Brilliant and Surprising Uses for Salt

In the kitchen, you use salt in just about everything. But what most people don't realize is that salt can be used for a lot more than cooking. Here are a few unexpected ways you can use salt and save a few bucks at the same time.

Hard-boiled eggs can be a tasty treat, but there's nothing more frustrating than having them fall apart when you try to peel them. Salt can help with that: If you add a teaspoon into the water before you heat things up, once they're done, those shells will slide right off.

Now let's tackle grease and burnt-on food, which can be a real pain to clean. Again, here's where salt steps in to save the day. Sprinkle a thin layer on the inside of your pan, then add some water and let it sit for about ten minutes. Then grab a sponge, and that grease and grime should wipe right off.

And finally, there's the dreaded fridge cleaning. But don't worry, you can ditch the chemicals for this one. Put 1/2 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of vinegar into a spray bottle, fill the rest with water, and shake! Using this solution will keep your fridge just as clean, and it won't scratch your glass either.

So while too much salt may be bad for your health, it doesn't mean it can't help you in other ways. Start sprinkling, and you'll be surprised at how much time and money you can save.


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