There are known more than 14 thousand ways of salt use

  • There are known more than 14 thousand ways of salt use, and some of them are still applied.

    • Eggs cooked in salted water won't leak out and will be easily shelled even if they crack.
    • Check if eggs are fresh by dropping them into a cup with salted water. A fresh egg will sink, a shady one will float.
    • Pilled apples, pears and potatoes will save their colour if dropped into cool salted water.
    • Tea and coffee film can be easily removed from cups with wet sponge with salt.
    • Glass-ware gets brighter and more transparent, when washed with warm salted water and then rinsed with clean cool water.
    • Salted water is good for washing tarnished mirrors.
    • Burnt bottoms of pots and frying pans are easily cleaned with salt. Just put a thick layer of salt on a bottom, add some water, let it stay for a night and then boil.
    • Salt and water will clean a refrigerator and remove odour from it.
    • A pinch of salt added to coffee improves its taste and removes excessive bitter taste.
    • Sweaty spots on clothes are removed with a dietary salt solution (1 tablespoon per glass of water).
    • Salt added to a hot-water bag will let it stay warm for a longer period of time.
    • Salt put under baking cups prevents cookies from being burnt.
    • Fish smelling with ooze should be washed with a cool salt solution.
    • Vegetables should be put into salted water in order to remove insect from them.
    • Fat splatters less, if one puts some salt in a frying pan.
    • A salt solution prevents wood from rotting.
    • Even deep rust and ink-spots on clothes can be removed with salt dissolved in lemon juice. Then clothes should be kept in the sun. First spots will get pale. They will be completely removed after repeated application of this method.
    • Mud is removed from straw and reed goods with dry salt.
    • Sliced onions keep fresh when put on a plate with salt.
    • Add some salt to burnt milk and then chill it. Milk taste will improve. Salt will protect milk from souring.
    • A slice of a pilled potato and some salt keep bread from fast staling.
    • Salt protects tomato paste from moulding.
    • A carpet can be cleaned by strewing salt over it and further vacuum-cleaning.
    • Whites with some fine salt are easy to be fluffed.
    • If one wants to organize a rendezvous with candles, so he/she should dip them into salted water. That will make candles burn longer and will prevent them from melting.
    • Engrained tea spots on a cup will be easily removed with salted water. Salt baked on a new cast-iron frying pan prevents from further sticking.
    • Unbaked eggs can be kept in dry salt for a long period of time.
    • A knife blade washed with salted water is easy to sharpen.
    • Salt dissolved with ammonia spirit is a perfect spot-remover for gentle silk clothes. Salt dissolved with vinegar is a good agent for cleaning brass and copper. This solution is also good for cleaning flagons and bottles.
    • Ice can be removed from window with a salt solution.
    • Add a teaspoon of salt to sunflower oil to make it pure. Pour it into another bottle in three days.
    • A butter dish covered with a napkin washed in salted water prevents butter from melting.