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.
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
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!
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.