6 Things You Should Never Clean with Baking Soda

Mirrors and Window

It shouldn't be used on scratch-prone materials like glass. Baking soda leaves micro-scratches on mirrors and windows, dulling them and inflicting irreparable damage.

Ceramic Glass Cooktop

To avoid scratching, avoid using baking soda on ceramic glass cooktops like mirrors and windows. Instead of powder, use a cream cleanser or scraper to remove cooked-on residue.

Gold Plate

Handle gold-plated dishes, serving pieces, glasses, and more carefully to avoid chipping, scratching, or erosion. Instead of baking soda, wash gold plating with dish soap, non-abrasive sponges, and microfiber cloths.


Alkali, like baking soda, can oxidize aluminum, changing its hue. Rinse an aluminum pot after washing with baking soda to avoid oxidizing and discoloring the metal.

Wood Floors and Furniture

Baking soda damages wood floors and furniture, losing sealant and dulling it. Eroding the seal dulls wood floors and furniture, which can lead to costly and time-consuming home repairs.

Marble and Quartz

Baking soda erodes marble and quartz over time. To avoid costly, irreversible damage, use a cream or liquid cleanser instead of baking soda for daily cleaning.

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