TANG...It' NOT Just for Astronauts!

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Realtors

TANG...who knew you could do more than just drink it. Personally, I don't like the taste of the stuff but learned about a unique new use for it yesterday during a listing appointment.

While touring the home with the owner, we made our way to the basement and she pointed out their new water filtration system. In this area, filtration systems are often necessary to eliminate the heavy iron particles that create unsightly stains on clothing and fixtures. The first indication they had a problem was when the dishwasher turned an ugly brown inside. She said a friend told her to use TANG to remove the staining by just running a cycle of the orange stuff in lieu of soap.

Hmmm, having the same stains in my dishwasher, I couldn't wait to stop by the grocery store and pick up a jar of the orange stuff. Guess what? It really did the trick! I love meeting people and learning new things.

Comments (12)

Meg Zoller
Keller Williams - Houston, TX
Houston Fine Homes

Debbie -

I've never heard about Tang used this way before.  I wonder if Coke would work.  I know it cleans toilet bowls.  (Makes you wonder what this stuff does to our insides . . . huh?!?!)


Aug 01, 2008 06:07 PM
Debbie Small
Long & Foster Realtors - Martinsburg, WV

Hi Meg - Little scary isn't it. I believe it's the ascorbic acid in Tang that does the trick though. I didn't know about coke in toilet bowls :)

Aug 01, 2008 06:37 PM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

You know... it doesn't take a rocket scientist to..... OK... you probably saw that joke coming a mile away.

Aug 02, 2008 04:21 AM
Amy Salisbury
Leading Edge Properties - Charles Town, WV
West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley

We learn something new every day, don't we Debbie?  LOL!


Aug 02, 2008 04:33 AM
Debbie Small
Long & Foster Realtors - Martinsburg, WV

Hi Chuck - Actually, I didn't see that one coming...good one.

Amy - I like learning little tips like this.jic

Aug 02, 2008 07:35 AM
Shannon Lefevre
John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL
Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl

Debbie...my only question is...if it will eat a stain off a dishwasher...do you really want to drink it?

Aug 02, 2008 02:13 PM
Debbie Small
Long & Foster Realtors - Martinsburg, WV

Shannon - It might clean your pipes out too :) Did you know that cola will remove oil stains from cement floors? Can't remember which does the trick best...Pepsi or Coke. I saw that on HGTV a few years back.

Aug 03, 2008 02:37 AM
Dawn Maloney
RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist - Hudson, OH
330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio

Maybe we won't rust if we drink Tang??

Aug 03, 2008 02:40 AM
Chad Baird
Re/Max Spirit - Dayton, OH

I've not had tang in 20 years.  I did not think they still made the stuff. 

Aug 03, 2008 03:18 AM
Debbie Small
Long & Foster Realtors - Martinsburg, WV

Dawn - LOL

Chad - I didn't think so either.

Aug 03, 2008 03:20 AM
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS

Thanks for the information regarding this. It is very good to find out new uses for things. It almost like play dough used to be a wallpaper remover.

Aug 03, 2008 03:28 AM
No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging
Hickory, NC

Hi Debbie, Yes, Tang really does work. We have cabin rentals near Pigeon Forge and we really need it for the "iron" water there.. God bless and thanks for coming by my pillow blog ;-) 

Aug 05, 2008 04:31 AM