Cleaning with Kool Aid
Kool-Aid is a great summer drink to have around for the kids. Who knew a kids drink could do so much around the house? You can usually find Kool-Aid packs on sale $2 for 20 packets.
The citric acid in Lemonade Kool-Aid helps to break down the stains in your dishwasher leaving it free of residue and build-up Just add one to two packets of Lemonade in the soap dispenser of the dishwasher and run it though a long regular wash cycle.
It sounds very strange but clean your toilet with Kool-Aid. Empty a Lemonade Kool-Aid packet into the toilet bowl. Scrub it with a toilet brush and then flush. The military commonly uses Kool-Aid for this purpose.
A great trick to check your toilet for leaks is to empty a darker color Kool-Aid packet into the toilet tank. It may take about 10 to 30 minutes to determine if there is a leak, it just depends on the size of the leak. Just be sure NOT to flush the toilet. Just keep watching the bowl and see if the Kool-Aid powder come though from the tank then there is a leak present.
Lemonade Kool-Aid is also great for cleaning the coffee pot. Dissolve one packet in 16 ounces of water. Run the solution through the coffee pot. The water stains should all be removed. I prefer using lemonade over vinegar because of the smell.
Soak rusty tools in Kool-Aid. After a few minutes of soaking scrub the tools to get rid of that rust. You can also clean nasty rust stains off the concrete. Just mix a pack of Lemonade Kool-Aid packet with a few drops of water. Using a scrub brush scrub the paste onto the stains. The citric acid in the lemonade and the abrasiveness of the paste will help clean even the worst stains.
Are you pots and pans covered in stains you just can’t get out? Try using some Kool-Aid to get rid of them. Add about a teaspoon of water to a packet of orange or lemon Kool-Aid and scrub.
I bet you would have never thought to use Kool-Aid to clean your washing machine. Well the citric acid in the Kool-Aid helps to remove gun buildup and rust from the inside of your washing machine. How clean can your clothes really be getting in a dirty washer. Add a quarter cup of lemon or orange Kool-Aid to your washer and run it on the regular wash cycle.