I was wondering if there is a way I can mix the two and put it in a spray bottle? I would like to use water + baking soda in some cases to spray a little rather than have large amounts. Is it possible? I've tried, but the nozzle always ends up clogged.

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    What are you actually trying to do? Is this a cooking question? (And have you tried, well, mixing them and putting them in a spray bottle?) – Cascabel Apr 25 '12 at 23:35
  • Im trying to create a solution that is ready to be used whenever I need to for any relevant cooking session. However putting baking soda and water in a bottle will always end up unsaturated around the nozzle and causes it to be clogged. Im wondering if anyone ever tried to do this and was successful ? – DMz Apr 26 '12 at 0:24
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    But what do you cook that uses baking soda water solution, in tiny spray quantities? There might be a better way, assuming you are cooking something (and not, say, cleaning). – Cascabel Apr 26 '12 at 0:25
  • Some cultures use small amounts of baking soda (sodium carbonate) solution on demand as a common baking additive, or assistant. e.g. glaze for baked goods, dough strengthener (pulled noodles) – TFD Apr 26 '12 at 2:28
  • I'm guessing they are wanting to tenderise meat, was thinking along similar lines for ease and constant distribution of bicarb and presumably easier to rinse off. But having read other posts I don't think it seems that good of idea. – user17306 Mar 16 '13 at 15:23
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A small pot of water and baking soda (over saturated is OK), and a simple brush is all you need

A quick stir of the pot with the brush, and wash it on what you need works fine

  • Thats a good alternative thank you ! – DMz Apr 28 '12 at 21:25

Baking soda is soluble in water at up to 90 grams per liter. If you add more than that to water, you'll end up with a saturated solution at 90 g/L plus some crystalline baking soda on the bottom of the container.

A teaspoon of baking soda has a mass of about 4.8 grams, so it'll take 53 ml of your saturated soda solution to deliver 1 teaspoon baking soda. In Fully metric terms, that's 11.1 ml of solution per gram baking soda.

  • The OP is probably already doing essentially this. The issue is presumably that the solution in the nozzle evaporates and leaves behind baking soda. – Cascabel Apr 26 '12 at 1:51
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    OP should use a squeeze bottle rather than a spray bottle. Something like this won't clog nearly as easily: skincandytattoosupply.com/products.php?product=Squeeze-Bottle – Wayfaring Stranger Apr 26 '12 at 2:07
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    THe OP should explain what he's trying to accomplish; without any extra information I assume that for some reason he needs a fine mist of baking soda solution. – Cascabel Apr 26 '12 at 2:14
  • @Wayfaring Stranger , thanks thats a good alternative as well :) – DMz Apr 28 '12 at 21:25

I really have no idea why you'd need to do this for cooking. The amount of baking soda in solution in a few sprays of a bottle is going to be tiny. If this is actually cooking related, I'm sure there's a better way.

But if there's some use for your spray bottle of solution, you probably just need to clean the nozzle periodically - spraying plain water through it now and then would work. Nothing's going to stop the water in the nozzle from evaporating, though.

  • Just looked back at your comments on this question, hilarious. – DMz Feb 26 '13 at 2:40

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