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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

60 Uses Of Salt

Although you may not realize it, simple table salt has a great number of uses other than simply seasoning your food. The following list will give you sixty uses of salt, many of which you probably didn't realize:

  • Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing.
  • Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.
  • Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.
  • Put a few grains of rice in your salt shaker for easier pouring.
  • Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting..
  • Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of salt water; fresh eggs sink; bad ones float.
  • Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs; a cracked egg will stay in its Shell this way.
  • A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up fluffier.
  • Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.
  • Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.
  • Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.
  • Use salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.
  • Mix salt with turpentine to whiten you bathtub and toilet bowl.
  • Soak your nuts in salt brine overnight and they will crack out of their shells whole. Just tap the end of the shell with a hammer to break it open easily.
  • Boil clothespins in salt water before using them and they will last longer.
  • Clean brass, copper and pewter with paste made of salt and vinegar, thickened with flour
  • Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand in for a longer life.
  • Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your carpet; let the salt soak up the stain.
  • Clean your iron by rubbing some salt on the damp cloth on the ironing surface.
  • Adding a little salt to the water when cooking foods in a double boiler will make the food cook faster.
  • Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice to clean piano keys.
  • To fill plaster holes in your walls, use equal parts of salt and starch, with just enough water to make a stiff putty.
  • Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water.
  • Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it hot for a sore throat gargle.
  • Dry salt sprinkled on your toothbrush makes a good tooth polisher.
  • Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn.
  • Eliminate excess suds with a sprinkle of salt.
  • A dash of salt in warm milk makes a more relaxing beverage.
  • Before using new glasses, soak them in warm salty water for awhile.
  • A dash of salt enhances the taste of tea. ?
  • Salt improves the taste of cooking apples.
  • Soak your clothes line in salt water to prevent your clothes from freezing to the line; likewise, use salt in your final rinse to prevent the clothes from freezing.
  • Rub any wicker furniture you may have with salt water to prevent yellowing.
  • Freshen sponges by soaking them in salt water.
  • Add raw potatoes to stews and soups that are too salty.
  • Soak enamel pans in salt water overnight and boil salt water in them next day to remove burned-on stains.
  • Clean your greens in salt water for easier removal of dirt.
  • Gelatin sets more quickly when a dash of salt is added.
  • Fruits put in mildly salted water after peeling will not discolor.
  • Fabric colors hold fast in salty water wash..
  • Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added.
  • Use equal parts of salt and soda for brushing your teeth.
  • Sprinkle salt in your oven before scrubbing clean.
  • Soaked discolored glass in a salt and vinegar solution to remove stains..
  • Clean greasy pans with a paper towel and salt.
  • Salty water boils faster when cooking eggs.
  • Add a pinch of salt to whipping cream to make it whip more quickly.
  • Sprinkle salt in milk-scorched pans to remove odor.
  • A dash of salt improves the taste of coffee..
  • Boil mismatched hose in salty water and they will come out matched.
  • Salt and soda will sweeten the odor of your refrigerator.
  • Cover wine-stained fabric with salt; rinse in cool water later.
  • Remove offensive odors from stove with salt and cinnamon.
  • A pinch of salt improves the flavor of cocoa.
  • To remove grease stains in clothing, mix one part salt to four parts alcohol.
  • Salt and lemon juice? Removes mildew.
  • Sprinkle salt between sidewalk bricks where you don't want grass growing.
  • Polish your old kerosene lamp with salt for a better look.
  • Remove odors from sink drainpipes with a strong, hot solution of salt water.


If a pie bubbles over in your oven, put a handful of salt on top of the spilled juice. The mess won't smell and will bake into a dry, light crust which will wipe off easily when the oven has cooled

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