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Make sure you catch drips of ice cream cones
The benefits of aluminum foil go far beyond keeping your favorite cookie sheets tidy. You can stop kids from causing a mess on their clothes by covering the bottom of an ice cream cone with aluminum foil prior to giving the cone to them.
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Sharpen your scissors
What do you do with the clean foil pieces you’ve got lying around? Utilize them to sharpen your dull cutting tools! Smooth them out if you need to before folding the strips into layers before cutting. Seven or eight passes will suffice. Pretty simple, huh?
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Speed your ironing
When you iron clothing the majority of the heat from the iron is trapped by the ironing board itself, requiring you to go through several times using the iron to eliminate wrinkles. To speed up the process you can place a piece of aluminum foil on top of the ironing board cover. The foil is designed to reflect the heat into the fabric and smooth wrinkles faster.
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Include a bit of bite in your mulch
Aluminum foil hacks can be applied to the great outdoors also! To keep insects from eating from your cucumbers, and other vegetables make a mixture of aluminum foil together with some garden soil. For added benefit foils reflect light back onto the plants.
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Make a cooking pan more efficient
If you’re not keen on taking a pan to the kitchen to your next camping adventure, you can make your own by placing an unforked stick between two layers of aluminum foil that is heavy-duty. The ends of foil around the forked branches with a little slack left within the forks. Turn the stick upside down and then depress the middle to keep food in place for cooking.
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Keep paint off your doorknobs
When you’re painting doors aluminum foil is ideal for wrapping doorknobs so that you can protect them from paint. The foil should be layered on the door when wrapping the knob. Run an instrument knife along the knob’s base to cut the foil. This way, you’ll be able to paint up at the top of the knob. As well as wrapping knobs around the doors you’ll paint make sure to wrap the knobs in the direction of where you’ll clean your brushes and hands.
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Bake the perfect pie crust
A few of these aluminum foil tips will assist you cook more effectively. Make sure that those edges on your home-cooked pie from burning by protecting them with aluminum foil strips. The foil keeps the edges from becoming too hot while the remainder of your pie is perfectly brown.
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Make cake pans with special shapes
Create a Teddy Bear birthday cake or make a Valentine’s Day heart cake, an ornamental Christmas tree cake or whatever shape cake you’re celebrating. Make a double-layer of aluminum foil that is heavy-duty and shaped into the desired shape within the pan of a cake that is large.
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Soften the brown sugar
To bring your brown sugar to its previous powdery splendor, cut off a portion and wrap it in aluminum foil and place it into the oven to bake at 300 degrees F (150deg C) for 5 minutes.
Decorate a cake
No pastry bag handy? It’s no problem. Make a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil into an i-tube, then fill it with frosting that flows freely. Plus, there’s no pastry bag to wash–just take the foil off when you’re finished.