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Coca-Cola is loved by many as a delicious beverage. Surprisingly its acidic make up makes the soda useful for giving your toilet bowl a sparkle as well. Typical toilet bowl cleaners can be a bit pricey, but a two-liter of Coca-Cola is usually under two dollars.

1. Pour a glass of coke

For this DIY trick, you do not need too much Coca-Cola. If you have a 12-ounce bottle, use all of it. If you have a two-liter bottle, grab a glass from the cabinet and fill it up.

2. Pour coke into toilet bowl

There is no specific amount that this trick requires for it to work. As long as you have enough to pour all along the inside of the toilet you, it will work. Make sure you start your pour from the top of the toilet bowl close to the rim. If there are stains in hard to reach places, you can also soak a rag in Coca-Cola and scrub the stains out by hand.

3. Let the coke sit in

Sit back and relax for an hour or so. You have to let the acids in the Coca-Cola to sit in and do its work. The longer you wait the more likely the acids break down the stains. You can even pour the Coca-Cola in the toilet bowl before you go to bed and deal with it in the morning for extra cleaning power.

4. Flush

Flushing the toilet will rinse off the Coca-Cola and hopefully your stains too. On the first flush it should loosen up the stains.

5. Repeat

This process can work first try for some people. If it is a stain that has been around for a long time, it may take more than one try. If it does not give you the result you were looking for, repeat the process. There are other twists you can add in if it doesn’t work right away.

Lots of scrubbing

Scrubbing before and after applying the Coca-Cola to the toilet bowl can only help you get the result you want. A toilet bowl scrubber or an old toothbrush can do the trick.


Chemical reactions have a higher chance of working at higher temperatures. Warming up a glass of Coca-Cola before applying it to the toilet bowl will increase your chances at success. Remember to not microwave it in a microwave safe container!