OK. Just got the following email:
Good morning Ed
Belfast Northern Ireland calling - was
so excited to try your eco friendly oven
cleaning method ie; with bicarboninate
of soda - but the stuff won't spray out
of the bottle. What am I doing wrong,
do I add hot water to the bicarbon soda
or cold? I don't want to waste any more
as i've already used a whole pkt; with
cold water with no success. HELP! please.
Here's how I replied:
This is a common problem. Clogged spray
bottles are a common problem.
Here's the solution that I've found and that
others have found.
Be sure to buy your spray bottle empty rather
than using a spray bottle that is pre-filled. Seems
that prefilled spray bottles are very application
specific and therefore cause problems.
For example, some pre-filled spray bottles are
pre-filled with a window cleaning solution. These
bottles are a problem.
Since they are not designed to accommodate baking
soda, they will not accommodate baking soda. Thus
the bottle clogs.
The bottles I bought were general purpose spray bottles.
The nozzles were adjustable and you could put all kinds
of things through the nozzle.
The nozzle could be set to produce a fine mist or
it could be set (with a twist of the ring on the
tip of the sprayer) to produce a stream of water
that did not mist at all.
In other words, the bottle itself was designed to
accommodate a lot of different situations and a lot
of different spray solutions.
Hope this helps!