23 Soda crystals
cost as little as PS1 for 1kg and are great for cleaning and deodorising the washing machine, removing burnt-on residue from pans, keeping drains fresh and blockage-free and removing moss and algae from patios.
If you think your pet has swallowed any of these, make them sick by placing a few washing soda crystals
at the back of their tongue and get them to your vet.
Next, she pours a kettle full of boiling water down the sink to get rid of the soda crystals
Kitchen Sink: Mrs Hinch pours soda crystals
down her plug holes, followed by white vinegar.
To make this 'miracle' spray mix hot water, washing up liquid, washing soda - also known as soda crystals
- white vinegar and eucalyptus oil together.
What to do with plugs: Pour some soda crystals
down each plug then use white vinegar spray then neat disinfectant (Zoflora) while boiling the kettle.
My wife was staring intently at a pack of soda crystals
bought to clean the washing machine, clearly wanting to know the most basic question of all: "How much do you use?" The answer was on the side of the pack: "Scan the QR code with your Smartphone app to view our 'how to' solutions, including our washing machine cleaning video."
Put a handful of soda crystals
plus a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda at the mouth of the drain, then pour over a kettle of boiling water.
Brush it with a stiff broom and soda crystals
or a dedicated deck cleaner, which you can pick up from a DIY store.
Try to get into the habit of running hot water through the drains after you've done the washing up - and pour a cup of vinegar or soda crystals
down the drains once a month to keep them flowing.
Washing up was done by hand, using soap flakes or soda crystals
; we didn't have the luxury of washing up liquid detergent.
Question three: The Solvay invention is a method of making soda crystals
from salt and sodium carbide.