Not just adding taste to dishes: Do you know about these unbelievable salt hacks

First Published Dec 10, 2020, 3:37 PM IST

Salt is not only an ingredient which should only be in the kitchen cabinet. It has some incredibly versatile uses that are non-culinary.

<p>Got Smelly Shoes? Sprinkle some salt into your shoes to get rid of the smelly odour that is trapped in your footwear.</p>

Got Smelly Shoes? Sprinkle some salt into your shoes to get rid of the smelly odour that is trapped in your footwear.

<p><strong>Out damned spot:</strong> Cut yourself, and stained your clothes? A quick way to get rid of this stain, is to soak your bloodstained clothes in cold saltwater. Post which, rinse the cold saltwater with soapy warm water.</p>

Out damned spot: Cut yourself, and stained your clothes? A quick way to get rid of this stain, is to soak your bloodstained clothes in cold saltwater. Post which, rinse the cold saltwater with soapy warm water.

<p>Who’s bitter about the brew? Sometimes you can make your coffee really bitter, and to make it less bitter, you can add a pinch of salt to impart and improve some flavour to it.</p>

Who’s bitter about the brew? Sometimes you can make your coffee really bitter, and to make it less bitter, you can add a pinch of salt to impart and improve some flavour to it.

<p><strong>This is an eggzelent idea: </strong>Peeling hard boiled eggs can be less of a chore, if you add a teaspoon of salt into the water prior to boiling. This makes it remove the peels easily.<br />
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This is an eggzelent idea: Peeling hard boiled eggs can be less of a chore, if you add a teaspoon of salt into the water prior to boiling. This makes it remove the peels easily.
 

<p><strong>Fire, fire, everywhere:</strong> Salt not water is the best way to quell a grease fire.</p>

Fire, fire, everywhere: Salt not water is the best way to quell a grease fire.

<p><strong>Broomtastic: </strong>Increase the shelf life of your new broom by soaking its straw bristles in a bucket of hot salty water. Leave it in for 20 minutes.</p>

Broomtastic: Increase the shelf life of your new broom by soaking its straw bristles in a bucket of hot salty water. Leave it in for 20 minutes.

<p><strong>Itchy and Scratchy: </strong>Place a cloth soaked in hot salt water on your irritated skin. It will give you instant relief.</p>

Itchy and Scratchy: Place a cloth soaked in hot salt water on your irritated skin. It will give you instant relief.

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