Cool New Ways To Make Your Life Easier Using Aluminium Foils

November 21, 2019 DIY priyanka Shah

When it comes to aluminium foils, the only few uses that we know of revolves around baking and packing lunches. However, to be honest, there are innumerable uses of aluminium foils. In fact, it won’t be wrong to term the foils as one of the most versatile things out there that makes our life much easier and hassle-free. Wondering what new uses could be carved out of the plain Jane aluminium foils? Read on the article to know more –

1. Shine your old silverware

Silver loses its shine if not worn or used daily. So, if you have any such lack-lustre silver at home, you can use aluminium foil to get its lose shine back. Place a foil at the bottom of a baking dish and lay your silver items on that foil. Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of baking soda and salt each over them, and soak in several cups of hot water. The water should submerge the silverware. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes before you rinse and wash the silver.

Aluminium Foils

2. Clean cast-iron pots

Cast iron pots and kitchenware have been scientifically proven to be the best to cook on. However, they attract grim much easier than non-stick appliances and cleaning the same often turns out to be a daunting task. At least you thought so, for these aluminium foils can help you clean your cast iron kitchenware in a jiffy. All you need to do is make a ball out of a foil, put some dishwasher into the pot/pan, and scrub!

Clean cast-iron pots

3. Make a funnel out of your foils

We often need funnels to refill the narrow-necked sustainable bottles with liquids, such as oil, that often come in pouches or plastic bottles. If you don’t have one at home, fret not! You can simply form a cone-shape with your foil, and fold its edges to keep the same in shape. Use it to your heart’s content. We promise it won’t leak if you have folded it properly.

Make a funnel out of your foils

4. Amplify sunlight using aluminium foils

Often you might find yourself in need of natural light – say, while helping seeds germinate indoors. In these scenarios, you can amplify the natural light using the foils. All you have to do is line a shoebox with a tin foil and place the seedling into the box. You will be surprised to see how quickly they germinate and grow thanks to the direct sunlight and warmth.

Amplify sunlight using aluminium foils

5. Freeze or marinade your food

If you wish to freeze some food item properly without letting it go icy or too loose, the ideal way to freeze it is by using an aluminium sheet. The heavy-duty aluminium sheets do not let the passage of air, thus freezing the item properly. It also shields the flavour of the food from mingling with other fragrances, thus keeping them fresh and flavorful for long. This is essentially why you might have seen numerous chefs and food bloggers wrap long-term marinades in aluminium foils. Try it out yourself and let us know how it turned out!

marinade your food