Not only is club soda a bar cart staple, but it's also a cooking, cleaning, and all-around superstar. Your family may love your fluffy pancakes, but little do they know the secret is seltzer water. It also reigns supreme as the ultimate stain-fighter, cleaning dirty cast-irons, dull chrome faucets and handles, and lackluster jewelry with ease. Don't forget to pick up a bottle of two the next time you're at the grocery story. Once you've used it to perk up wilting houseplants, pour it in a glass and add your favorite cocktail ingredients. Keep scrolling to discover club soda's many surprising uses.
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