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65 Uses for Ordinary Table Salt

I had heard that you could remove the odor of garlic from a cutting board by rubbing it with coarse salt. So I tried it and it worked. Of course that meant there had to be other applications as well, but not every household uses coarse salt for cooking so I decided to see what one could do with everyday table salt.

After noodling around a bit I found this link that offers a lot of alternatives for this inexpensive staple. One that I really liked, since it's winter, is keeping your windows and windshields frost free by wiping them with a sponge that's been dipped in salt water.

Actually, for the car, they suggest keeping a small cloth bag of salt in the car and when the windshield is wet, rub it down with the bag, and the next time you go out to the car, the windshield will be frost free. Now, why didn't I think of that? After all, we put salt on the sidewalk to melt the ice. Although, I would imagine if it gets really cold, below zero cold, it might not be as effective, but for normal winter days, this should work great.

Another suggestion I liked was to keep oven spills from hardening, like when the cherry pie bubbles over, just cover it with salt while it's still liquid. Then when the oven cools, you can easily wipe up the spill. This works on the stove top as well.

You can also use it to remove lipstick smudges from glassware, not that I've ever had a problem with that.

Andrea O.
WOW! I loved reading about all these economical ways to clean.
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