I Was Confused When He Poured A Full Glass Of Salt Down The Drain. But The Reason Is BRILLIANT!

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Salt is a common mineral which can be found all over the Earth. It can also be found in practically every kitchen and household in the world and it’s a mainstay we use to flavor and preserve foods. However, there are lots of different uses for salt that extend far beyond seasoning dishes.

This video covers some of the most helpful salt hacks out there, be sure to check it out because somewhere down the line these will likely come in handy! If you ever find that your iron has something sticky, gooey, and gross melted onto the bottom of it, try this simple trick to clean it off.

Set the iron to hot, grab a sheet of wax paper and sprinkle a layer of salt on top, then rub the iron back and forth across it. The salt picks up the residue and causes it to clump, leaving behind a clean iron. Eggs can be a real pain to clean up and if you ever drop one accidentally simply pour salt over the runny mess and wait 10-15 before cleaning it up.

The salt turns the liquid parts to gel so that when you wipe it up it stays together and doesn’t drip or run all over the place, saving you a lot of paper towels in the process! Another cooking salt hack involves dangerous grease fires which cannot, and should not ever, be put out with water.

Pouring water on a grease fire simply makes it worse and you want to smother the fire, not spread it. One of the best ways to put it out is by pouring salt directly onto the flames, thereby cutting off what’s fueling the fire, oxygen, and extinguishing it immediately.

If you have pots and pans that are all dirty with caked on, burnt crud, salt can help clean them up. Coat the bottom of the pan with a layer of salt, add a little water, wait 10 minutes, then wipe away the mess and rinse it off. In similar fashion, salt can also clean grease and burnt crud off of a dirty sponge.

Place 2 cups of water in a small container, dissolve in ¼ cup of salt, submerge the dirty sponge and allow it to soak overnight. The next day all you have to do is remove the sponge, it should be clean and back to being usable.

One of the hardest areas of the bathroom to clean is the stains on tubs and sinks. This method for cleaning them is a little harsh, but extremely effective. You’ll need a pair of rubber safety gloves and proper ventilation, so open a window and be cautious handling the solution.

Mix together equal parts turpentine and salt, about a cup of each is recommended, then apply the solution and undissolved salt to a sponge and use it to scrub the stains. After about a minute you should begin to notice the spots disappearing and when you’re done the bathroom will be shiny and clean.

While you’re cleaning the tun, if you have a clogged drain, salt can help you clear it up. First, remove as much of the blockage and hair as you can before combining ¼ cup of baking soda with a ¼ cup of salt. Mix it up and pour it down the drain, then pour about a ½ cup of white vinegar down right after, and watch as it fizzles up.

Let this sit for at least 15 minutes while it works to eat away at the clog. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil and when times up pour it directly down the drain to clear out any remaining clog.

Hope these salt hacks are helpful and of some use to you! Let us know if they worked for you!

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