Hi there my beautiful lovelies! Hope you guys are doing well and staying safe. Last week I shared with you ingenious hacks with household products. Today I want to share with you 11 amazing and ingenious household hacks with Coca-Cola. Besides drinking this caffeinated beverage, you can use this item as a cleaning product.
1. Clean Toilet Bowl
Do you have pesky stains in your toilet bowls? The fizzy drink can actually remove hard-to-clean stains on the inside of a toilet bowl. Just pour cola directly onto the stains themselves or cover the entire inside of the bowl by putting cola into a spray bottle and spraying on a light coating. Now let the cola sit for several hours to improve its effectiveness. Before flushing, use a toilet brush to scrub away the stains and flush. To disinfect, you will just need to use a disinfectant cleaner.
2. Remove Stains From Clothing
Coca-Cola has grease-busting abilities, too, thanks to the phosphoric acid in the drink. All you need to do is pop open a can of cola and pour it in with your laundry, along with the normal dose of detergent and run a wash cycle. Want to fight even tougher stain? Simply, apply the cola directly to the stain and let it soak for up to 30 minutes before tossing it in a regular wash cycle.
3. Remove Rust From Metal
For large areas, just use a spray bottle. Using aluminum foil or a scouring pad, scrub the affected area, then rinse with water. If you’re using this on chrome, you definitely do not want to let it sit too long, or it can actually eat away at the finish. For rusted hardware or tools, place them in a cup or bowl of Coke overnight. In the morning, you may still need to scrub with a wire brush to remove any stubborn rust stains. When finished, rinse with warm water and wipe away any remaining rust with a wash cloth.
4. Remove Backed-On Grease From Pots and Pans
Coca-Cola has amazing effectiveness as a grease remover. Hence, you can use cola to help remove baked-on grease from your pots and pans. Just add a can of Coca-Cola on your greasy pans to it and sit it on a burner on low heat. Leave it for 30 minutes to an hour, then remove from heat and sit it on a burner on low heat. Leave it for 30 minutes to an hour, then remove from heat. Use a scouring pad to scrub away the grime. This method can be used to remove foods which have stuck during cooking, such as rice, pasta or eggs, but it will still require a little elbow grease with a scouring pad to lift the worst of the stains.
You can also use the same steps for cleaning baking pans. However, instead of heating the baking pan itself, heat the Coke in a pot, pour the heated soda into the pan, scrub and rinse.
5. Remove Burnt-On Grease From Stove Tops
Burnt-on grease makes your stove top unattractive and less efficient, but typical cleaners don’t usually work to remove grease that has been burnt onto the surface. Remove heating coils and grease catchers from electric stoves. For gas stoves, remove metal grills and cover gas heating elements well with newspaper and masking tape to avoid getting anything in them. Sprinkle baking soda and let it seat for 10 minutes and scrub away. For any remaining stain spray Coca-Cola and let it sit for 10-20 minutes before scrubbing away. The chemicals in the cola will loosen all the burnt-on bits, allowing you to scrub away most of the blackened areas and save you from having to replace these costly items.
6. Use As Pest Control
If your porch looks like a slug convention every night during the spring and summer, consider placing a small bowl of Coca-Cola out there from time to time. The sugar in the soda will attract slugs and snails while the acid will kill them. A cup of Coke also can be used to lure wasps, which then drown in the liquid. You can even get rid of an anthill by liberally dousing the area with Coke.
7. Car Battery Care
Excessive corrosion buildup on a car battery’s terminals can cause problems when trying to start the vehicle, but Coca-Cola can remove corrosion from battery terminals quite effectively. Simply crack open a can and carefully pour over the terminals. After letting it sit for a few minutes, use a toothbrush to scrub the corrosion away. Remember to rinse the terminals with some warm water to get rid of any residual Coke.
Coke can also be used to defrost a frozen windshield, and a liberal amount of cola poured over the windshield and bumper can help remove bugs and road debris. Always rinse with clean water to avoid damaging the car’s paint job.
8. Restore Shine to Coins
Coins and jewelry that have started to gather an unsightly tarnish can be cleaned with nothing more than a can of Coke. Simply drop the grimy coins in a Coke bath and leave them overnight. In the morning, pour the Coke down the drain, rinse the coins in warm water and pat them dry.
9. Remove Oil Stains
When motor oil drips onto driveways and garage floors, it leaves an unsightly stain that’s tough to remove with ordinary cleansers. That’s where a little Coke comes in handy. Pour a liberal amount of room-temperature cola over the stain, let it bubble and soak for for several hours (or overnight). then hose clean. Cola isn’t the only household item that can handle pavement oil stains either; dish soap or kitty litter will do the trick, too.
10. Remove Bugs from Windshield
You might need a can of Coke to help get rid of the droves of bugs that clearly targeted your windshield. That’s right, Coke can cut through those impossible-to-remove, caked-on bug remains from your car’s windshield. Lightly pour Coke on the parts of your windshield you intend to clean, let it sit for a minute and wipe away with a wet washcloth. However, don’t let it sit for a long time. You risk it damaging your car’s paint job. But in a pinch, Coke works wonders on bugs stuck on your windshield and bumper, if you’re careful.
11. Boost Your Compost Pile
Coke can help improve your compost pile. Add one can of soda each week to your compost; the sugar in the cola feeds beneficial microorganisms, and the cola increases the acidity of the pile, helping material decay faster.
My dear lovelies! Hope you find the above tips helpful. I would love to know about your ingenious hacks with Coca-Cola. I am looking forward to you comments and feedbacks.
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