Great Extra Uses for Regular Aluminum Foil!

Great Extra Uses for Regular Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil is one of those things a kitchen just can’t do without, but it is mainly used for cooking and for wrapping food. Well I’m here to tell you that this household item has many more uses and can help you in a number of areas, for instance…

 
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1. Separate brown sugar lumps
 
Brown sugar is a great product, but hard to work with, as it tends to harden into lumps. If that happens, wrap a lump of brown sugar in metal foil, and put it in the oven on 150 (Celsius) for about 5 minutes. he sugar will soften and separate.
 
 
2. Protect the dough of the pie
 
Sometimes, when we bake a pie in the oven, the stuffing hasn’t finished cooking but the dough at the edges is getting burnt. Fold a piece of metal foil over the dough at the edges of the pie to prevent it from burning up.
 
 
3. Make cakes in various shapes easily.
 
To bake cakes in many special shapes, simply make the shape in a regular baking pan and use 2-3 layers of the foil to strengthen and fix the internal pattern. It will hold and bake in that shape.
 
 
4. Keep the oven clean 
 
The worst kind of dirt to clean in the oven is the fat that drops from meat and into the floor of the oven. Cover your oven’s floor with aluminum foil to protect it from hard to remove stains. Make sure to make it thick so it doesn’t melt and stick to the oven floor.
 
 
5. Protect your solid soap
 
Cover the bottom of the soap with aluminum foil so it doesn’t melt and become a lump.
 
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6. Keep birds away
 
Many birds get frightened by shiny objects. Hang pieces of aluminum foil off your fruit tree, and most birds will pass it, looking for an easier meal. You can also draw eyes on the foil to make it even more effective.
 
Note: This won’t work with crows, who love shiny things and may actually steal the foil.
 
 
7. Get rid of stains on your silverware
 
Use this scientific method to get rid of stains on your silverware. 
Lay some foil in a shallow pan and spill some hot water on it. Add a little salt and drinking soda to the water. Now put the silverware in the pan and make sure the they are touching each other and are all on the foil. After soaking it for a few hours, wash the silverware in cold water and dry with a cloth.
 
 
8. Easily scrub pots
 
It’s fun to use a pot, not such fun cleaning it after. Make a ball (not dense) from aluminum foil, and use it to scrub the pan. You can use this method for all kitchen tools that need a serious scrubbing.
 
 
9. Move furnitue with ease
 
Sometimes we need to move heavy furniture pieces and have a hard time sliding them on the rug. Use a piece of foil under the legs of the furniture piece to slide them easily along.
 
 
10. Sharpen your scissors
 
Return the sharpness to your old pair of scissors with this method: Fold a foil to 8 layers, and then cut it using the old scissors. The more you cut, the sharper they will become, as the foil will remove a layer off the old metal and make it sharp again. 
 
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11. Prevent static electricity on your clothes
 
If you hate the way your clothes come out of the dryer full of static electricity, add a ball of aluminum foil into the dryer next time, and it will prevent it from happening.
 
 
12. Quick ironing
 
Wrap the iron board with aluminum foil to shorten the process of ironing. The foil will return the heat from the iron to the clothes, so you’re actually ironing both sides at the same time.
 
 
13. Clean the iron
 
You can use the aluminum foil to clean the bottom of the iron from any dirt that clung to it. Spread out a piece of foil and sprinkle a little salt on it. Heat the iron and use it to ‘iron’ the foil. The combination of metal and salt will easily clean the bottom of the iron.
 
 
14. Protect table legs
 
Usually our table legs tend to be full of scratches and bruises. You can use foil to cover the lowest points of the table legs to keep them intact. 
 
 
15. Buff that chrome exterior
 
Sometimes even chrome gets little stains of rust on it. Use a little foil and very little water to scrub the chrome until the stains are gone.
 
 
16. Fix devices that work on batteries
 
One of the most common problems in battery operated devices is that the little spring in the battery compartment loses its elasticity and becomes flat, which prevents the battery from connecting to it well enough to operate the device. Fold an aluminum foil a few times and stick it between the battery and the spring to conduct the electricity and easily fix the probelm.
 
17. Use your radiator more efficiently
 
When you have a radiator that is places against a wall, half of its heat is wasted on the wall. Instead, take a thin plank of wood, wrap it in foil and place it behind the radiator, thus bringing all the heat coming back in your direction.

 

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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on February 21, 2015, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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