How to Clean a Toilet With Coke

May 2, 2012

 

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How to Clean a Toilet With Coke

You know those icky toilet rings and plain old stains your toilet bowl get – well if you are in a pinch grab a can of coke.

All the acids ( like citric acid) and carbon break down stains.

Simple pour the can of coke into the toilet and leave it over night ( or at least one hour).

You should not have to brush before you flush the coke ;) But I would do a little scrubbing if there is a difficult stain.

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Amber May 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I would rather buy the TB cleaner….much cheaper!

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ann valerie May 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

It’s also effective for removing corrosion on car battery terminals… my husband and his friends have done that for years.

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nancy-b in Katy,Tx May 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

i did the lemonaid in the dishwasher…. smelled GREAT!! and looked good too!

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L May 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I would use something clear like 7up, tried this a few years ago and the coke actually stained.

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Renee M August 30, 2012 at 1:02 am

And we put this is our bodies…..yuck!

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lilian September 29, 2012 at 1:58 am

@renee – it’s just because its acid… It’s like how vinegar removes really hard water build up/calcium build up but its totally fine to put into our food

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Jennifer November 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

Makes you rethink drinking that stuff!

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Mere November 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

See @Lillian’s comment. ^ I assume you have no qualms with vinegar in your salad dressing.

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Kay November 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Does diet coke work?

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Cleaner Jobs December 10, 2012 at 7:12 am

i hate coke for this reason

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Natalie January 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

Awesome! If I had a can of coke sitting around, this is definitely what I’d do with it because I wouldn’t drink it haha.

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Eva March 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Did you know you can also do this with the tablets used for cleaning dentures? Works like a charm and the price for a tube full of tablets is probably the same if not cheaper then a can of coke and this will last you longer!
Just put 1 or 2 in the toilet and let it stay for an hour or overnight and your good to go. If the stain is still there, just repeat until its gone!

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Chris May 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I could see how this would work for the ring around the water level, but what about the grim and yuck up underneath the inside of the bowl?

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Viola Ash May 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

i also tried vitamin C tablets. Works great.

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Carole May 31, 2013 at 2:42 am

Coke is petfect for the toilet!!!! Wouldn’t drink!!

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Heidi July 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

I work for a toilet manufacture and our QC guys tell us to not do this. It can stain the china. Barkeepers friend works great!!!

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Becky July 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I live in area with really hard water. I tried the barkeeper’s friend as suggested above and it worked great! Also used a Mr. Clean magic eraser and a little elbow grease for the tougher spots. Did this to my non skid tub which seems virtually impossible to get clean and it worked well there too. So excited!

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Rohn August 12, 2013 at 6:11 am

a cup full of bleach once a week has the same effect, but adds a clean scent that you can’t get with the coke.

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Norske Gal December 4, 2013 at 2:48 am

For hard water stains under the toilet rim, dry the area where the build up is, soak pieces of toilet tissue in vinegar ( I’ve not tried Coke, but it’s about the acid) and stick them where the stains are overnight. If the build up is really thick, you may need to do it again. I use the same method in the bowl. I turn the water off at the wall, use a cup to empty as much as I can from the bowl, dry it, and stick the toilet tissue soaked with vinegar where it’s needed overnight. All those wasted years of pumice and cleanser

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Deb January 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Where do you find Barkeepers friend? I have nevet heard of it!

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margaret minor February 3, 2014 at 8:58 pm

It’s with the Ajax and Comet–cleaning section

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Kate March 1, 2014 at 12:49 am

This fits in perfectly with my idea of cleaning~ easiest way to get it done!

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robin March 1, 2014 at 12:59 am

coke also works good on cleaning a grimy windshield, but it does work great and a very nasty toilet

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Emily March 1, 2014 at 1:35 am

Only reason I’d buy coke :-)

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Melissa March 1, 2014 at 2:34 am

Pick me

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Cynthia Sawyer March 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I am just glad I don’t drink Coke. Imagine what it does inside your body!

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CHERYL MCLEOD March 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I am going to try this tonight. Thanks.

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jillian March 18, 2014 at 10:53 pm

vodka works better just a cheap bottle of vodka cleans toilets so much better than soda

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