By Adam Verwymeren, Networx
Baking soda is a great and versatile tool around the home, and there are dozens of ways it can be put to use. It can cut grease, absorb odors and clean body parts, among its many other applications.
However, as handy as it is, this wonder substance does have it's limitations. Here are a few ways not to use baking soda.
Antacid: Suffering from heartburn? Baking soda is highly effective antacid. However, sodium bicarbonate is, well, sodium. So if your doctor has told you to cut down on the salt, don't reach for this household cure for indigestion. Ask your doctor to recommend a safer alternative.
Cleaning Aluminum: While a quick scrubs with a bit of baking soda is a great way to clean your pots and pans, you should never use it on aluminum cookware. The alkaline sodium bicarbonate reacts with the aluminum and can cause your pots and pans to discolor.
Fridge Freshener: Because it reacts with odor-causing acids, baking soda will make your fridgeRead More »from 6 Ways Not to Use Baking Soda