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10 Surprising Ways To Use Coca-Cola!

Updated on April 2, 2013

1. Use Coke As A Windshield Defroster

Applying a generous amount of regular Coke to your windshield and just sit back and wait for it to defrost.

2. Use Coke To Loosen Bolts

Coke can help to loosen bolts because of its ability to help dissolve rust.

3. Use Coke To Soothe Your Stomach

Coke can help to ease an upset stomach caused by unbalanced pH levels. Flat coke is said to work best.

4. Use Coke As A Marinade

Mixed with other spices, Coke can make a great marinade for chicken or beef because when cooked the sugar will caramelize providing added flavor.

5. Use Coke To Clean Pots

If the bottom of your pots are black Coke can help to remove the stains.

6. Use Coke To Remove Clothing Stains

Pouring Coke on a stain can help remove it. The stain may discolor from the color of the Coke but come clean in the washing machine.

7. Use Coke On Bee Stings

Pouring Coke on a bee sting can help to ease the pain.

8. Use Coke To Cure Hiccups

Just gargle the Coke in your throat until the hiccups go away.

9. Use Coke To Make An Explosion

Drop Mentos in a bottle of Diet Coke and soon you will have a Mentos-Diet Coke volcano!

10. Use Coke To Clean Your Penny Collection

Soaking pennies in a glass of Coke can help to remove the tarnish and make them shiny.


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    • Raitu Disong profile image

      Raitu Disong 4 years ago

      I know three or four uses of coca cola, the most important one being for drinking:)

      Now I know 10 Surprising Ways To Use Coca-Cola! great

      Thanks Koshaugh:)

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      Ken 4 years ago

      I've not done it, but I would think it would make a good sink un-blocker, say, if you're short of carbolic acid for example?

      For more survival tips check out:

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Using coke to defrost a windshield sounds like it could get you in trouble if it dripped onto your car's paint. I've heard that it's a pretty good paint remover! Using coke to settle your stomach is a very old doctor prescribed coke syrup for my kids over 40 years ago! You've listed quite a few uses that I never heard of before.

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      Rod Marsden 5 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

      I'll go in for useful. Yes, I have heard of coke being used as a stain remover.

      I have never heard of coke being in any way good for the stomach.

      Coke as a cleaner of coins is well known though I probably wouildn't use it on really old coins for fear it might eat rather than clean. Certainly I wouldn't use it on some foreign coins such as those produced in Indonesia where the metal content is very low.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I didn't know coke worked for hiccups and bee stings. And I certainly didn't know you could defrost a windshield with it. Thanks for these tips! Definitely going to keep them handy.

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i have seen chefs using coke for food marinade and i must admit, they are awesome ! Thanks for the hub