Aluminum foil can be used for a lot of purposes. It’s not just great for making hats! 😉
Of course, there are lots of other versatile materials out there, but aluminum foil definitely is one of the best. It can not only be used in various creative homemade solutions but even finds use in a number of professional products as it reflects heat, light and works as a barrier and insulator. Aluminium foil is one of my favourites, and needless to say, I have a lot of great tips and tricks on how to use it! I am eager to share them and spread my love for this fantastic, inexpensive product! Get ready for 15 great ways to use aluminium foil to save you time, money and sometimes even a lot of hard work! 🙂
1. Soften Brown Sugar
Brown sugar tends to become rock-solid after a while. But that’s not a reason to throw it away. Simply wrap some aluminium foil around your brown sugar and put it into your oven. You will then have to bake the sugar for around five minutes (use really high temperatures) and voila, your brown sugar will be soft and once again ready to be used!
2. Piping Bag
Elevating cakes and cupcakes with a creative topping is a fantastic idea. And you don’t need to buy expensive piping bags from the supermarket for this either! Simply use a sheet of tin foil to form your very own piping bag. And the best thing is, you can make the size of the opening as big or small as you need it to be in order to create toppings just the way you want!
3. Shine Silverware
Aluminium foil is a great tool to bring back the shininess your silverware deserves. All you have to do is to place a sheet of tin foil at the bottom of a heat-resistant kitchen container. Then place your silverware on top and add two teaspoons of salt and baking soda. After that, you only need to pour a few cups of hot water into the container and make sure the silverware is totally submerged. Let everything soak for around five minutes, then rinse the silverware with some cold water and you are done. Shiny, sparkling silverware!
4. Clean Cast Iron
Form a little ball of tin foil and use it to scrub crusty cast iron pans. This is a very simple, yet effective trick.
5. Sharpen Scissors
This is one of my favourites! It’s really surprising how effective this trick is. If your scissors are in need of some sharpening, you can simply take a piece of tin foil, fold it in half a few times and use the scissors to make a few cuts through the foil. You will not believe how well this works! Your scissors will be noticeably sharper and in turn, save you a lot of time and effort.