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5 Everyday Things To Do with Baking Soda

Discover five handy new ways to use baking soda in your kitchen and around the house.

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Did you know that during the development of the Manhattan Project scientists found baking soda was one of the only cleaning agents capable of removing uranium residue from clothing?

While you’re unlikely to need baking soda to remove nuclear waste, these easy baking soda solutions will have you eliminating household messes in no time. Click below to discover five new ways to start cleaning with baking soda:

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1. Clean Plastic Utensils

Remove stains from plastic utensils and rubber spatulas with a baking soda paste rubbed on with a sponge or scouring pad.

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2. Clean a Thermos

Remove residue from a thermos by putting in ¼ cup baking soda and 1 litre water and letting it soak overnight.

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3. Clean Cast Iron

Loosen burned-on food from cast iron skillets by adding 2 tablespoons baking soda to 1 litre water and boiling the solution for 5 minutes.

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4. Clean Your Stovetop

Moisten grease stains on your stovetop with water, cover them with baking soda, and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

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5. Clean Your Stainless Steel

Shine stainless steel by sprinkling it with baking soda and rubbing with a damp cloth.

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