After reading this, you may not want to drink Coca-Cola ever again. But with as much as 9 1/2 teaspoons of sugar in one can of Coca-Cola and cancer-causing aspartame in Coke Zero, never taking a sip of the sugary soda is not such a bad idea. While you don't want to drink Coca-Cola, you will want it for this surprising use: cleaning. Here's how.
1. Clean burnt pans. Watch the video below to see how this works:
2. Clean kitchen countertops.
3. Clean tile grout. You would think the color of Coca-Cola would cause the liquid to stain your floor, but you can use it to clean tile grout. Here's how:
4. Polish silver. Say goodbye to tarnished silver with the technique below:
5. Clean tarnished copper. Shine your Moscow mule mugs!
6. Descale a kettle.
7. Clean a toilet.
8. Eliminate skunk funk. Forget the tomato sauce. Clean My Space says showering with Coca-Cola will eliminate the smell of a skunk. See how it works below:
9. Remove rust. The citric acid in Coca-Cola dissolves rust easily.
10. Clean grease stains. If your clothes are filled with grease, don't despair. Try the technique below with Coke:
11. Unstick gum. Got gum on the bottom of your shoe? Or worse, in your hair? No worries! Coke is here to save you.
12. Strip paint. Need to modernize your metal furniture with a new paint job. Watch Coke strip paint in the video below:
13. Clean a car battery. Car won't start? Try removing the built-up corrosion with Coca-Cola. Clean My Space says to pour a can of cola directly onto the battery connections. Take extra care to do this while the car is turned off.
14. Shine chrome. Do your chrome wheels need an upgrade? Clean them with Coca-Cola and aluminum foil, as recommended by Collective Evolution.
15. Clean an oil spill. If your driveway looks like a getaway crime scene, pour a bottle of Coca-Cola directly onto the oil spill. Allow it to soak in for a few hours. Lastly, use a hose to rinse away the Coca-Cola.