Uses for Alka-Seltzer, Other Than Heartburn Relief

While generally used for the relief of heartburn or indigestion, these powerful pills can be helpful in many other ways around the home. If you’ve got extra Alka-Seltzer in the medicine cabinet, check out some of the creative uses that DIY Life says you can put the tablets to.

  1. Clean Your Toilet: drop two tablets in, wait 20 minutes for the citric acid to loosen the grime, scrub and flush. Should work just as well as conventional cleaners.
  2. Clean Burnt Food Off Glass Cookware: drop 5 tablets in a sink full of hot water. Soak your cookware for about an hour and the burnt food should come off easily.
  3. Polish Jewelry: put two tablets in a bowl of warm water. Let your jewelry (do not use for pearls or opals) soak for about 20 minutes. It will come out looking brand new.
  4. Go Fishing: put a tablet inside your tube jig and cast off. Fish love bubbles, so they will gravitate toward the fizzing.

Head over to Unusual Uses For Alka-Seltzer for more great household uses for these fizzy tablets.