and water solution
Wash coffee pots
Wash glass or stainless steel coffee pots (but not aluminum) in a baking soda solution of 3 tablespoons baking soda to 1 quart water.
Clean your BBQ grill
Clean your BBQ grill by sprinkling baking soda on the grill and let it stand. Later, rinse the grill.


Clean a greasy garage floor
If you have a greasy garage floor, sprinkle baking soda on the greasy spot. Let stand, scrub and rinse. You may also add a small amount of Dawn dishwashing liquid to further cut the grease.


Clean a badly burned pan
Clean a badly burned pan with a thick layer of burned-on food. Pour a thick layer of baking soda directly onto the bottom of the pan, then sprinkle on just enough water to moisten the soda. Leave the pot over night, and then scrub it clean the next day.
To clean a shower curtain
To clean soap scum from a shower curtain, soak in water and baking soda over night.


Eliminate odors
Sprinkle baking soda in tennis shoes, socks, boots and slippers to eliminate odor.
Repel rain
Repel rain from your car windshields by putting a healthy amount of baking soda on a damp cloth and wipe windshield inside and out.
Make beans more digestible
Soak dried beans in a mixture of soda and water to make them more digestible.
Freshen your carpet
Freshen your carpet and upholstered furniture. Sprinkle them with baking soda. Allow them to sit undisturbed for a half hour, and then vacuum.
Eliminate water rings
Eliminate water rings on your finished wood with a paste of baking soda and non gel toothpaste. Dip a soft cloth in the paste and rub the water spots away.


Get rid of ants
Get rid of ants in your home by mixing equal parts baking soda and sugar together. Sprinkle the mixture where ever you see the ants.


Fill in nail holes
Fill in nail holes in plastered wall with a paste of baking soda and white toothpaste.


Polish whites
Use baking soda and a slightly dampened cloth to polish up white shoes, sneakers, soccer balls, bike seats and purses (non leather)