Uses for Baking Soda: Cleaning Your Kitchen

Rubber, Plastic and Wood

Follow these tips for using baking soda to clean rubber, plastic and wood:

  • A baking-soda paste removes stains from plastic and rubber utensils. Apply the paste with­ a scouring pad or sponge.
  • You can scrub stained plastic storage containers with a paste of lemon juice and baking soda.
  • Renew old sponges, nylon scrubbers, and scrub brushes by soaking them overnight in a solution of 4 tablespoons baking soda to 1 quart water.
  • Deodorize and remove stains from wooden bowls or utensils with a baking-soda solution.