Think that coffee stain or oven gunk won't budge? Try these strategies for cleaning a dozen common messes, from crayon on the walls to candle wax on tables.
How to Clean Rusty Metal Pots and Tools
Submerge implements in a cola bath for a few hours. The soft drink's powerful combination of phosphoric and carbonic acids can eat away at metal tarnish. If you need added elbow grease, cut a raw potato in half, dip the cut end in baking powder and scrub away. The oxalic acid in the tuber is a great rust buster, and once your starchy cleaner gets too soft or slick, just slice off a layer and add more baking soda to keep at it.