Here are 15 practical ways you can use Coke in and around the house:
- Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric: empty a can of Coke into your load of washing along with the usual detergent and run it through a normal cycle.
- Remove rust with a sponge or tinfoil dipped in Coke. It also loosens rusty bolts.
- Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric. (Same method as with grease stains.)
- Remove marker stains from carpet: apply Coke, scrub and then clean with soapy water.
- Clean oil stains from a garage floor: let the stain soak, then hose off.
- Clean burnt pans: pour Coke in the pan or let the pan soak in Coke, then rinse.
- Descale a kettle. (Same method as with burnt pans.)
- Clean car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one, scrubbing with an old toothbrush and rinsing with water.
- Clean your car engine. Let an old towel dipped in Coke sit on engine parts for a while. Remove towel and wipe parts clean with a clean cloth dipped in water.
- Clean tile grout: pour onto kitchen/bathroom floor, leave for a few minutes, then wipe up.
- Remove stains from vitreous china by letting chinaware soak in Coke for a while. The stains should come off easily now.
- Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-litre bottles of Coke will clear up rust and dirt.
- Clean your toilet: pour Coke around inside of bowl, leave for a while, then flush clean.
- Polish chrome: pour Coke onto the chrome surface/object, crumple up some tinfoil and use it to scrub rust away. Rinse with warm water and wipe dry.
- Remove gum stuck in hair. Dip that part of the hair in a glass of Coke and let it sit for a few minutes. It will be much easier to pick the gum out of the hair now.