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11 New Uses for Salt

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« on: September 28, 2008, 03:37:46 pm »

11 New Uses for Salt:

Think twice before you toss that spilled salt over your shoulder — the flavor enhancer is incredibly useful. Salt has an affinity to water and can draw moisture out of many foods. Grains of table salt are also very hard, which is why they act as a handy abrasive.

Use Salt to:
1. Make eggs or cream whip up faster and higher. Add a pinch of salt before beating.
2. De-ice sidewalks. In a pinch, it can be used as a substitute for rock salt.
3. Keep chicken or turkey moist. Rub salt in the cavity of the bird before cooking.
4. Prevent sautιs made with eggplant or zucchini from getting watery. Sprinkle salt on these vegetables before cooking. 5. Eliminate sticky residue from an iron. Run the hot iron (no steam) over plain paper sprinkled with salt.
6. Clean drains. Pour a hot, strong solution (1/2 cup salt for every quart of water) down the drain.
7. Remove dirt from leafy vegetables, such as spinach. Wash the vegetables in a bath of salt water.
8. Prevent frost from accumulating inside car windows. Rub the glass with a solution of 2 teaspoons of salt in 1 gallon of hot water. Wipe dry.
9. Remove sangria and red-wine stains from your washables. Stretch the fabric over a bowl, cover the stain with salt, and carefully pour boiling water over it.
10. Keep shells from cracking when boiling eggs. Add a few pinches of salt to the water.
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11. Chill a bottle of bubbly — fast. Place ice around its base in an ice bucket; sprinkle with a few tablespoons of salt. Layer salt and ice until they reach the neck. Fill with water. Wait 10 minutes; serve.
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 01:52:05 pm »

I need more sodium in my life!

not to mention working in the salt mines
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 11:21:33 pm »

Starting to use sea salt a little bit.  It sure is different............
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 10:54:43 pm »

Now if only I could remember all the household hints!

As for sea salt, I've never used it. How is it different?
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 12:34:15 pm »

And Some more.....

Just Add a Pinch of Salt: Recipes for a Cleaner Home

We all know salt is delicious, and was one of our earliest preservatives, but did you know it can help you around the house, too? Here are just a few tips on cleaning with salt:

• Pour a bit of salt, followed by a few cups of boiling water down your kitchen drain once a week to prevent clogs or unpleasant smells.

• Greasy pan? Scour it with some salt and a paper towel before washing.

• Salt can remove grease from clothing, too. Just pour some salt on a fresh grease spot on to soak up some of the grease. Then gently scrub some more salt into the fabric and rinse before washing.

• Salt is a great way to remove coffee stains from pots and mugs.

• A paste of vinegar and salt can add shine to old copper pans and molds.

• Salt makes a great rust remover for getting bicycles moving again in the spring, or refreshing worn household objects. Make a paste using three parts salt to one part lemon juice.

• When your child is sick, salt can help clean up messy accidents. Sprinkle salt over the “throw up” and let it sit for five minutes to help absorb the wetness and the odor.

• Salt will also remove fishy smells from counters, cutting boards and refrigerator shelves.

• Soaking new pantyhose in saltwater can help prevent runs.

• Pour salt over a grease fire to smother it quickly.
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