Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Review...



Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a great product to have on hand for transitioning your home from winter to spring. It can be used in almost every room in the house and it only costs $1 for a 1 lb. box!

Suggested Tips for Spring Cleaning:

In the Kitchen
• Food Safe Surface Cleaning
Clean your food prep area and tools with natural, food safe ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners. Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda onto a clean damp sponge or cloth and wipe clean, rinse thoroughly, and then dry. Great for counters, stainless steel sinks, cutting boards, microwaves, lunch boxes, wooden spoons, oven tops, range hoods and more.
• Clean Stainless Steel Sinks without Scratching
Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda onto a clean damp sponge or cloth and wipe the sink clean, then rinse thoroughly.
• Wash Fruits and Vegetables
An apple a day—cleaned the safe way! ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is the food-safe way to clean dirt and residue off fresh fruit and vegetables. Sprinkle a little baking soda on a clean damp sponge, scrub and rinse. For soft skinned produce, sprinkle baking soda in a bowl of water. Add produce, agitate, and rinse. Keep an ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda Shaker on your sink for everyday use.
• Drains and Garbage Disposals
What goes down sometimes comes back up. To deodorize your drains and disposal, and keep lingering odors from resurfacing, pour ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda down the drain while running warm tap water. Baking Soda will neutralize both acid and basic odors for a fresh drain.
• Fluffier Mashed Potatoes
With weather getting cooler, we turn to our favorite comfort foods. Throw a pinch of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda into potatoes while mashing to make them fluffier.
• Manage Microwave Mess
Who wants popcorn that tastes like a science experiment? ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda on a fresh, damp sponge gently cleans inside and outside the microwave and never leaves a harsh chemical smell. Rinse well with water.
• Hand Washing Dishes and Pots and Pans
Give yourself a hand. Add two heaping tablespoons of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda (along with your regular dish detergent) to the dish water to help cut grease and foods left on dishes, pots and pans. For cooked-on foods, let them soak in the baking soda, detergent, and hot water first, then use dry ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda on a clean damp sponge or cloth as a scratchless scouring powder!

In the Living Room
• Freshen Upholstery
Keep comfy upholstered sofas and chairs smelling fresh with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda. Sprinkle Baking Soda on upholstery, wait 15 minutes and vacuum up.
• Freshen and Deodorize Carpets
A sprinkle a day keeps the odors away. Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda on carpets and let sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming.

In the Dining Room
• Carpet Spills
Clean and deodorize spills or accidents on carpets by soaking up as much of the spill as possible. Clean the stain according to the carpet manufacturer's directions and allow to dry. When the area is completely dry, sprinkle liberally with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda and let sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming it up. Great for pet and kid messes too! Check for color-fastness first before applying ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda.
• Remove Scuff Marks on Floors
Remove dirt and grime (without unwanted scratch marks!) from no-wax and tile floors using 1/2 cup ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda in a bucket of warm water – mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor. For unsightly scuff marks, use ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda on a clean damp sponge, then rinse. Great for high-traffic areas and after dinner parties too!
• Polish Silver Flatware
ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda can shine all your holiday silver in no time at all. Before your guests arrive for dinner, make a natural cleaning paste with three parts ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to one part water. Rub onto the silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry for shining sterling and silver-plate serving pieces.

In the Laundry Room
• Laundry Booster
Add 1 cup of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to your laundry to make liquid detergent work harder for you and your family. A better balance of pH in the wash gets clothes cleaner, fresher, brighter! Our 13.5 lb resealable pouch size makes it an easy additive for every wash load.
• Musty Towels
Get towels clothesline fresh...right from the wash! Add 1/2 cup ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda to the rinse cycle.

In the Bathroom
• Cleaning Bathroom Floors
ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda helps remove the dirt and grime from bathroom tiles or no-wax floors quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda in a bucket of warm water, mop and rinse clean for a sparkling floor.
• Deodorizing Wastebasket
Keep bathroom wastebaskets fresh-smelling with just a sprinkle of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda. Apply regularly as you add to the container, or when you empty it, wash the container with a solution of 1 cup of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda per 1 gallon of water.
• Shower Curtains
Clean and deodorize your vinyl shower curtain by sprinkling ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda directly on a clean damp sponge or brush. Scrub the shower curtain and rinse clean. Hang it up to dry

What we thought:  We always have a box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda on hand.  It is such a safe and easy way to clean pretty much anything and it is inexpensive as well!  My favorite use for baking soda is in the laundry.  Whenever I forget a load in the washer overnight and it gets that mildewy smell that nobody likes, I just add some baking soda and re-wash the load.  It works every time!  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a staple in our pantry, our laundry room and our cleaning shelf...it is our go-to all-purpose cleaner:)  ABCD Diaries gives Arm & Hammer Baking Soda an A+!



Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

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