At eClean we are constantly hearing cleaning myths such as ‘to remove red wine stains throw white wine on the mark’, not really understanding the logic behind such statements. In a plea to clear up this mess we thought we would take a look into some of the most unconventional cleaning solutions used, finding out whether they really do serve a purpose in out cleaning cupboard.

Coca Cola

Although best known as a sugary, fizzy drink it seems that Coca Cola has many other functions, proving to be a great product when cleaning the toilet. By pouring a large glass into the basin, letting it sit for a while before flushing away.

The reason it cleaned toilets so well is because of the gentle carbonic and phosphoric acid it contains. These chemicals come from the carbonation, not from the flavorings in the soda, so Diet Coke of any brand will also do the trick.

Ketchup

Where the thought of cleaning a plate full of ketchup makes us feel a bit squeamish you may feel differently when discovering that is can actually speed up the dishwashing process, especially when scrubbing saucepans.

Ketchup contains acetic acid (a weak organic chemical that gives condiments their bitter taste) which combats tarnishing.

‘The acetic acid works to convert the copper oxide or brown tarnish into copper acetate and water,’ says Ben Valsler, digital editor of Chemistry World magazine.

‘Because the copper acetate is soluble, it rinses away in the water. Your tarnish is gone.’

Vinegar 

By mixing 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent with 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar and some lukewarm water you will be able to remove non-oily stains from carpets, saving you both money on chemicals and some elbow grease.

Toothpaste 

Did you know that you can you toothpaste to clean much more than simply your teeth! With an undeniable freshness toothpaste is a great product to you to remove scuffs and marks from trainers

Vodka

Apparently by spraying down your garments with a vodka dilution between dry cleaning you can remove any nasty odours, acting as a cheap neutraliser. Also, this does not have to be expensive vodka; any vodka will work.

If you decide to go ahead and try any of the above tips be sure to inform us of how is went by leaving your comments at the bottom of this blog.