Keeping Salt from Clumping in the Shaker

You can easily keep the salt from clumping in the shaker. This is a guide about keeping salt from clumping in the shaker.

Ad
salt shaker
Filter: All Articles Sort: Relevance

July 22, 2011 Flag

A jar of salt in a Smuckers jelly jar.When I first moved to Houston in the early 80s, I learned about Houston's legendary humidity. I also learned that what it said on the Morton's salt box about "When it rains it pours" wasn't true. Raining or not, salt doesn't pour easily in Houston.

Ad

I took an empty Smucker's grape jelly jar and poured it full of salt, then cut off the portion of the label which read "iodized salt" and scotch taped it in place. The purple gingham checked lid makes it look nice and my salt never gets clumpy and hard. All this happened in 1982 and my salt jar is still sitting on my counter. At the time I did this, Smucker's only put the company name on the jar label and the lid was solid gingham checks making it more attractive to reuse their jars.

By Marty from Houston, TX

Comment On This PostMoreRead More...Was this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Ad

October 15, 2009 Flag
0 found this helpful

To prevent salt from clogging with moisture, I put 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley leaves into the salt shaker. I then add the salt. It works every time.

Don't throw away a hard box of salt. Beat it with a hammer. It can be used in the winter for melting ice. Add it to a bag of salt for melting ice.

Source: I got it from experimenting.

By Ellen Lou S. from Knoxville, TN

Comment On This PostMoreRead More...Was this helpful?Helpful? Yes

January 16, 2014 Flag

To keep salt from caking in your salt shaker, put a few toothpicks in. You will never have to tap your salt shaker again before using.

    Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

    May 10, 2005 Flag
    0 found this helpful

    Keeping Salt Running Free... To keep salt from drawing moisture and hardening into chunks put a few grains of rice in the bottoms of the salt shaker. Works great!

    By Robin

    Comment On This PostMoreRead More...Was this helpful?Helpful? Yes

    March 27, 2011 Flag

    When your salt shaker doesn't want to work for you, you can solve the problem by adding dry rice in with the salt. This way your salt won't ball up in little balls. I always put rice in the shaker every time I refill it up.

    Comment On This PostMoreRead More...Was this helpful?Helpful? Yes

    April 7, 2014 Flag

    I add a few pieces of UNCOOKED rice to my salt shaker. You will never get clumps again!

    Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
    Categories
    Food and Recipes Food Tips Helpful HintsApril 4, 2013
    More to Explore
    ThriftyFun on Facebook
    ThriftyFun on Pinterest
    Enter a Contest
    Free Newsletters
    Ask a Question
    Share a Post
    Related Guides
    Garlic Salt
    Homemade Garlic Salt Recipes
    Sugar Shaker
    Making a Sugar Shaker
    A salt dough ornament on a Christmas tree.
    Making Salt Dough Ornaments
    glass laying on table
    Cleaning a Corroded Salt Shaker
    © 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on June 19, 2016 at 12:33:37 AM on 10.0.0.6 in 502 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
    To Top
    Loading Something Awesome!