4 extraordinary uses for cola

Not only is it a refreshing drink to be enjoyed with ice and a slice, cola has some great cleaning properties. Try Jane Thynne, author of Tips for Meanies (£6.99) top fizzy tips!

1. Grease remover

A can of coke emptied into the wash with detergent is a seriously good grease remover. Just run through a normal cycle and the drink’s acid will dissolve stains and deodorise clothes.

2. Bust rust

Coke makes a great rust-buster.

3. Burnt saucepan cleaner

You can clean a blackened saucepan by simmering coke in it.

4. Good lubricant

Add a few drops of coke to loosen a rusty bolt or lock.

Now try our 30 extraordinary uses for bicarbonate of soda!


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