7 USES OF SALT THAT YOU NEVER KNEW OF

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Salt has more uses than a lot of us know about. More often than not we only use salt for just cooking. Here are a few other ways that you can use salt that you never knew of.

Grease stains

pesky grease stain

Salt is very effective against grease stains. Sprinkle the stain with a generous quantity of salt, and let it work its magic for 24 hours. Scrub with soap before putting it through the washing machine on the usual cycle.

 

Sponge renewal

Sponge renewal

Soak your sponges in a bowl of salt and hot water, and they’ll be like new!

 

Fire extinguisher

Fire extinguisher

To put out the smoke from your grill or a skillet that’s lit on fire, dump salt onto the flames. This will put out the fire immediately.

 

Dishwashing

Dishwashing

If you left a pot or pan on a heated stovetop burner by accident, don’t freak out. Salt will help you clean burnt surfaces. Cover the bottom of your pot or pan with coarse salt and let rest for several hours. Wash and watch the burnt bits scrape away with ease.

 

Deep cleaning
Deep cleaning

To eliminate calcium deposits, prepare a mixture of lemon juice and fine-grained salt. Then use it to scrub off stains before rinsing thoroughly.

 

Iron cleaning

Iron cleaning

If your clothing iron is looking a bit tarnished lately, get the fine-grained salt out stat! Place a layer of the salt onto greaseproof paper, plug-in your iron and gently press it over the salt, ironing like you would a shirt. The dirty bits should be removed when you’re done.

 

Un-clogging

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To unclog your sinks or treat your pipes, salt is a perfect solution. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of fine-grained salt into your clogged sink, let its action occur, then rinse thoroughly with hot water.