This morning I found out that a paste of liquid dish soap and baking soda is fantastic for cleaning scum off of kitchen and bathroom fixtures. I’ve attacked every available scummy surface in the house and I want more recipes for cleaning other things.
A LOT of these recipes have you mix water and baking soda and vinegar, then put the result in a spray bottle for later use.
I don’t get it. Baking soda + vinegar = water, carbon dioxide, and sodium acetate. I can’t find much information about sodium acetate having any particular cleaning powers (though I guess it’s tasty on potato chips).
I understand that the bubbling action immediately after baking soda and vinegar come in contact can have valuable cleaning properties, but that isn’t what these recipes are doing. Are the recipes stupid or am I missing something?