Baking soda is one of the most used products that man has ever created, most likely because of its many many uses around the house other than just cooking. Keep in mind that even if baking soda is a miraculous product, there is a thick red line of things that it shouldn’t be applied to.
Baking soda is a strong product that can react in a certain way with some metals, that is why it is considered a miraculous product. But as mentioned above, there are some things that baking soda should not be applied to and you can find them in the list below.
1. Ceramic cooktop
Baking soda is famous for its cleaning capabilities, but there are things that should be kept away from. Baking soda should not be used to clean ceramic cooktops because it is too abrasive to be used on them and because it will cause the formation of a white film that can’t be washed off easily.
2. Your skin
Baking soda should not be used on the human skin because of its drying effects on the human skin, also because it can lead to redness, rashes, and burning to those who have sensitive skins.
3. Antique silver
Most people use baking soda to remove tarnish from antique silver not knowing that baking soda can cause tarnish and patina loss. Furthermore, baking soda can also scratch antique silver, that is why it is advised to used silver polish to avoid any sort of damage (handing it to a professional is the best thing to do).
4. Wood furniture
Baking soda can’t clean wood. After clearing out that point, you should not use baking soda to clean wood furniture because it can remove the existing finish and scratch the wood. Instead, use wood polish to shine and clean your wood furniture.
A bad method that gained popularity is the use of baking soda on countertops and marble floors. Everything about this idea is wrong because baking soda can remove the protective finish off of the marble causing scratches.
Baking soda has no effects whatsoever on glass at all. A good way to clean glass is to use a commercial glass cleaner or vinegar. Even though baking soda has no effects on glass objects, but with time it can cause scratches, smudges and a white film that can’t be removed easily.
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