Baking Soda, Not Just For Baking
Baking soda is a very interesting ingredient that is a chemical compound composed of fine powder. When the fine powder reacts with either water or an acid, it releases bubbles of carbon dioxide. This reaction makes baking soda a good cooking agent when baking muffins, cakes, breads, and any other doughy ingredient. The baking soda creates a more soft and fluffy surface that helps with appearance and overall taste.
Baking Soda has a lot of benefits in the kitchen that the average cook may not know about. I have compiled a few interesting uses that may surprise you!
Do you dislike the preparation of cooking a chicken?
When boiling a chicken, you can add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water before boiling. The baking soda reacts to the chicken's feathers, allowing for easy feather removal. The soda also helps provide a clean and white skin surface for cooking.
Do you like having a fish fry, but hate the fishy smell that comes with?
Well you can remove the smell from you fish fillets by soaking them in baking soda and water for an hour in the fridge prior to cooking. I have tried this and it does work. It's also great before grilling as well!
Love having omelets for breakfast before work?
Try placing a half a teaspoon of baking soda for every three eggs cooked. This will make for a fluffier tasting omelet.
Do you struggle with having to take an antacid before eating dinner?
Well baking soda can reduce the acid content of most recipes by simply adding a dash of baking soda to the recipe.
While baking soda is great in the kitchen you would be surprised with what it can be used for regarding your health. I have mentioned just a few things you can use baking soda for that is related to your health.
Live in an area where mosquito bites are an annoyance?
Baking soda can be used to relieve itch from mosquito or other related bug bites, just apply a little to the effected area.
Do you work in the automotive industry?
You can use baking soda to remove strong odor left by oil, gasoline, and solvents by rubbing baking soda and water with your hands. The baking soda will not only clean your hands but will help to remove unwanted odor.
Did you welcome a newborn baby?
If your lucky enough to experience having a child, your well aware of the troubles associated with diaper rashes. It can cause pain for the baby and cause them to stay up at night, which in return mean less sleep for you. Well, a great solution to that diaper rash is baking soda. You can either apply the baking soda directly on the diaper rash or you can put two tablespoons in your baby's bathwater to help with the irritation.
Are you prone to bad breath or canker sores?
Apply a half a teaspoon for baking soda mixed with water. Gargle mixture in your mouth for 30 seconds to freshen breath while also helping to heal unwanted canker sores.
Garden & Flower Bed Uses???
There are many things that you can do with baking soda around the garden or flower beds. I provided a few interesting uses that can help protect those flowers and delicious veggie plants year after year.
Have rabbit and rodent problems in your flower beds?
If you scatter baking soda around flowerbeds, this will help prevent rabbits and smaller rodents from eating your flowers or veggie plants.
How can I improve the taste to my fruits or vegatables?
You can sprinkle baking soda on the soil around your vegetables and fruits to sweeten the taste. Great for improving the taste of home-grown tomatoes. You can also wash your fruits and vegetables with it, which makes for healthier eating.
Baking soda has a ton of cleaning uses that can help keep money in your wallet. Try these cleaning uses out for yourself, and see how much you can save on potential cleaning supplies!
Can I use it in the bathroom?
YES! just got easier and a lot less expensive. You can use baking soda to clean your toilet. Simply place a cup in your toilet, let it sit for about an hour, and then flush. The baking soda will leave a clean toilet and also absorbs any unwanted odor. You can sprinkle on your sink, showers, plastic and porcelain shower tubs to remove soup scum and eliminate odor. Mix some baking soda in water and pour into a spray bottle to spray on bathroom walls, mirrors, and counter-tops for a clean fresh look. I have personally used baking soda in the bathtub and to clean our toilet bowl and it works great. Cleaning the bathroom
How can I use it in the kitchen?
Baking soda is great for cleaning in the kitchen. You can add a spoonful of baking soda to your dishwasher to make scrubbing and cleaning dishes easier. Wash dishes by hand? Place some baking soda in the sink to help fight grease from pots and pans. Great for cleaning stainless steel as well. Wash food and drink containers and also great for removing odor from thermos bottles. Washing dishes with burned on food, let sit in baking soda solution for about 10 minutes, this will make cleaning easier.
Baking soda is great for keeping your kitchen drains clean. Place 4 tablespoons of baking soda in your drain each week and flush down with hot water. This cleans and removes unwanted odor left over by food or mold.
If your a coffee drinker, you can clean your coffee maker by placing a baking soda solution into the coffee maker. This will help keep your coffee maker running efficiently.
The Greatest Thing About Baking Soda!
The greatest thing about baking soda is its very affordable to buy. For about the amount you spend on a Starbucks Coffee, you will have enough baking soda to try out a bunch of these uses. Baking soda is truly an amazing product, whether it's used for baking or to clean a dirty bathroom.