I may not be a big coca-cola drinker, but a can of cola has more than a refreshing taste to it.
Surprisingly, there are a number of reasons you might consider keeping a can of cola in your home.
The acidity, dizziness, and caffeine make the can of cola a very useful tool to keep around for some household tasks. With a can of coke, you can remove odors, oils, rust, clean toilets, and so much more.
Here are 12 Useful Ways You Can Use a Can of Coke!
1. Cleaning Toilets
A can of coke can easily clean your toilet bowl if you’re out of toilet bowl cleaner. Pour the can of coke right into the toilet bowl. Let it sit for a few hours. Scrub to loosen up grime and dirt, then flush the toilet to get a shiny clean toilet.
2. Make BBQ Sauce
A little can of coke can just add the right amount of flavor to make a delicious BBQ sauce. Try a BBQ recipe with a can coke next time you use your grill to cook a meal!
3. Clean Pots and Pans
Stubborn baked-on food residue on pots and pans can be really annoying to clean off.
The carbonation of a can of coke can help dissolve these tough residues. Just pour a shallow layer of coke into the pot or pan. Leave it overnight and then wash it in the morning.
4. Help Eliminate Odors
Coke can help eliminate a handful of different odors. Add a bit of cola to your wah cycle to remove odors from stinky clothing or towels, such as mold and mildew. Use it to clean the skunk odor if you or your pet have an unfortunate encounter with a skunk.
5. Remove Paint
The ingredients in a can of coke make it a great option to use when you want to remove paint. It can help it remove paint splatters from metal objects.
Here’s how you can:
- Saturate a towel with a can of coke.
- Place it on the paint stain, then leave it there for a couple of days.
- Moisten the towel again with additional coke if needed.
- The paint will loosen and wipe away a few days later.
6. Soothe Stings
A can of coke can surprisingly help reduce the pain and reaction of jelly or bee stings. The acid in the coke helps reduce and neutralize the venom of the sting.
Just pour the can of coke over the sting to get relief. Make sure you take the stinger out of the area you were stung in first!
7. Remove Oil
Remove oil stains with the help of cola. If you have oil spots on your driveaway you can use a can of coke to remove this due to the sodium bicarbonate.
8. Get Rid of Rust
The phosphoric acid in a can of cola can produce big results with rust. You can loosen rusty bolts, remove rust from tools, and even clean up a cast-iron skillet easily.
9. Sticky Messes
Once again the phosphoric acid in the can of cola helps breakdown any sticky messes you might have. Just pour the can of cola on sticky spots such as sap or gum. Let the cola sit for several minutes or more, then wash the area with soap or shampoo.
10. Shine Coins
A can of cola makes a great cleaning solution for coins. Drop a dirty coin into a cup of full cola and let it sit there for an hour. The grime will dissolve off the coin after you wipe it clean.
11. Remove Marker Stains
Cola will help remove marker and pen stains easily. Soak the stain for 5 minutes or more, and then scrub to remove it. This also works with permanent marker stains too!
12. Quick Fix Your Clog Problems
A can of cola is a quick way to fix a clogged drain. Due to its acidity, the cola will clean the grime clogging your drains.