Lists of Vinegar and Baking Soda Uses for Cleaning and Other Purposes

Reference lists for cleaning and other uses for baking soda and vinegar.

VINEGAR

Cleaning uses for vinegar.

The chemical name for vinegar is diluted acetic acid. As a mild acid it chemically reacts with many other compounds. The result is the removal of those compounds from places we want them removed, otherwise known as cleaning.

List of Vinegar Cleaning Uses

  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Do NOT use for TV’s, computer monitors, etc.
  • Shower heads
  • Kitchen counter tops
  • Coffee pots
  • Tea kettles
  • Wood floors (I’d test this on on a small spot first)
  • Toilet bowls
  • Sinks
  • Refrigerator
Non-cleaning uses for vinegar include cooking (of course), mixed with salt for killing weeds, mixed with baking soda for keeping drains clear.

BAKING SODA

Cleaning and other uses for baking soda.

The chemical name for baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. As a mild, generally non-chemically-reactive abrasive, it can be used accordingly. It also absorbs odors.

List of Baking Soda Cleaning Uses

  • Teeth brightening
  • Absorbs and neutralizes heartburn acid
  • Putting box in refrigerator to absorb odors
  • Mixing into litter box absorbs odors
  • Keeping drains fresh
  • Removing grease from stove
  • Laundry spot cleaning
  • Adding to laundry as brightener
  • Sprinkling over carpets some time before vacuuming
  •  Other cleaning uses might be listed right on the box
  • And then naturally there’s the cooking thing.

I hope the above lists and information proves useful for folks.

3 comments:

  1. I really agree that baking soda is a big help when it comes to cleaning. Also other environmental friendly ingredients that you can find in your kitchen which is used also for cleaning are lemon and vinegar

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  2. I use baking soda to clean out my crockpot. I found that this brings back the shine and deodorizes it too. Use it on the lid also to do that same. I foudn tis out becaue my husband used just dishwashing soap to clean it. The next time I went to use it, I could still smell the spices that I used before in it. I then used the baking soda as a paste to wash it down and viola no smell of previously cooked foods.

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  3. Oh my God! I didn't know that baking soda can be used in so many different ways. I am totally going to try all of your advices :) :)

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