A magic solution to unclog a toilet in 15 seconds

21 October 2021

Plumbers have several tricks up their sleeves for unclogging toilets and a lot of equipment to help them (water jets, electric augers, plungers, plumber’s snakes, etc.). But did you know that there’s a recipe for unclogging toilets that works 9 times out of 10? It’s really easy, but you’ll need a penny.

Recipe for unclogging a toilet


  • 1 penny
  • 1/4 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 lemon or lime wedge


Spread the peanut butter and then the baking soda on the penny. Throw the penny and the citrus wedge into the toilet bowl. Now quickly close the toilet seat. There will then be an intense chemical reaction between the copper and nickel (both of which are contained in the penny), the citric acid in the citrus wedge and the phosphorus in the peanut butter. This chemical reaction will cause an effervescence that will push through the drain and help unclog the toilet. You may smell a slight burning odour or experience mild eye irritation. Wait 10 to 15 minutes before raising the toilet seat. Airing out the dwelling is recommended.