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Baking Soda

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:03 am

Baking soda (NaHCO3) is pretty amazing stuff. Do any of you use it for anything besides deodorizing your refrigerator?

I have found out that it makes a great metal polish all by itself. If it is a stainless a bit of vinegar or lemon mixed in the baking soda really brightens up the metal. For carbon steel, of course you do not want to use the vinegar or lemon as it will patina the metal. But the baking soda will clean it really well. (I have tried cleaning a burnt pan with it but found Coca Cola works better).

It will clean silverware really easily, in about 30 seconds, if you put the silver into an aluminum turkey basting pan, add the backing soda and a bit of vinegar. It will clean the darkened details out of the filigree though, so you have to be aware of that.

It is also great to brush your teeth with. It will clean and whiten teeth better than toothpaste. Plus, if you also brush your tongue, your mouth will not taste like the bottom of a bird cage in the morning and your breath will not smell like a pile of dog stuff.
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:29 am

Also mix with water and use to clean battery terminals on your vehicle.
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:07 am

I like to cook and some of that involves baking. I use it regularly like that. Yesterday was apple crisp and I put it in the topping which is an oat based topping for added texture. Yummy! I have made my third 9x13 pan of apple crisp this month. I have a decent sized apple tree in the yard.

It is also put it my super fluffy pancake recipe which everybody seems to like, a lot. It sounds crazy but I mix 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar with 3/4 cup of whole milk and let it sour for ten minutes. I mix up the dry parts which have baking soda and baking powder in them. You mix the wet, the dry and an egg together and you get a bubbly fluffy batter that makes awesome pancakes. Yeah!!!! Chemistry in the kitchen!!!!

We did cloth diapers and I used in the wash.
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby ChrisinHove » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:55 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:I like to cook and some of that involves baking. I use it regularly like that. Yesterday was apple crisp and I put it in the topping which is an oat based topping for added texture. Yummy! I have made my third 9x13 pan of apple crisp this month. I have a decent sized apple tree in the yard.

It is also put it my super fluffy pancake recipe which everybody seems to like, a lot. It sounds crazy but I mix 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar with 3/4 cup of whole milk and let it sour for ten minutes. I mix up the dry parts which have baking soda and baking powder in them. You mix the wet, the dry and an egg together and you get a bubbly fluffy batter that makes awesome pancakes. Yeah!!!! Chemistry in the kitchen!!!!

We did cloth diapers and I used in the wash.
We love breakfast pancakes in this household - I will be trying your recipe tip for certain!

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Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:15 pm

Here ya go! I have been following this recipe for years.

I usually use 1/2 cup of white flour and 1/2 cup of wheat flour instead of the 1 cup of white per the recipe.
I also use unfiltered apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.
I usually add some extract. Vanilla if I put strawberries or bananas in them and almond if I put blueberries in them. That is optional though.
I live in the heart of maple syrup country so the only toppings mine get are butter and local syrup.
These are just my tweaks to it. The recipe is solid either way. Enjoy!!!!

Here is the recipe.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/162760/flu ... rdslot%202

Here is the condensed printer friendly page. It is not bogged down with ads and reviews and stuff.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/162760/flu ... tric=false
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby The Deacon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:01 pm

Like others here, I use it for baking and pancakes. Also use a paste of it, mixed with water, as a mild abrasive for polishing clear plastic. When I was building R/C models I used it as a combination filler/hardener for cyanoacrylate cement.
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby Jazz » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:14 pm

The Deacon wrote:Like others here, I use it for baking and pancakes. Also use a paste of it, mixed with water, as a mild abrasive for polishing clear plastic. When I was building R/C models I used it as a combination filler/hardener for cyanoacrylate cement.
How would that work on headlights?
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby Tdog » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:42 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:Here ya go! I have been following this recipe for years.

I usually use 1/2 cup of white flour and 1/2 cup of wheat flour instead of the 1 cup of white per the recipe.
I also use unfiltered apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.
I usually add some extract. Vanilla if I put strawberries or bananas in them and almond if I put blueberries in them. That is optional though.
I live in the heart of maple syrup country so the only toppings mine get are butter and local syrup.
These are just my tweaks to it. The recipe is solid either way. Enjoy!!!!

Here is the recipe.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/162760/flu ... rdslot%202

Here is the condensed printer friendly page. It is not bogged down with ads and reviews and stuff.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/162760/flu ... tric=false
Thanks, will have to try this. We've got several jugs of maple syrup from out trip to Maine. Probably next week when things get more back to normal.

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Re: Baking Soda

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:23 pm

using it on clear plastic is something I had never thought of. Good tip.

You can put baking soda on irritated skin and it helps the skin heal. Some of these dishwashing soaps break out my hands. A solution of baking soda and water to wash my hands with really makes a difference (so, too, does potassium permanganate).

1/2 a teaspoon in 1/2 a cup of water will take care of any heartburn, really quickly.
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby Iole » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:10 am

I just learned that baking soda will help super glue cure quicker and be used to build up broken parts. Check Youtube for methods.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:12 pm

Iole wrote:I just learned that baking soda will help super glue cure quicker and be used to build up broken parts. Check Youtube for methods.
Yep. It can be used to cure glue, specifically cyanoacrylate almost instantly. It also makes a great filler when used with cyanoacrylate for small gaps in plastic, glass, or ceramic.

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Re: Baking Soda

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:35 pm

Really? I did not know that! I will have to try baking soda and super glue. I wonder if it will work with wallpaper glue for repairs?
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:34 am

Doc Dan wrote:Really? I did not know that! I will have to try baking soda and super glue. I wonder if it will work with wallpaper glue for repairs?
No idea. I think it just works with cyanoacrylate. It sets really fast too. Maybe just a few seconds.

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Re: Baking Soda

Postby jpm2 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:52 pm

Our family has used it for decades to brush our teeth.

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Re: Baking Soda

Postby Myg30 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:32 pm

To much to often will ware the enamel off your teeth.
If you have High Blood pressure you might want to curtail the frequent use of baking soda.
A pinch in glass of water good for heartburn, indigestion. SEE ABOVE first

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Re: Baking Soda

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:02 am

You can use it with vinegar to clear a slow drain.
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby SolidState » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:37 pm

I use a spray bottle of concentrated solution as shampoo. I am a very oily person, and it turns my skin oils into soap. It's a really nice human degreaser.

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Charlie Manson's Baking Soda & Vinegar

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:51 pm

I've sworn by Baking Soda & Vinegar both for useful household cheaning agents and both are useful for a plethora of different household duties. However on a lighter,funnier side I discovered something that really blew me away when I was doing my research on the Charles Manson Family. Charlie has a website called "Manson Direct" and he has all kinds of cleaning tips on his website. He has about 500 different household cleaning tips with Baking Soda and Vinegar both.

I just stumbled onto that bit of information by accident. Apparently he's been a big time environmentalist for many years and he says that commercial cleaning chemicals are going to completely ruin the planet :rolleyes: Talk about twisted irony :eek: But I did find it rather curious needless to say. His whole mission was supposedly about saving the planet :rolleyes: I don't know who maintains his website but it has a huge amount of hits per years and he still gets tons of mail monthly :rolleyes:

It's really ironic also when I discovered that Hitler and other despots were also big time environmentalists too. Well the old cliche "The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction" is absolutely correct. I do hope that they never let Charlie or any of his family direct access to the internet :rolleyes: GOD Forbid!! :eek:

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Postby Doc Dan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:20 pm

Perhaps baking soda can clean away Manson, too!

That is pretty weird. Since there is no cure for people like him (apart from an exorcism) this is all an attempt to make him look like he has changed and should be let out of prison.
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Re: Baking Soda

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:03 pm

Doc Dan wrote:Perhaps baking soda can clean away Manson, too!

That is pretty weird. Since there is no cure for people like him (apart from an exorcism) this is all an attempt to make him look like he has changed and should be let out of prison.
Oh please Doc-Dan I'm in no way saying anything positive or trying to say anything to help Charles Manson's cause> nor was I in any way trying to derail your most interesting thread. I just thought it was a very ironic coincidence that a truly demon posessed individual would be concerned about household cleaning tips :confused: Especially with the uses of baking soda and vinegar :confused: My research on the Charles Manson family was simply a project I took on a few years back to try to ascertain what makes monsters like him and his followers the way they are.

No I was just making an attempt at some very ironic humor or sorts and I do think it's a truly very strange that Charles Manson has household cleaning tips on his website. Someone he knows maintains it because he is not allowed access to the internet where he's locked up at. No I was not making any attempt to generate sympathy for him or anyone like him. Sorry if I was misunderstood :o


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