Baking soda: The six things you didn't know you could clean with baking soda

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Cleaning hack: Simple method to clean pans with baking soda

Baking soda and bicarbonate of soda are both NaHCO3. It is a salt made of sodium cation and bicarbonate anion and makes a great multipurpose cleaner. Baking soda is brilliant at removing smells and stains. Express.co.uk reveals six unlikely things you can clean with baking soda.

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Tarnished silver

Silver tarnishes really quickly if you don’t wear it often, but baking soda will bring your worn-out silver jewellery or cutlery back to life.

Add some tin foil to a class baking tray and put your silver items on top, ensuring they are touching the foil.

Sprinkle about a quarter of a small tub of baking soda onto the silver, and then cover it with boiling water.

Wait until the tarnish starts to disappear and then polish and dry your silver with a clean and soft cloth.

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Baking soda: The six things you didn't know you could clean with baking soda

Baking soda: Baking soda is the ultimate cleaning secret (Image: Getty)

Baking soda: The six things you didn't know you could clean with baking soda

Baking soda: Tarnished silver can look brand new with a bit of baking soda (Image: Getty)

Pots and pans

We all have an accident in the kitchen every now and then and a few pots end up getting burnt.

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When food burns it is very difficult to remove it from the pan, but baking soda will help.

Soak the burnt pans in baking soda and warm water for about half an hour.

After this, the food should lift off the pans easily and you can clean them.

Baking soda: The six things you didn't know you could clean with baking soda

Baking soda: Baking soda makes it easier to clean burnt pans (Image: Getty)

Coffee pot

Coffee is notorious for leaving brown stains when it spills on clothes or furniture, and it even stains your pearly white teeth.

It’s just accepted that coffee pots will become stained over time and most people think there is nothing you can do about it, but you can.

Baking soda can get rid of these stains, and all you need to do is pour about a quarter of the tub into the coffee pot and then fill it with warm water.

Let it sit for a few hours and then scrub to get rid of any stubborn stains.

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This will also get rid of any smells and prevent weird tastes next time you brew a pot.

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Shower curtain

Shower curtains are extremely grubby and often covered in germs, old product, and even mould.

The first step to cleaning a shower curtain is removing the rings and popping it in the washing machine on a hot wash- and you could even add vinegar or soda crystals to the machine to really deodorise and get rid of bacteria and mould.

Once this is done, you can leave your shower curtain to dry naturally – if it is sunny out leave it to dry in the sun for bleaching purposes.

Then, if you spot any mildew or mould marks on the curtain, you can spot treat it with some baking soda.

Make baking soda into a paste with water and spread it onto the affected areas.

Rinse it off with a damp cloth and let it dry once more before putting the curtain back up.

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Baking soda: The six things you didn't know you could clean with baking soda

Baking soda: Have you ever thought about your filthy your shower curtain is? (Image: Getty)

Litter tray

Cats litter trays are known for being smelly and unpleasant, but baking soda can sort that.

To eliminate odour coming from the tray, cover the bottom of the tray with baking soda before you fill it with cat litter.

Every single time you empty the tray, use this trick to banish odours for good.

You can use this trick in household bins too when you dispose of the used litter.

Hairbrush

Did you know that you need to clean your hairbrush?

When you think about it, hairbrushes are full of oil and dirt and you reapply this to your hair when you use a dirty brush.

Every couple of weeks you should dispose of the hair on the brush and then clean the brush with baking soda.

Fill a sink with some warm water and a quarter of a tub of baking soda and then submerge the brush.

Leave it for an hour and then rinse it with clean water and dry it off with a clean towel.

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