The many uses of soda water (club soda)
Carbonated soda water, also known as club soda, has been around since the mid to late 1700’s! Joseph Priestly, an Englishman, invented this carbonated water when he discovered the method of taking water and carbon dioxide and infusing them. He did this by getting a bowl to suspend in the air above a vat of beer in a brewery in Leeds, England. This invention is now used in thousands of places around the world today. Soda pop is used with carbonated water, and the soda is also used as a mixer for many types of cocktails as well.
The uses for club soda are limitless and they are not just about drinking it. In fact, it is one of the most popular household cleaning products you can have around. The soda can help clean up stains on your fabric, clean your windshield better, and eliminate pet and human urine stains. Do you have an upset stomach? Drink a little carbonated water and it carries the similar effect as seltzer medicine in your pharmacy. Another great use for the carbonated soda is to help get rid of rust. The carbonation bubbles help eliminate the rust and can make getting those rusty bolts, screws or nails out much easier.
While club soda is not typically used for cooking, it can be a great way to improve your breakfast pancakes. Some cooks and moms suggest adding the carbonated soda in as a substitute to the liquid the recipe calls for. This ultimately makes the pancake or waffle much fluffier and full. Then you just lather it with butter and your favorite flavor of syrup and enjoy! Carbonated water has many uses that range from one extreme to another so make sure you always have a bottle on hand!