Five Ways to Use Baking Soda In the Kitchen

18 Jul

Baking soda—consider it your new B.F.F.  Why?  This go-to kitchen secret weapon is one of the most multi-purpose items to stock in your pantry.  And it’s a natural way to clean, which means you’re protecting your food and family.  Here are five ways to use baking soda in the kitchen: 

1.  Raising Agent. The obvious.  This staple ingredient is responsible for adding that light, even texture to almost all of your baked goodies like the Food, I Love You! Omega-3 Lemon Basil Bread.

2.  Deodorizer. Place open baking soda in the fridge to maintain a fresh, crisp cool environment.  You can also sprinkle a bit of baking soda at the bottom of your trashcans to keep odors at bay.

3.  Sanitizer.  Stinky sponge?  Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with one-quart (four cups) hot water.  Dredge your sponge in the mixture and say farewell to that smelly bacteria.

4.  Grease Cutter.  Move over, 409.  Baking soda is the natural way to cut through grease, oil and gunk on your dishes, stovetop and in the oven.  Make a thick paste by mixing three-parts baking soda to one-part water.  Scrub away and prepare to be amazed.

5.  Polisher.  Flatware looking like it’s seen better days?  Create a go-to paste of three-parts baking soda, one-part water.  Grab a cloth and shine away.  You’ll know you’re done when you can see your reflection—yes, it’ll get that shiny!

You + Baking Soda = A Match Made in Heaven!


One Response to “Five Ways to Use Baking Soda In the Kitchen”


  1. 10 Items to Always Stock in Your Pantry « - July 29, 2011

    […] 7. Baking Soda. From baked goods to household chores, baking soda is a must-have in your pantry. Read up on 5 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Kitchen. […]

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