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15 Amazing Uses for Alka-Seltzer You Never Dreamed Of!
11. Clean Your Vases
If you have some of those beautiful glass vases that have a very narrow neck, you know that it makes cleaning these vases extremely difficult. However, with a little Alka-Seltzer, cleaning these vases becomes a breeze. Put the vase in a sink and fill it about ¾ full of water. Drop in two tablets (you can break them in pieces if they don’t fit) Wait 10 minutes, and then pour out the water. Run the faucet on high and any dirt, old leaves, or other debris should come right out. Repeat if necessary but usually one application will do the job.
12. Remove Burnt On Food
Don’t you hate trying to clean pots, pans, or casserole dishes that have burnt on food? Even if you soak them and scrub them, sometimes it seems as if they will never come clean. Well, don’t bother with all that, all you need is some Alka-Seltzer. If you have just one pot or pan, simply fill it with water and drop in one tablet. Wait 10 or 15 minutes, and watch how all the burned on food just comes right off. If you have a couple of dishes, put them in the sink, fill the sink with water and drop in 4 to 6 tablets. This works so well you will wish you had heard about it years ago!
13. Clean the Coffeemaker
Have you ever really looked inside your coffeemaker? The part where you pour the water? It’s hard to understand how this happens but somehow all kinds of gunk, mildew, and yucky stuff gets all inside and it’s almost impossible to put your hands in there and get it out. You can clean it easily, however, by filling the coffeemaker with water, as you normally would, then dropping in two tablets of Alka-Seltzer. After 10 or 15 minutes, run your coffeemaker through its regular cycle to clean every part of it. Then run one more pot of clean, fresh water through a cycle and you are done!
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14. Clean Dentures
You don’t need expensive cleaning tablets. All you need to do is add one Alka-Seltzer tablet to a glass of water and drop in those dentures. After about 15 minutes, you will find that your dentures are as white as when you first bought them.
15. Might Help You Quit Smoking
OK, this may seem pretty strange, but some people swear that this works. If you have tried to quit smoking but find that the headaches, indigestion, nausea, and fatigue are just too much to deal with, try the Alka-Seltzer method. (Ask your doctor first, but as long as you aren’t on a low-sodium diet, this should be OK.) Try taking a glass of Alka-Seltzer after every meal and anytime you feel a craving. There are many people who claim that his method works really well.