I learned the true magic of cleaning with seltzer last year at a Hanukkah party. After we feasted on latkes, everyone gathered around the living room (wine glasses in hand) to play board games and keep the party going. As you might expect, someone’s Cab was sent sailing straight for the white carpet. (And by "someone," I mean "my.") Before anyone panicked, my friend grabbed a liter of seltzer, attacked the stain with a few glugs, and in the blink of an eye (okay and with some blotting, too) the stain was gone.
From that day forward, I wondered what else I could clean with a few bottles of my favorite bubbly water. (If I don’t drink it all first!) Here are seven of the best cleaning uses for seltzer.