Can Expired Baking Soda Be Used for Cleaning?

Can Expired Baking Soda Be Used for Cleaning?

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Emma Christensen
Apr 19, 2012
Q: Might be a silly question, but when a box of baking powder used for freshening the fridge has expired, can it still be used as a scouring powder? Or has it expired altogether? Sent by Cynthia Editor: Try adding a scoop to hot water along with a little vinegar. If it bubbles, then the baking soda is still active. I wouldn't use it for baking since it's been absorbing all those refrigerator odors, but it should be good for cleaning and scouring!
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Readers, have you had luck using expired baking soda for cleaning?
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