Monday, August 4, 2008

Household Helpers. . . . .

Well I hope everyone enjoyed the helpers from last week's post. My kids are now known as lemon, lime, orange, grape, and strawberry. Just joking! Did anyone try out the jello one? If so let me know if it worked or not.

This week I thought I would highlight some classic uses that people have found for Coke. I'm sure that many have heard of these but if you haven't you have definitely got to try these out!
  • Removes grease. When washing a load of clothes empty a can of coke into the washing machine. The cola will loosen the grease stains.
  • Cleans corrosion off of battery terminals. Just pour a can over the terminals and watch the corrosion disappear. I have actually used this one and it works!
  • Brighten up a toilet. Pour a can into the bowl and let is sit for 1 hour. Brush it and flush, check out the nice shiny toilet it leaves behind!
  • Loosen rusted bolts. Dampen a cloth with coke and lay on top of the rusted bolt. Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Just like the toilet, coke will remove stains from your china. It's the citric acid that does the trick.
And last but not least I found this recipe that I thought I would add as a bonus:
  • Take a baked ham and moisten it with coke. Pour some coke into the bottom of a baking pan and add the ham wrapped in foil into the pan. About 30 minutes before the ham is done cooking, remove the foil and let all of the juices run together. It will not only make a great gravy but will also produce a wonderful moist ham as well!
Hey if these things don't work look at it this way, if you own stock in Coca-Cola you're helping your retirement by buying it at least!

1 comment:

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

Growing up, every Sunday morning my mom prepared a roast beef with potatoes, carrots, onions, salt/pepper, then poured a bottle (yes, I'm THAT old!) of Coke over the top and let it cook while we were at church. It made for the most tender roast beef in the world. It has a bit of a sweet taste to it and is still my favorite way to enjoy roast beef. It's also a great way to tenderize tougher (aka CHEAPER) cuts of beef and cook it down for sloppy joes.