Glossary

Baking soda

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The common name for sodium bicarbonate, a mild alkali, it can be helpful in removing acidic soils and can be used for both general and specific cleaning tasks.

The scratchless abrasive action of dry baking soda , when used as a cleanser, helps in removing soil because the undissolved baking soda crystal is harder than soil but softer than sensitive surfaces such as fiberglass.  Baking soda can also act as a deodorizer inside refrigerators and freezers where it absorbs odors arising from food.