8 Practical Ways You Can Use Coca Cola

· December 11, 2016

Coca Cola is a very popular drink all over the world and, in fact, some people say it’s the most consumed drink after water.

More than 200 countries distribute coca cola. Moreover, since it was created in 1866, it’s a drink that has registered the largest number of sales in the world.

But despite these important statistics for the company, the company has been the source of controversy for many years. This is due to the many side effects this drink can cause in the body.

Many tests have been done on coca cola’s compounds and the results point to how the drink’s high content of sugars and additives can cause serious diseases in the long run.

In addition, although some people still ignore this, some of the negative effects of coca cola appear only a few hours after having drunk a single glass.

What many people still don’t know is there are other alternative uses of coca cola that can be harnessed without harming your health.

In today’s article, we want to share the eight most interesting uses of coca cola, so that you can try them at home.

Take note!

1. Removing rust stains from the bathtub
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The phosphoric acid that Coke contains is the active compound that will help us get rid of rust stains in the bathtub.

How to use it?

  • Soak an abrasive sponge in the drink and rub it vigorously over the stain you want to remove.
  • Repeat the same action several times until you’ve completely removed the stain.

Don’t forget to read: 8 Ways to Use Borax at Home

2. Degreasing clothes

When clothes are stained with greasy substances we think it’s completely ruined and that we can’t remove the stain. The truth is that Coca Cola can be very useful among the tricks to remove grease stains.

How to use it?

  • Pour a glass of Coca Cola in the washing machine along with the usual detergent and start a normal cycle.
  • Once the cycle has finished, you will notice that the clothes in question are grease-free.

3. Cleaning the coins

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This drink can polish metals extremely well, which will delight coin and metal item collectors.

How to use it?

  • Put all the coins in a bowl and add the Coke.
  • Leave them to soak for a few minutes and wipe them with a clean cloth.

4. Loosening screws

Over time screws become oxidized and are usually very difficult to unscrew when required.

While we can loosen them by using an oily compound, we can also use Coca Cola to loosen them,

How to use it?

  • Moisten the screw with a little bit of Coke, and leave it for a minute. Then proceed to loosen it.

5. Removing the paint off furniture

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When we paint the walls or objects in our house we usually end up staining the furniture or the floor. Instead of buying expensive cleaning products full of chemicals, try using the Coca Cola you have in your fridge.

How to use it?

  • Spray the Coke over the stained area, leave for 5 minutes and then rub the area thoroughly.

6. Cleaning pots and pans

The pots and pans in our kitchen are the most troublesome to clean.

Since pots and pans accumulate fat and food remains, over time they acquire a blackened color that is unsightly. To get back their shine and completely clean them, take advantage of the fizziness of this drink.

How to use it?

  • Add half a cup of Coke to the bottom of the utensil, heat the liquid for 4 minutes and then empty the utensil and rinse it.

7. Cleaning the toilet bowl

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The compounds found in this soft drink can remove the yellowish and unpleasant spots that can form in toilet bowls.

How to use it?

  • Add a can of Coke in the toilet boil, leave it for one hour so that the phosphoric acid can take effect. After the hour has passed, clean the toilet bowl with a toilet brush.

Do you want to know more? Read 13 Tricks to Keep Your Bathroom Clean and Tidy

8. Unblocking clogged drains

The acids contained in this soft drink are an excellent alternative to the hazardous chemicals contained in products to clear sink drains.

How to use it?

  • Pour 500 ml of Coke down the drain. Let the acids work for an hour or two, and then pour two liters of boiling water down the drain.
  • You’ll get excellent results and also say goodbye to those unpleasant odors.

Have you used Coca Cola for anything else? Now that you know how useful it can be, don’t hesitate to use it as an alternative product.