Baking soda for cleaning kitchen sink?

(10 Posts)
ZenGardener Mon 19-May-14 09:51:07

Does anyone do this? How exactly do you do it? Do you mix the baking soda with something first?

I saw people mentioning on here but I wasn't sure about the details and google has given so many different suggestions not sure of the best way.

ZenGardener Mon 19-May-14 09:52:33

Ps. I meant the sink drain not the actual sink.

wowfudge Mon 19-May-14 11:54:59

I think you can just use it directly on a damp scouring pad or cloth - it is mildly abrasive. You can mix it with vinegar to clear the plug hole out. It'll fizz like crazy. Put the bicarb down first then the vinegar. Then rinse with water. If you have a bit of a blockage try washing washing soda crystals (not the same thing) and a kettle of freshly boiled water. Great for shifting grease.

ZenGardener Mon 19-May-14 22:51:06

Thank you! I will give it a go!

lighteningmcmama Tue 20-May-14 20:51:00

Is baking soda the same thing as bicarbonate of soda?I've just ordered3 kilos on eBay of bicarbonate of soda for cleaning, I wanted to do the oven with it bc I'm.pregnant and so.I don't want to inhale Mr muscle fumes

ZenGardener Wed 21-May-14 00:41:37

Yes, it's the same thing. I've been reading all the things on Unfuck your Habitat that you can clean with it. Will have to pick up a huge tub next time I'm at Costco.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 21-May-14 09:14:26

Dab some smart price vinegar on a cloth, it's non-abrasive and destroys limescale.

Rinse with a damp e-cloth and dry.

Gatekeeper Wed 21-May-14 09:17:19

I mixed it with liquid castille soap- made a very good sink and bath cleaner

NigellasDealer Wed 21-May-14 09:20:06

yes baking soda is the same as bicarb. You can buy it in bigger boxes for cleaning in savers. OK I just did the white vinegar and soda thing on my oven and it is stunning! hubble bubble toil and trouble!

laceyb Thu 18-Dec-14 10:58:01

Having taken Mum's net advice to clean a badly carbon burnt oven I noticed others looking to buy bulk baking soda I think the cheapest I found is, www.elixirgardensupplies.co.uk I bought 2kgs food grade baking soda for £6.99 delivered. Hope this info is helpful.

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