10 Unusual Salt Uses
We highlighted in a previous article salt is said to have more than 14,000 uses in total, different from what we are used to in the kitchen where we mainly see a cooking ingredient in it. But salt shows its real potential not only in the kitchen, but also in many other countless situations we will partially touch upon today. So here are 10 unusual salt uses in this article below.
Did you happen to know that by adding a pinch of salt, cream will whip better and egg whites will beat faster and higher. At the same time, if you want to keep milk fresh, adding a pinch of salt to it will serve this very purpose. Trust those who have tried that already.
We all know the real taste of a chicken grown with organic food. So, before cooking it, to remove pinfeathers easily from a chicken, rub the chicken skin with salt first.
Brass or copper items lose their luster in time, but there’s no need to buy expensive cleaning products to bring back that. To shine your candlesticks or remove green tarnish from copper pots, make a paste by mixing equal parts salt, flour, and vinegar. Use a soft cloth to rub this over the item, then rinse with warm, soapy water and buff back to its original shine.
If you spilled red wine on a carpet, find part of the solution in the bar, too. First, while the red wine is still wet, pour some white wine on it to dilute the color. Then clean the spot with a sponge and cold water. Sprinkle the area with salt and wait about 10 minutes. Now vacuum up the whole mess.
We all hate greasy pans. But keep in mind that the greasiest iron pan will wash easily if you use a little salt in it and wipe with paper. Apply the same recipe for cleaning stained cups – rubbing with salt will remove stubborn tea or coffee stains from cups. If you also have some silverware, rub tarnish with salt before washing. Salt can take the “burned food” odor away from ovens and stove burners. Sprinkle spills while oven and burners are still hot; when dry, remove the salted spots with a stiff brush or cloth.
Cleaning sink drains is another operation in which salt shows its true potential. Pour a strong salt brine down the kitchen sink drain regularly to eliminate odors and keep grease from building up.
Sources: Seasalt.com, Rd.com