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45 Things To Do With Salt

Salt is fantastic for seasoning food, but there are actually a number of other uses for salt. In fact, the folks over at Canadian Living have come up with 45 things to do with salt. Some of my favorites include:

  • If wine is spilled on a tablecloth or rug, blot up as much as possible and immediately cover with a generous amount of salt, then leave until dried. Vacuum up salt and rinse with cold water. The stain will (cross your fingers) be gone.
  • Wash dirty green vegetables such as spinach in a sink of mildly salted water to make them easier to clean.

For a few more great tips,

  • Pour salt into a vase to hold dried or artificial flowers in place.
  • Keep sliced potatoes, apples or pears from browning by placing them in a bowl of mildly salted cold water.
  • A greasy pan will wash easier if you rub a little salt on it first. Wipe with a paper towel and then wash pan in hot soapy water.
  • When adding flour to a recipe for thickening, stir flour with a pinch of salt to prevent lumps.

If these tips have you intrigued, be sure to check out author Sarah Kramer's entire salt list.

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brookesummer brookesummer 8 years
Here's another one I learned from a PartyLite consultant... For the plastic or silk flowers that you have in things, like decorations, or around candle bases or whatever - put them in a Ziploc bag with salt and shake them to clean them.Personally I don't have any... I'm flower and plant challenged, but the thought of fake ones doesn't appeal to me either. ;) But I've seen it done and it does work!
brookesummer brookesummer 8 years
Here's another one I learned from a PartyLite consultant... For the plastic or silk flowers that you have in things, like decorations, or around candle bases or whatever - put them in a Ziploc bag with salt and shake them to clean them. Personally I don't have any... I'm flower and plant challenged, but the thought of fake ones doesn't appeal to me either. ;) But I've seen it done and it does work!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Some good tips here! I like teh one about cleaning pans.
auddie auddie 8 years
If you have food burnt onto your pan, coat the bottom with salt (just sprinkle heavily) and add a shallow layer of water, then simmer on the stove. It will pull up the burnt layer.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
reallllllly??
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
reallllllly??
Sasha520 Sasha520 8 years
I love salt. I salt my pasta!
Sasha520 Sasha520 8 years
I love salt. I salt my pasta!
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 8 years
ooooo AND ANOTHER THING U CAN DO WIT SALT IS...KILL SNAILS! :P just pour some on the snail..and yea they die. :P i just remebered this, cuz my cuzin when we wer younger always killed snail by putin some salt on them. :Pi kno, i kno, evil...:P but its funny. :P lol. :D
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 8 years
ooooo AND ANOTHER THING U CAN DO WIT SALT IS...KILL SNAILS! :P just pour some on the snail..and yea they die. :P i just remebered this, cuz my cuzin when we wer younger always killed snail by putin some salt on them. :P i kno, i kno, evil...:P but its funny. :P lol. :D
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 8 years
o wow...this is cool. :D my fav wer 1. Wash dirty green vegetables such as spinach in a sink of mildly salted water to make them easier to clean. and 2. A greasy pan will wash easier if you rub a little salt on it first. Wipe with a paper towel and then wash pan in hot soapy water. <-- im def. gonna do thiss, next time im washin the dishes! :D w000t! lol.3.If wine is spilled on a tablecloth or rug, blot up as much as possible and immediately cover with a generous amount of salt, then leave until dried. Vacuum up salt and rinse with cold water. The stain will (cross your fingers) be gone.:D
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 8 years
o wow...this is cool. :D my fav wer 1. Wash dirty green vegetables such as spinach in a sink of mildly salted water to make them easier to clean. and 2. A greasy pan will wash easier if you rub a little salt on it first. Wipe with a paper towel and then wash pan in hot soapy water. <-- im def. gonna do thiss, next time im washin the dishes! :D w000t! lol. 3.If wine is spilled on a tablecloth or rug, blot up as much as possible and immediately cover with a generous amount of salt, then leave until dried. Vacuum up salt and rinse with cold water. The stain will (cross your fingers) be gone. :D
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i love the one about cleaning up with salt for greasy pans! i need to try that one
emma- emma- 8 years
Keep sliced potatoes, apples or pears from browning by placing them in salted cold water? Sounds great for potatoes, but wouldn't the salt water ruin the apples' or pears' taste.
laurafox laurafox 8 years
Ooh, great ideas!
laurafox laurafox 8 years
Ooh, great ideas!
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 8 years
salt is good for many things.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 8 years
salt is good for many things.
Muffins Muffins 8 years
Wow, cool. A mountain of salt. xD
EMMAHORTON EMMAHORTON 8 years
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