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Talk to me about Soda Crystals

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Ohfuckohfuckofuck Thu 22-Aug-13 19:01:23

I bought a pack today after remembering that they are great for everything.

I have now forgotten most of what they are great for blush

I have used some in the washing machine to get rid of the smell and boost the washing powder and I have cleared the slow draining pipe from the kitchen sink.

I'm loving this, what else are they great for?

PicklePants Thu 22-Aug-13 19:05:26

I've no idea but watching with interest as I have a huge bag of the stuff.

I sent DH to the shops for bicarbonate of soda. The daft bugger came home with soda crystals.

Ohfuckohfuckofuck Thu 22-Aug-13 19:06:44

Ha! Not so good for baking or putting in bath with chicken pocky dcs which is what I've used it for!

ilovepowerhoop Thu 22-Aug-13 19:10:14 lots of uses here

BrownSauceSandwich Sat 24-Aug-13 15:53:26

Amazing stuff, but do be careful - use gloves, and avoid inhaling the dust or getting it anywhere near your eyes. I mostly use it for keeping the sinks smelling fresh, but it'll eat through anything greasy.

I use it for cleaning the black tannin from tea pots (I'm very old and still like a nice proper cuppa!) Put some soda crystals in, add boiling water, leave for ages then rinse and wash well.

15thnamechange Tue 27-Aug-13 15:15:27

Brilliant stuff. I use it in place of stain remover, enhances the action of washing powder at a fraction of the cost, a scoop of each, plus it helps to keep the wash machine clean.

15thnamechange Tue 27-Aug-13 15:18:36

Although have to say dc's are past the football muddy stage! It's great for cleaning the wash machine on an empty cycle, and pour down sink/ drains etc to help clean any food blockage.

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