We've talked about the virtues of bicarbonate of soda (or baking soda for our US cousins) for reviving towels. Tech blogger Gail Lipscombe also found it pretty handy for reviving a messed-up vanity basin.
Picture by katalopolis
Having failed with more high-tech cleaners, Gail was astonished to discover that bicarb did the job better and cheaper:
After trying every cleaning lotion and potion on the supermarket shelf in an attempt to rejuvenate my bathroom vanity basin back to its former glory after years of wear and tear, who’d have thought the solution to my cleaning problem was lurking all the while in the baking goods section?
Given the minimal cost, it's a pretty low-risk strategy to try with stubborn furniture or bathroom stains. Got your own glorious bicarb story? Scrub it into our comments.
The miracle that is bicarbonate of soda [Gail On Tech]