20 Unexpected Uses for Coca Cola

After getting a grease stain on my brand new shirt, I told Siri to get Google to find a way to get that stain out. After reading a couple of times that Coca-Cola might help, it started to dawn on me that a can of coke is not all it seems… I put the grease stain to the back of my mind for a while as I searched to find other uses for my favorite drink. The more uses I found the more it started to dawn on me… if Coca Cola can do this, what the hell is it doing to my stomach!


I must admit I have already heard rumors that dropping a tooth in a glass of coke can rot it over night (this one isn’t true) so I knew it wasn’t a healthy drink but I really didn’t know how bad it was until I came across the things it can do. After reading up on it I did try to use it to remover the stain on my shirt. It actually worked, which made me happy at first, and then a bit sad, as I’ll never enjoy a cold glass of Coca-Cola the same way I did before. Will I drink it again? Probably… but I’ll have a lot of guilt about what I’m doing to my insides!┬áSee my list below;


  1. Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric.
  2. Remove tarnish on dirty coins.
  3. Clean tile grout.
  4. Remove bugs and dirt from wondsheild and car bumpers
  5. Remove gum from hair
  6. Remove rust.
  7. Defrosts a frozen windshield.
  8. Cleans burnt pans.
  9. Descale a kettle.
  10. Neutralize a jellyfish sting.
  11. Clean car engine & car battery terminals.
  12. Clean a rusty pool (just add a 2ltr bottle of Coke)
  13. Remove bad smells from laudry – particualrly fish
  14. Remove/fade hair dye.
  15. Clean a toilet.
  16. Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric.
  17. Remove oil stains from a garage floor.
  18. Loosen a rusty bolt.
  19. Kill snails & slugs.
  20. Strip paint of metal furniture.

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'