Health & Wellness
It seems like baking soda can get any job done, but it can actually cause damage when used to clean some surfaces.
It’s still a great cleaner
There are few things baking soda can’t do. It’s a great multipurpose cleaner and you can use it when you cook, to heal ailments, clean the house and even to make crafts for your kids. But there are some instances where baking soda causes more harm than good. While it can help you with most of your chores around the house, make sure avoid using it when cleaning these products. By the way, this is the difference between baking soda and baking powder.
You’re going to want to stick with Windex when cleaning glass surfaces in your house. “Baking soda is an abrasive cleaner, so there is a chance that it will scratch your glass or mirror,” says Marcos Franco, an employee of Mighty Clean Home. If you’re looking for an all-natural cleaning substance, he suggests using vinegar on your glass surfaces instead.
It’s OK to use baking soda to clean your aluminum pots and pans, but it’s just important to remember to rinse them right after. “Baking soda can cause aluminum to oxidize,” says Jack Prenter, founder of Chore Bliss. “Extensive contact will cause oxidization which will turn the surface brown.” Here’s the best way to clean a grimy baking sheet.