First thing that I needed to do was clean the hob after Papa had cooked me a lovely Mothers Day roast. He is a super cook but always makes soooo much mess. Normally to clean the hob I would use my scratchie but with the liquid soda crystals I just squirted it on, left it for five minutes and it all just wiped clean with my dish cloth. No hard work involved and it came up really shiny.
I also cleaned our BBQ grill with it and found it very easy to clean the black grease off ...again no hard work or heavy scrubbing involved.
Aside from cleaning the oven another thing liquid soda crystals is good for is removing fake tan. Have you ever applied fake tan, spent ages making sure it was rubbed in all lovely and even with no streaky bits, got it looking gorgeous only to realise the palms of your hands are so orange they look like they belong to an umpa lumpa? Well, quite by accident after helping 'The Teenager' apply her tan to her back we discovered the liquid soda crystals very easily removes fake tan from our palms of hands. Usually removing this stuff is a bit of a chore, spending ages in the bathroom with a nail brush trying to scrub the stuff off. We squirted a little on our palms and hey presto we have our pink palms back...no scrubbing involved.
*Please be careful if you have sensitive skin. I must admit my hands usually are quite sensitive to cleaning products and even some mild washing up liquids make my fingers itch but I have been fine using this product.*
At the same time as applying the fake tan some accidentally got wiped on my favourite pink top. I had that horrible gutted feeling thinking "Oh crap, I'll never get this out!" then Papa said "Why not try some of that soda crystal stuff you got sent?"
"Oh yeah, Good thinking Papa...it says on the leaflet it removes stubborn stains, lets give it a go and really test this stuff out!"
So we applied it to the stain, gave it a little rub and shoved it in the washing machine. To be honest I didn't hold out much hope of completely removing the stain but hey it was worth a try.
You cant really tell in the photo below but the stain in the photo on the left really was quite dark, it looked like a nasty coffee stain. When I took the top out of the wash the stain had 100% completely vanished! I was gobsmacked.
This product was sent to me free of any charge. I have received no financial reward for writing this review and as a family we always give an honest opinion.