How to Clean Your Toilet with Coca-Cola | 5 Simple Steps

How to clean your toilet with coca cola by Woodard Cleaning & Restoration in St. Louis, Mo.

Say “so long” to those disgusting stains and pesky limescale residue that has taken over your toilet bowl. You may find this 5-step toilet cleaning method a bit odd, but we happen to think it is brilliant.

Rather than turning to a toxic, chemical filled cleaning product that costs a fortune, we’re just going to head to the fridge and grab a bottle of Coca-Cola; and no, we’re not quenching our thirst – we’re cleaning. In addition to being one of America’s favorite soft drinks, the acidic ingredients in Coke are ideal for blasting away all kinds of grimy gunk. Read on to learn how to clean your toilet with Coca-Cola.

Step #1: Add the Coke

The first step of the cleaning process is to pour approximately 20 ounces of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. As you’re pouring, rotate the stream around the rim so that it flows over every stain before settling into the bowl.

Step #2: Give it Time

In order for the acidic ingredients to work their magic on your toilet bowl stains, allow the Coke to sit undisturbed for at least an hour. If you’re battling some really nasty toilet bowl gunk, let the Coke soak in the bowl overnight.

Step #3: Start Scrubbing

After allowing the Coke to sit, scrub the bowl with your Coke-saturated toilet brush to break up any stubborn stains; don’t be afraid to put some elbow grease into this step! As you’re scrubbing, be sure to concentrate on hard-to-see areas, including the ring of porcelain under the rim – this is a favorite hangout for hidden germs to gather!

Step #4: Flush the Stains Away

By now, you should be seeing a big difference! Go ahead and flush the toilet so that the water is visibly clear (you may have to flush twice). After flushing, the amount of lime scale build-up and stains should be drastically reduced, if not completely gone.

Step #5: Apply the Finishing Touches

Since Coca-Cola contains a great deal of sugar and starch, some exterior areas of your toilet, such as the seat, lid, and pedestal may feel sticky. Try this: post-cleaning, use a rag to wipe down the exterior surfaces of the toilet with an all-purpose cleaning solution. As a final step, we recommend coating the entire toilet (interior and exterior) with a splash of homemade disinfectant spray.