There is a wide range of ammonia uses. Read below to know more on the various uses of ammonia.

Ammonia Uses

The uses of ammonia are numerous and varied. Form its use as rocket fuel to fertilizers to food processing additives this chemical is one ingredient that will be very hard to stop using even if any chemical based thing is anathema to you. Ammonia has also been in popular use in household for years. However, as in the case of any other chemicals ammonia should also be treated with caution and kept tightly bottled up in a safe place. Because of its excellent cleaning properties almost every kitchen has a bottle stored away in a corner. Its offended smell is mitigated by the cleanliness and freshness it brings about whether in the kitchen utensils or in your clothes. However, one thing that should be remembered is that you should always use the ammonia diluted with water so that it does not spoil the things it is used to clean. Read below to know what the different uses of ammonia are.
Uses Of Ammonia 
  • Ammonia is an excellent cleaning agent. Various kitchen appliances like electric ovens, and oven racks can be cleaned with ammonia. First, heat the oven to 65 degrees C and then switch it off. Then place half a bowl of ammonia on the top shelf and a pan of boiling water on the bottom shelf. Close the doors of the oven and allow it to sit overnight. In the morning remove the bowl and pan and then wipe the insides with warm water with a little bit of ammonia and a few drops dishwashing liquid. To clean the rack soak it in a tub filled with warm water and half a cup of ammonia. Let it remain for 15 minutes and then rinse.
  • Ammonia can be used to add sparkle to the crystal. Take two cups of water and add a few drops of ammonia. Take a soft cloth and soak it in the ammonia and then gently rub the crystal. Then wash with clean water and then dry with a cloth.
  • The smell of fresh paint can be eliminated from the house using ammonia. Place small bowls of ammonia in all the painted rooms to get rid of the offending paint smells.
  • Ammonia can effectively remove soot from glass. Mix one tablespoon of ammonia, two tablespoons of vinegar, and one liter of warm water. Take the solution in a spray bottle and spray it on the glass. Allow it to sit for a few minutes and then wipe with paper towels. Repeat for a couple of times if the soot is persistent.
  • Ammonia can be used to clean gold and silver jewelry. In a cup of warm water mix half a cup of clear ammonia. Now soak the jewelry in the liquid for ten minutes and then wipe with a clean soft cloth. Then set it to dry.
  • Scrubbing brass and silver with a soft brush dipped in ammonia can add shine to the ornaments.
  • Grease and soap-scum in the sink and tub can be cleaned by scrubbing them with a mixture of one tablespoon of ammonia with 3 liters of hot water. Then rinse with plain water.
  • Ammonia is also an excellent agent for cleaning cloths. It can be used to remove a variety of stains. Silk, wool and spandex should be cleaned by mixing ammonia in 50% water. Rub the cloth stains with ammonia stains before laundering. Non-oily stains can be removed by spraying the stain with equal parts of ammonia, water and dishwashing liquid. Leave it to set and then rinse.
  • Carpets can be cleaned by sponging them with a mixture of one cup ammonia in two liters of warm water. Leave it to dry and then repeat if necessary.

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