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10 Genius Uses for Aluminium Foil

Turn this kitchen staple into a secret weapon
Aluminum foil

You already know that aluminium foil is handy for wrapping up leftovers, but it’s actually super-useful all over the house. Here’s how:

1. SHARPEN YOUR SCISSORS

Fold a piece into quarters to create four layers. Then, cut through it several times to hone dull blades.

2. GUARD AGAINST PAINT DRIPS

No roll of blue tape? Wrap door handles, knobs and drawer pulls in foil to protect them from splashes and spots.

3. GET RID OF RUST

To help remove stubborn patches of oxidation from chrome car fenders and household fixtures, rub the surfaces with crumpled foil.

4. SPEND LESS TIME IRONING

Place a long strip of aluminium foil underneath your ironing board cover. Because the metal absorbs heat, it presses wrinkles out of cotton and wool fabrics more quickly.

5. MAKE A FUNNEL

Form a sheet into a cone with a small hole in the bottom and use it to guide liquids into narrow bottle and jar openings.

6. TIE THINGS UP

Need to tie the legs on your roaster or veggies you don’t want to fall apart in the oven? A thin strip of foil is the perfect solution.

7. PROTECT KNOBS FROM GRIMY FINGERS

Kids getting messy with paints or dough? Wrap foil over sink handles and doorknobs to avoid fingerprints.

8. PREVENT YUCKY SOUP SKIN

Cut a piece of foil the size of the container and rest it directly on the surface of the soup or stew. Cover and store.

9. GUARD YOUR CRUST

Don’t burn your famous pumpkin pie — cover the edges with a ring cut out of aluminium foil to keep it from getting too brown.

10. SCRUB BURNT POTS

A ball of foil can get your dishes and cookware even cleaner — try it on glass casserole dishes or skillets.

From: Woman’s Day

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