Most of us have a roll or two of aluminum foil in our kitchen drawers. Chances are, you use it to keep food warm or when you can’t find the lid for a Tupperware.
According to the European Aluminum Foil Association, the handy kitchen tool was first patented in 1910. Funnily enough, the foil association notes, its original purpose was to wrap Toblerone chocolate bars.
Now, in 2018, it turns out that it can be amazing for plenty of other aluminum foil hacks, too.
For instance, did you know that all you need to remove tarnish from silverware is the help of some aluminum foil, baking soda, and salt?
Strategic aluminum foil placement is also all you need to keep produce like bananas and celery fresher for longer. You can even fashion a sheet of foil into a funnel when you’re in a pinch.
Aluminum foil is great for projects outside the kitchen, too. It’s the perfect tool to sharpen scissors and can help cut your ironing time in half thanks to its heat-retaining properties.
A little piece of foil can even save the day when you don’t have the right sized batteries for something like a flashlight.
In other words, aluminum foil might just be one of the most underrated kitchen supplies out there.
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