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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Multiple uses of SALT

A dash of salt enhances the taste of tea.
A dash of salt improves the taste of coffee.
A dash of salt in warm milk makes a more relaxing beverage.
A pinch of salt improves the flavor of cocoa.
Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand in for a longer life.
Add a pinch of salt to whipping cream to make it whip more quickly.
Add raw potatoes to stews and soups that are too salty.
Adding a little salt to the water when cooking foods in a double boiler will make the food cook faster.
Before using new glasses, soak them in warm salty water for a while.
Boil clothes pins in salt water before using them and they will last longer.
Boil mismatched hose in salty water and they will come out matched.
Clean brass, copper and pewter with paste made of salt and vinegar, thickened with flour.
Clean greasy pans with a paper towel and salt.
Clean your greens in salt water for easier removal of dirt.
Clean your iron by rubbing some salt on the damp cloth on the ironing surface.
Cover wine-stained fabric with salt; rinse in cool water later.
Dry salt sprinkled on your toothbrush makes a good tooth polisher.
Eliminate excess suds with a sprinkle of salt.
Fabric colors hold fast in salty water wash.
Freshen sponges by soaking them in salt water.
       Fruits put in mildly salted water after peeling will not discolor.

Gelatin sets more quickly when a dash of salt is added.
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.
If you drop a whole egg on the floor, pour salt all over the egg, let it sit for awhile, then use dustpan, the egg will come right up, without all that mess.

Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it hot for a sore throat gargle.
Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added.
Mix salt with turpentine to whiten you bathtub and toilet bowl.
Polish your old kerosene lamp with salt for a brighter look. Remove odors from sink drainpipes with a strong, hot solution of salt water.

Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your carpet; let the salt soak up the stain.
Put a few grains of rice in your saltshaker for easier pouring.
Remove offensive odors from stove with salt and cinnamon.
Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water.
Rub any wicker furniture you may have with salt water to prevent yellowing.
Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.
Salt and lemon juice removes mildew.
Salt and soda will sweeten the odor of your refrigerator.
Salt improves the taste of cooking apples.
Salty water boils faster when cooking eggs.
Soak enamel pans in salt water overnight and boil salt water in them next day to remove burned-on stains.
Soaked discolored glass in a salt and vinegar solution to remove stains.
Soak fish in salt water before de scaling; the scales will come off easier.
Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing.
Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.
Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.
Soak your clothesline 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.
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.
Sprinkle salt between sidewalk bricks where you don't want grass growing.
Sprinkle salt in milk-scorched pans to remove odor.
Sprinkle salt in your oven before scrubbing clean.
Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.
To fill plaster holes in your walls, use equal parts of salt and starch, with just enough water to make stiff putty.
To remove grease stains in clothing, mix one part salt to four parts alcohol.
Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice to clean piano keys.
Use equal p arts of salt and soda for brushing your teeth.

Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn.

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