Cooktop Cove: Whip out that baking soda. Here are 7+ ways to get your house super clean
Baking soda can seriously do wonders in your house, especially the kitchen. Not only does it help out in baking, but it is a natural cleaner and deodorizer.
This collection of the best ways to use baking soda will help your home look spotless in no time. Just follow along and let us know what you think.
Clean the inside of your oven
The inside of your oven is the last place you want to clean. Luckily, the following method that incorporates baking soda makes cleaning a breeze. Create a thick paste using a ratio of 3:1 baking soda and water. The specific amounts will vary based on how big your oven is and how much grease you're trying to eliminate. Remove the oven racks and soak them in dishwashing liquid, and then spread the paste on your oven's surfaces. If possible, use a paintbrush to even the paste out nicely. Then let sit for 24 hours. Once the baking soda has been given the amount of time it needs, wipe it off with paper towels or rags, wetting them as needed.
Dirty toilet bowl?
Believe it or not, baking soda can help clean toilet bowls. Use 1 cup baking soda and 3-5 drops of essential oil drops (we chose lemon flavor). Let sit for 15 minutes. Then wipe down your toilet with brush. Flush for final rinse.
Clean dirty stovetop
There's a reason the following baking soda-based recipe is popular among organic DIYers: It works.
1. Wipe your glass stove cleaner with vinegar.
2. Sprinkle baking soda over stove top.
3. Dampen an old bath towel in hot water and cover over baking soda. Let sit for 15 minutes.
4. Scrub down with towel so no baking soda is left.
5. Polish with microfiber cloth.
Clean grimy stove grates
Don't you hate the oil and grease from these stove grates? Do not fear. Baking soda is here!
1. Make a thick paste with baking soda and water.
2. Coat the burners with paste and let sit for 20 minutes.
3. Use a non-abrasive brush, and rinse well.
Clean greasy oven hood
With very little effort, get a greasy oven hood looking like new. The secret is baking soda and boiling water.
1. Remove filter from hood.
2. Fill a sink or bucket with boiling water.
3. Toss in 1/4 cup baking soda and degreasing dish soap into hot water.
4. Soak filters into water, ensuring they are completing covered. Let soak for 10-15 minutes.
5. Scrub down the filters with a non-abrasive scrub. If necessary, use more dish soap for final cleaning.
Got a slow drain? Instead of calling a plumber...
Before you spend hard-earned money on a plumber, try this home remedy first. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down your drain. Then add a whole cup of vinegar, cover the drain and allow it to sit for at least five minutes. Rinse with a large pan of boiling water.
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