Bi-Carb Soda Uses

Generations of Australian homes have relied on McKenzie’s quality Bi-Carb Soda for cooking, cleaning or deodorising. You’ll be amazed by its versatility and uses around the home, from baking red velvet cupcakes to cleaning your bathroom tiles. Best of all, you can be confident that you’re using a non-toxic product that’s kind to the environment, your family and your budget. 

General Household Tips

One humble box of McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda can tick off so many cleaning tasks around your home and has proven effective in tackling all sorts of grime and odours, using only simple pantry ingredients. Here are some of our favourite uses:

Carpet Deodoriser

Wondering how to clean carpets with McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda? To eliminate food and pet odours, sprinkle a handful onto your carpets, leave for a few minutes and then vacuum.

Cleaning Residue on Vases

Use our solution in the vase and allow to soak for half an hour. Wipe clean and rinse with cold water.

Deodorise the Car

Sprinkle over upholstery and carpets. Leave for 15 minutes and then vacuum.

Wheelie Bin Deodoriser

Sprinkle in the wheelie bin after each weekly bin collection to remove nasty odours.

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Bathroom Tips

Clean your bathroom without truckloads of potent, heavy-duty chemicals that may potentially damage some of your surfaces! Our Bi-Carb Soda can tackle many cleaning tasks in the bathroom, from cleaning tiles to polishing the shower, bathtub and sink. Through its abrasive natural texture, a gentle coating and a scrub can bring your bathroom to a whole new brightness.

Clean Chrome Fittings

Use our solution to wipe fixtures and then rinse thoroughly.

Clean Vinyl Floors & Bathroom Tiles

Mix half a bucket of warm water with 1/2 cup of Bi-Carb, mop and rinse floor with warm water.

Clean Bath Tub

Sprinkle on a clean, damp sponge and scrub as usual. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.

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Cooking Tips

No pantry is complete without a packet of McKenzie’s Bi-carb Soda, a trusted and versatile product used by generations of Australians. Whether you are baking lamingtons, attempting homemade honeycomb or making a stir-fry, it is the secret ingredient to give your cooking the best result!

Meat Tenderiser

Rubbing dry Bi-Carb on meat prior to cooking helps tenderise the meat. This works best on red meat such as beef and should take just 15mins to soften.

Self-Raising Flour

To make 1 cup of self-raising flour, combine 1 cup plain flour, 1 tsp McKenzie’s Cream of Tartar and 1/2 tsp McKenzie’s Bi-Carb.

Simple Pancake Recipe

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups milk, 1 egg, 2 tsps vanilla extract, 2 cups self-raising flour, 1/4 tsp McKenzie’s Bi-Carb, cup caster sugar, 30g butter, melted

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Kitchen Tips

Your kitchen is the heart of the home, with so many surfaces and appliances to keep clean. Whether you’re cleaning oven racks or the fridge, you will find a trusted helper with McKenzie’s Bi-Carb Soda.

Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner

Create a paste and scrub oven with a clean cloth, Rinse well. When cleaning electric oven be careful not to get any on the element as this may cause it to corrode.

Clean Dirty Microwave

Place a bowl filled with water and 2 tbs of Bi-Carb in your microwave. Cook on high for 1 minute. Wipe down the microwave with a clean cloth.

Deodorise Refrigerator

Place a small open container in your fridge to eliminate unwanted food odours. Replace monthly.

Cleaning Stainless Sinks

Sprinkle dry Bi-Carb on a damp sponge, scrub the sink and rinse clean.

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Pantry essentials for your everyday

Stock the perfect pantry with McKenzie’s, an Australian-owned company trusted by generations. There’s really nothing better than adding McKenzie’s goodness to your cooking, whether you are baking, whipping up the evening meal or adding spice to a favourite dish. Browse through our extensive range of products today.

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