10 Ways to Make Good Use of Cola (without ever drinking it!)

September 15, 2017 by admin

Cleaning with CokeMany articles have been written on the detrimental impact cola has on the human body when consumed.  From dissolving teeth to causing defects to the reproductive system, there is little good news that comes with this diabetes inducing beverage.  But all is not lost.  Outside the body, the brown, sticky drink has some other less known but useful applications, especially in the world of cleaning.  Here are our top 10:


1 Clean Stains from Groutclean tile grout

Due to its caustic nature, cola can help loosen up stains on grouting.  Soak the area in cola and then scrub gently with a brush or scourer.


2 Toilet Cleaner

Cola is better than most chemical cleaners but with none of the toxic fall-out.  Pour cola around the rim and leave to work its magic.  Then flush the loo and give any stubborn stains a quick scrub with the brush.


3 Window Cleaner

Due to the citric acid in cola, it makes a pretty efficient window cleaner too.  Use a squirty bottle to apply the cola and then wipe off with newspaper.


4 De-scale Your Kettle

If you live in a hard water area, you’ll be used to the frustrations of scale building up around the element of your kettle.  Thanks to cola, it can be easily removed.  Simply tip a can into the kettle and leave over night.  In the morning, rinse out – poof, as good as new!


5 Remove Rust or Rust Stains

Cleaning rust from cutlerySome cutlery put through the dishwasher can often come out with rust stains.  Cola is dynamite at getting rid of it.  Just soak the rusty items in a bowl of the liquid for a couple of hours and then rinse.  Et viola, rust is gone.  (This can also work if you have rust stains on fabric.)


6 Remove Blood Stains

Cola is excellent at dissolving blood stains on clothes or fabrics, even if its dried on.  Soak the offending items in a bowl of cola for a few hours and then run through the wash as normal.


7 Clean Burned Pans

There are many ways of removing burned on stains on the bottoms of your pans without resorting to harsh chemicals, Cleaning Services Cleveland have some examples.  Cola is an easy method – pour a can of cola into the pan and put on the stove to boil for a few minutes.  Rinse out and use a piece of screwed up foil to gently scrub away the remaining residue.


8 Remove Permanent Marker from a Whiteboard

Sometimes the wrong pen is used and your organized weekly wall planner is permanently reflecting upon last week’s activities.  Luckily cola can be used to bring you back to the present day; just wash some cola over the board with a cloth and leave to sit for a moment.  Then take a dry, clean cloth and wipe away.  As good as new!


9 Polish Chrome

Cola can be used to leave your chrome surfaces looking sparking and clean.  Simply dip some aluminium foil in the liquid and scrub gently before rubbing down with a drip, clean cloth.


10 Oil RemoverCleaning oil stains

If you have an oil spillage on the floor, fear not.  Simply pour some cola over the offending stain and scrub.  The cola will cut through the oil and all evidence will be gone.


If you have any other helpful uses for coke, send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll add the best ones. We’d love to hear from you!

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