A Coles supermarket shopper has revealed her very unlikely cleaning hack for fixing a very common problem in bathrooms all around Australia.
Sharing on a popular Facebook group, the home owner said she used a bottle of Coles brand tomato sauce – which retails for just $1.65 – to remove the black scum and crusty build-up around the base of the taps in her sink.
The cleaning technique has gained popularity in recent months, with fans revealing how the popular condiment works wonders on the hard-to-clean area.
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Posting before and after photos of her transformed taps, the mum said she received maximum results with almost no effort.
“Shut the front door, team!” she wrote on the Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia page.
“I moved into a house that didn’t have the level of love I would like it too and I’ve been ignoring these taps as they will be removed in a renovation.
“But I thought if the tomato sauce trick was going to work, this would be it – so i tried it! And it worked!
“Can I quietly add that I put the sauce on, made myself a margarita , watched a movie (self-care day) went to the bathroom and scared the out **** of myself and then realised it was tomato sauce!”
All you have to do is put a generous amount of the sauce around the taps and leave it to work its magic.
After a few hours, give the area a gentle wipe before rinsing away the sauce and scum.
You’re then left with a sparkling clean sink area that looks brand new.
It’s believed the acid in tomato sauce is what breaks down the stubborn build-up, leaving it crystal clean.
Many Facebook users were blown away by the “unbelievable” results.
“Get out of here!” responded one.
Said another: “Wow, never knew it was good for this sort of stuff!”
Wrote a third: “OMG! As someone who just did bathrooms today and this bothers me and never gets clean. I need to try tomorrow.”
Added one more: “That actually works!”
Another said: “Off to do some cleaning!”
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