20 Problem-Solving Uses for Club Soda
Think club soda is just a beverage or a stain remover? Think again!
To loosen rusty nuts and bolts, pour some club soda over them. The carbonation helps to bubble the rust away. WD-40 is also a great solution for getting rid of rust.
Ease cast-iron cleanup
Food tastes delicious when it’s cooked in cast iron, but cleaning those heavy pots and pans with the sticky mess inside is no fun at all. You can make the cleanup a lot easier by pouring some club soda in the pan while it’s still warm. The bubbly soda will keep the mess from sticking.
Preserve newspaper clippings
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Preserve newspaper articles worth holding onto by soaking the clippings in a club soda and milk of magnesia mixture for about an hour, then take them out to dry.
Make your mirrors sparkly
Just as you can use club soda to clean off your filthy car windshield, you can also use it to make your mirrors at home shine. To get rid of all those smears and fingerprint stains, simply spray the mirror with some club soda and your result will be a streak-free and odorless finish.
Make amazing matzo ball soup
Club soda doesn’t just make pancakes and waffles fluffier, it can also be the secret ingredient in matzo ball soup. We all know the best part of matzo ball soup is the matzo ball itself, so add some club soda to your favorite recipe so it is extra soft and moist. You may not want to use it in your food, but nail polish remover has some pretty extraordinary uses, too.
Make your gelatin dessert dazzle
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The next time you serve this up at a party, try replacing cold water with club soda when combining the powder. Not only will it make each bite have a hint of fizz but also it will add a literal sparkle to the dessert. You can even use flavored seltzer if you want some added taste.
Sip a diet-friendly drink
If you enjoy a tasty cocktail but don’t want all the extra sugar and calories from pure juice or soda, flavor your liquor with club soda. Try a lemon-lime or raspberry club soda with your favorite liquor and maybe even a splash of juice for some added color the next time you want a drink.
Control frizzy hair
Shampoo your hair as you normally would but instead of using conditioner, pour club soda on your wet hair and work it through, then rinse it with cold water. Style your hair as you normally would after and you may find that your frizz is tamed once and for all.
Clean up your car upholstery
Club soda can be a great cleaner when it comes to car upholstery. For gross stains such as vomit, spray club soda on the stain and let it sit for half an hour. Then blot it with a clean cloth or paper towels and you should notice a difference.