Salt is a common mineral which can be found all over the Earth, including in practically every kitchen and household in the world. It’s not only vital for our bodily health, it’s also a food staple that has been used to flavor and preserve foods for thousands of years!
Besides that, there are tons of different uses for salt which extend far beyond simply seasoning tasty dishes.
These are truly helpful so be sure to check it out because somewhere down the line at least one of them is guaranteed to come in handy! Without further ado, here is a breakdown of everything you need to know.
If you ever find that your clothing iron has something sticky or gross and gooey melted onto the bottom of it, try this simple trick to clean it off completely. Set the iron to hot and while it heats up grab a sheet of wax paper and sprinkle on a layer of plain old table salt.
Rub the iron back and forth across the salted wax paper and soon the salt will pick up the residue and cause it to clump, leaving behind a clean iron. Next up is some clever hacks for the kitchen. Eggs can be a real pain to clean up.
If you ever accidentally drop one simply pour salt over the runny mess and wait 10-15 minutes before cleaning it up. The salt will turn the liquid part to gel and when you wipe it up it’ll stay together and won’t drip or run all over, saving you lots of paper towels in the process.
Another cooking oriented salt hack involves dangerous grease fires which cannot, and should not ever, be put out with water. Pouring water on a grease fire simply spreads it and makes it worse. Instead, you want to smother the fire and one of the best ways to put it out is by pouring salt directly onto the flames, thereby cutting off what’s fueling the fire, oxygen, and extinguishing it immediately.
If you have pots and pans that are all dirty with caked, burnt on crud, salt can help clean them up. Coat the bottom of the pan with a layer of salt, add a little water, wait 10 minutes, then wipe away the mess and rinse it off. In similar fashion, salt can also clean grease and burnt crud off of a dirty sponge.
Place 2 cups of water in a small container, dissolve in ¼ cup of salt, submerge the dirty sponge and allow it to soak overnight. The next day all you have to do is remove the sponge, it should be clean and back to being usable.
This next one is my personal favorite salt hack, which I have successfully used on many occasions. It makes cleaning one of the hardest areas of the bathroom to get spotless, aka the stains on tubs and sinks, a breeze.
The method for cleaning them is a little harsh but extremely effective and you’ll need a pair of rubber safety gloves and proper ventilation, so open a window and be cautious handling the solution. Mix together equal parts turpentine and salt, about one cup of each will do, then apply the solution and undissolved salt to a sponge and use it to scrub the stains.
After about a minute you should begin to notice the spots disappearing and when you’re done the bathroom will be shiny and clean. While you’re cleaning the tub, if you have a clogged drain, salt can also help you clear it up.
First, remove as much of the blockage and hair as you can before combining ¼ cup of baking soda with a ¼ cup of salt. Mix it up and pour it down the drain, then pour about a ½ cup of white vinegar down right after, and watch as it fizzles up like a soda pop.
Let this sit for at least 15 minutes while it works its magic and eats away at the clog. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a steady boil and them pour it directly down the drain to clear out any remaining clog.
Hopefully these inventive salt uses will come in handy and make your life easier. Try them out and see how helpful and inexpensive they really are!
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