• Adam Slide

    I think this was both my favorite post and least favorite post. It’s clear that Coke has some pretty good uses but I would definitely think twice before I used it for anything other than drinking. :)

  • http://www.money-and-kids.com/ Brad Castro

    Loved this post – a fun read on a Friday.

    The Coke Roast sounds interesting. But it may be hard to top my favorite use for Coke – mixing it with rum!

    • tennessee wildman

      try getting some country style ribs and boil them in coke –they will be so tender that they fall off the bone–then send them to the grill—-they will taste great with the coke and rum

      • Casey Slide

        Mmmm…sounds good!

  • http://www.akstafford.blogspot.com Todd

    I used it to gain 170 pounds. Simply pour 6 to 12 cans a day down your throat and in no time you can be a substitute for the floats in the Thanksgiving Day parade. Only you don’t float. In truth you can barely get up off the couch.

  • http://www.cindybrick.blogspot.com Cindy Brick

    You missed a use for (Diet) Coke — mix it with Mentos for showy effects!


    Thanks much; I enjoyed your post.

  • Casey Slide

    Brad and Cindy – Yes, those are fun uses for Coke for sure!

    Todd – I left that “use” off the list because it went without saying! :)

  • http://stretchyourdollarwaukesha.wordpress.com/ Skirnir Hamilton

    I may have to give the grease stain trick a try, as I know I have a shirt or two with a grease stain.

  • Casey Slide

    Skirnir – If you try it, let us know how it worked!

  • Russell Starr

    My parents owned a service station in rural Kansas. We used Coka-Cola on old truck tire and wheel assemblies to eat through the rust on the rims so we could break down the tires for repair or replacement. It worked like a charm.

  • Franki Griffith

    I heard once years ago that Murphys Oil soap is good for getting out dried blood stains. My moms friend had said that she tried it and it worked great but I don’t know how she used it so I would look into it before preceeding.
    You didn’t include the most popular and cringeworhy use for a coke drinker
    You can also use coke to eat away the corrosion on your battery terminals.
    And you can drop two alka selzer tablets, to clean a toilet . Juatrlet them fizz for 10-15minutes and flush

  • Karen

    Here is more Use for Coke; Pour it over your cars battery if is leaking acid. Will wash away the accid and oil and grime. We have always known ,also that Coke will put a whole in your stomach….why? you may ask? If it burns acid from your cars battery, it will burn the acid in your stomach

  • dav

    hey i heard the police used coke to clean blood off the highway after an accident

  • jim

    for blood stains, you can’t beat the saliva of the own person’s blood. It has a very powerful anticoagulant effect and will wash out with regular detergent very quickly after that.

  • Julie

    when it’s raining and your windshield gets road grime on it, just pour a coke on it and turn your wipers on… it rinses right away with the rain and your winshield is clean

  • Julie

    coke is also good for eating away at the grime in your sink drains. just pour a can of coke down your drain and wait awhile before you run water through. the acid in the coke will eat the grease and grime away

  • Ray

    We had a station also, and Coke on the windshield, on battery terminals, and around tire rims all work. I would use a paper towel on the windows to help it a little extra. And, I’ve used it with Jim Beam. Lots of good uses.

  • Elrod

    I was a boy in the 60’s in Brooklyn and on the weekend pop would take me his machine shop.
    We were tool and die makers. When old machines came in for repair, he would always pour a
    little coke on the rusty bolts and let it sit as they waited in the bay. He said it eats through the rust
    and gunk and in a cople of days when he had time to work on them, the bolts would come off easy- no
    problem. He always took my little bottle of coke away and used it to free the rusty bolts. I was forbidden
    to drink it as it will put a holl in your stomach, to this day I never touch the stuff except to repair machines.

  • Casey Slide

    Very cool story, Elrod! Thanks for sharing your personal story!

  • Xoxo

    What’s funny is that two people say it would put a hole in your stomach, but they both spelt hole wrong (whole, holl). lol thanks for the experiments! I was thinking about putting the coke in my hair, but I will not now.

    • Casey Slide

      If you do end up trying any of the experiments, let us know how they work for you!

  • redraider93

    Hydrogen peroxide works better for blood stains on clothing…

  • Leigh

    The coke works if you have wavy or curly hair already. It will bring out more defined curls. Doesn’t have to be flat. let it sit for about 10 min,and shampoo after.

  • suzanne

    If you want to clean your coffee pot pour salt with a little bit of water and rub it around the pot.

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