10 Uses of Baking Soda in the Kitchen 

You’d be surprised by how many uses of sultry soda in the kitchen there are! From getting rid of stubborn grease to making your potatoes uneaten crispy (I know!) – these hacks will convince you to alimony a big jar of sultry soda in your kitchen at all times.

picture of sultry soda in a cup on a chopping workbench with a whisk and measuring spoons on the side

A little (baking soda) goes a long way. Just a few tablespoons of this kitchen recipe are unbearable to deep wipe surfaces, tenderise meat and thoroughly wipe fresh produce.

The list really does go on and on when it comes to all the uses of sultry soda virtually the kitchen, and I’ve consolidated them here as my top sultry soda hacks that you must know.

Cleaning and Shining

A thick paste made of sultry soda and water can go a LONG way when it comes to cleaning and shining your kitchen.

All you have to do is spread the sultry soda wideness the surface, (and in the specimen of stubborn messes, leave the paste on overnight), scrub with a sponge or a kitchen skim and then wash off with warm water. Use this for cleaning your:

  • Sinks
  • Tiles
  • Countertops
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stainless steel cookware
  • Copper cookware

1. Cutting through grease:

Baking soda can dissolve grease just like (if not better) than soap? All you have to do is sprinkle some on a wateriness sponge and scrub off any grease. Its alkaline properties do all the magic here.

2. Removing stains from wearing boards:

Stained wearing boards can squint as good as new with sultry soda. Make a paste with a few tbsps of sultry soda and water and wield it all over the wearing board. Leave overnight and wash it off in the morning. For very stubborn stains, you can moreover use a little vinegar.

3. Cleaning your oven:

Ditch those expensive chemical oven cleaners and instead imbricate the inside of your oven with sultry soda and spritz it with vinegar until it’s evenly moist. Let it sit for an hour or two, scrub out with an old sponge or kitchen skim and then wipe out with hot, soapy water to fully wipe through.

4. Cleaning and unclogging drains:

Pour ½ cup sultry soda into the phlebotomize followed with a cup of vinegar. The substances will have a fizzy reaction once combined – this is normal. Let this sit for 10-15 mins, then rinse out with a generous value of hot water.

5. Removing raw smells from hands:

It’s tough to get out the raw smell that’s left on your hands without wearing onions and garlic or handling fish – soap doesn’t do the trick on its own. But if you scrub your hands with both soap and sultry soda paste and then rinse and dry, the smell will be completely gone.

6. Deodorizing anything:

Sprinkling a little sultry soda on anything from your cat’s litter box to the marrow of the kitchen trash can or plane your tennis shoes can reduce unpleasant odors. For weightier results, spread the sultry soda in a thin layer wideness the surface.

With your food

7. Tenderizing meat:

Baking soda makes for a unconfined meat tenderizer! Thin slices of meat can be tenderized with a slurry marinade made using sultry soda and water. 1 teaspoon of sultry soda to ½ cup of water is a good ratio for small meat slices (around 350g) – and you can do ¼ teaspoon of sultry soda when tenderizing ground meat. Just mix the meat pieces with the slurry and let sit in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. Then wash the meat and use as required.

For larger pieces of meat, you can directly sprinkle sultry soda on the piece, rub and let sit for 2-3 hours or overnight. 1 ½ teaspoon per kg of meat is a good reference amount. Make sure to wash thoroughly surpassing cooking as usual.

8. Cleaning your produce:

Mix 2-3 tbsps of sultry soda with unprepossessed water and then use that solution to wash your fruits and vegetables to make sure all your produce is thoroughly clean. Rinse with water surpassing consuming!

9. Fluff up your omelets:

This is one of my favourite tricks. Just like how you add sultry soda to fluff up baked desserts, you can do the same with your omelets. Just add ½ teaspoon of sultry soda for every 3 eggs per omelette, whisk up and then melt as usual. The sultry soda will help create increasingly volume in the eggs.

10. Parboiling potatoes:

Adding sultry soda to water raises the pH which affects the pectin in potatoes when parboiling. This makes their surfaces extra-starchy, which increases their crispness significantly. Use ½ teaspoon of sultry soda per 2L of humid water. Who doesn’t love a crispy potato? This is the weightier hack!

I could go on and on! But these are definitely some of my favourite tips and tricks to alimony that kitchen sparkling, veggies fresh, and so much more.

picture of sultry soda in a cup on a chopping workbench with a whisk and measuring spoons on the side

I’ll be posting a lot increasingly tips and essentials based blog-posts (similar to all the fun stuff I share with my email subscribers) so be on the lookout for more! But for now, swap out the small sultry soda packet for a BIG jar – considering trust me, it’ll come in handy!

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