View Full Version : Why You Shouldn't Mix Baking Soda And Vinegar For Cleaning

04-09-21, 03:26 AM
Ashley Abramson
April 5 2021

Some of the most effective household cleaners aren’t meant to be mixed. You probably already know never to combine harsh chemicals like bleach and ammonia (or really, bleach and anything (https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/bleach-cleaning-36771547)). But common pantry essentials that are often used for cleaning — like baking soda and vinegar — shouldn’t be mixed either.

Unlike the bleach-ammonia mixture, combining soda and vinegar won’t hurt anyone — but don’t expect the mixture to do a good job cleaning, either. According to Amanda Morris, associate chair of the chemistry department at Virginia Tech University (https://chem.vt.edu/people/faculty/teaching-and-research/amorris.html), baking soda and vinegar basically cancel each other out when they’re mixed — unless you use them the right way, in the right time frame.

Read more: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/vinegar-baking-soda-cleaning-mixture-myth-36880375