15 Briliant Uses for Aluminum Foil that will come in so handy

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If you keep aluminium foil in your kitchen, you may be surprised to know that there are many simple life hacks and diy ideas you can use them for. Aluminium foil is great for cooking and for packaging things up to store away, but it's also great for a bunch of other things around the kitchen and home too. Jillee from One Good Thing By Jillee has come up with 15 of the amazing simple life hacks you can use aluminium foil for. Usually called aluminium foil or tin foil, this product started to be used commercially in the late 1800s and into the early 1900s. The name tin foil was what it was called back then, and it was less flexible than aluminium foil, and it would actually leave a metallic taste on food. In 1910 tin was replaced by aluminium and was made by Dr Lauber, Neher & Cie company in Emmishofen, Switzerland. Then, by 1911 Toblerone bars were wrapped in aluminium foil and by 1912 it was used to package soup stock cubes. In North America, Life Savers candies were the first candies to be wrapped in aluminium foil in 1913. The foil would protect the chocolates and candies and keep them fresh until they were consumed.

Now we use aluminium foil in our own homes to wrap up leftovers and to cook and grill different foods. It turns out that you can also use it to keep your food fresh in a different way. Did you know that you can use aluminium foil to keep your brown sugar soft? Just wrap up the hardened lump of brown sugar in a sheet of tin foil and then put it in your oven turned to 300 degrees for 5 minutes. This will soften up your brown sugar, so it's ready to use in any recipe you need it for. One of the other simple life hacks you can use tin foil for is to shine up your silverware. Instead of using chemical products, just place your silverware on a sheet of foil in a baking dish and then pour some salt and baking soda over the pieces. Next, pour in some hot to cover the silverware and allow to soak for 5 minutes to bring it to a shine. You can also even use leftover aluminium foil to clean your cast iron pans. Just scrunch up a piece of the foil into a ball and use it to scrub any stuck on gunk from your pans.

One of the other diy ideas from Jillee's list is to use tin foil to sharpen your scissors. Simply rip off a larger piece of tin foil and then fold it accordion style, so you have a few layers of foil. Then cut through the foil a few times to sharpen your scissors. To test the sharpness of your scissors hold out a piece of thread and then cut the thread with your scissors if the scissors easily cut the thread they are sharp enough, but if they don't, you can sharpen them again. While you can clean with aluminium foil, you can also let it help you prevent making messes too. Just place some foil underneath your baking sheet as you're baking or cooking, and if anything boils over and drips down, the foil will catch the spills which will help you keep your oven clean. This is also something you'll want to take with you when you go camping. Use it to cook your food right in the campfire by wrapping the food in the foil and throwing it right into the fire. Try out some of these simple life hacks and diy ideas involving aluminium foil and see how they work for you.***

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