I have questions about helpful hints you read about all the time.

Ruth n Jersey

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Has anyone ever tried Coke on stains? If so,does diet Coke or diet Pepsi work as well? When my daughter and family come to visit all they drink is diet Pepsi. Thank goodness she doesn't give it to my Grand kids. We don't drink soda at all and I'm always left with an open bottle. I keep forgetting to dump it in the toilet. Have you had good results using it?

Another product is the Scrub Daddy. I can't seem to find a scrubber that lasts. I always have Brillo on hand but I also would like a scrubber that won't scratch and lasts a while. They are a bit pricey. I looked up the reviews and they say it works great but doesn't last but a month or two before it falls apart. What they didn't say was how many times it is used in those two months. I don't use a scrubber everyday but like to have one on hand.

What do you use on tough stains? What do you use for a scrubber on pots and pans?


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Houston, Tx.
I use the scrub daddy and I have one at every sink. They last a few months for me but I don't let things pile up and clean as I go.


Active member
midwest USA
I can't see why Coke on stains would help, except that it has acid.
I just use ordinary soft scrubs I buy very cheaply. I hate the name
Scrub Daddy

Aunt Bea

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Near Mount Pilot
I use these Brillo sponge/scrubbers from the Dollar Store.

I'm not much of a scrubber so when a casserole dish starts to get baked on gunk in the grooves and ridges I seal them in a plastic bag with a glug of ammonia and leave them for a day or two, the gunk washes right off.


Endlessly Groovin'
I've seen sodas like Coke spilled on dirty old concrete floors and left there for a bit, when the spill was cleaned up, that area was bright and new looking, I do believe it's the acidity in the sodas that does the cleaning. I never used it though for cleaning anything, white vinegar does a good job on toilets, etc. I use a Dobie scrubber every day, for something tough I use a brillo pad. I like to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on some things, but it's pricey and falls apart very quickly when using it.


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I use scrubbers tht look like Aunt Bea's, mine are 6 for $1at dollar store. & they also have cheap bleach, ammonia, cleaning vinegar & laundry & dish soap products. The only brand name cleaning product I use is 409, have tried other things but always come back to it. Heard about the coke thing but was never interested in trying it.