Quick Cleaning with Alka-Seltzer

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Did you know you can clean with Alka-Seltzer?  I did some research and learned a few tips I didn’t know as well as a few hacks to speed up my cleaning.

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Alka Seltzer is made of baking soda, citric acid, and aspirin. These are great cleaners and deodorizers.

Deodorize Your Fridge –

Fill a glass with 1 cup warm water and place 1 tablet into the glass. Set in your refrigerator, close the door, and leave it for 30 minutes.

Clean Glass –

Fill your coffee pot with water and place a couple tablets into the pot. Let sit for 10 minutes.

This also works to clean out vases that are cloudy, have rings in them, or have small openings that a brush can’t get into.

Pour out the water, wash, and look how clean they are!

Clean Coffee & Tea Stains –

Pour 8 ounces of water in your mug and add 1 tablet. Let sit for 15 minutes.

Wash and your stains will be gone.

Clean Stainless –

Fill your stainless steel coffee pot with water, add 2-3 tables and let sit for 15 minutes or more depending on how dirty it is.

Scrub lightly with a scrub brush and wash out. Your pot will be clean.

You can also do this method to loosen burned on food to loosen it for cleaning.

Deodorize and Clean Water Bottles & Thermos’ –

Fill with warm water and add 1-2 tablets depending on the size of the item and how dirty it is. Let soak for 10 minutes, and wash afterward.

Clean and Deodorize Coolers –

Fill the bottom of the cooler with warm water and add 5 tablets. Let stand for 15-30 minutes. Use a scrub brush to lightly scrub the bottom.

Wash the cooler out. It’ll clean it and deodorize it.

Multipurpose Cleaner –

Place 1 cup cold water and 1 dissolvable tablet in a squirt bottle. Use it to clean up surfaces like counters, sinks, and more.

Clean Your Toilet Bowl –

Place 4 tablets into your toilet bowl, wait 30 minutes, scrub with a scrub brush and flush.

Clean Your Sink and Drain –

Fill your sink with water, place 2 tablets in the sink and wait 10 minutes. Let the sink drain, use a paper towel to wipe up the sink, then rinse it. Doing this routinely will also keep your drains clean.

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What is Alka-Seltzer good for? alka selzer® products

  • Upset stomach
  • sour stomach
  • headaches
  • pain reliever
  • hangover after alcoholic drinks
  • flu-like symptoms
  • fast relief of heartburn
  • reduce stomach acid
  • body aches
  • fever reducer
  • sore throat
  • nasal congestion

Alka-Seltzer warnings and avoid taking: (be a sign of a more serious illness)

  • high blood pressure – sodium-restricted diet
  • severe stomach pain
  • kidney disease
  • facial swelling
  • stomach ulcers

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  1. And it doesn’t matter how bad it tastes! LOL! What a great idea. I never would have thought of it. Thanks!

    1. Thank you Linda and you’re so right 🙂 Thanks for the giggle

  2. Wow! Who knew? I’ve heard about using it as a toilet cleaner but not so many other great uses. Thanks for doing the research and sharing it! Love it!

    1. Thanks so much Linda – it was like fun science experiment learning about all of this. I was thrilled about the quick toilet cleaner – great for when you’re in a pinch.

  3. I will definitely try this.

    1. Thanks Agnes, I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.

  4. I knew this but totally forgot about this until I read your post. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop

    1. Thank you so much Candy and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Didn’t know about Alka Seltzer, but I have used the tablets to soak dentures for cleaning before. Thanks for the info

    1. Thank you Myrna, and denture tablets work well for these cleaning hacks as well.

    1. Thanks Darlene, and thanks for stopping by.

  6. How cool learning this stuff! I am always very happy to find valid alternatives to chemical house detergents!

    1. Thank you so much Silvia. I agree and love that this can speed of the process of some things.

  7. That is so cool I would have never thought. This will be great for water bottles. Thanks for sharing at the Bloggers Pit Stop, hope to see you next week.

    1. Thank you so much Connie and thanks for stopping by ?

  8. I love this idea. I am going to try it on my toilet and sink tomorrow! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks Amy, we it’s great when you need to get it clean in a hurry.

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