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How Do I Soften Hard Table Salt?

December 19, 2009

Salt crystals close up.I have some regular table salt that became hard. Is there a way I can get it back to its normal state?

By mary ann vance from Beaver, OH

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December 21, 20095 found this helpful
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Put the salt in a zip type bag, place a towel on top of it and use your meat tenderizer to pound it. You can also put it in a blender.

After getting it powdered again, put it in a jar with a tight or 2 piece canning lid.

Since I live in Oregon and everything eventually gets wet, crackers get stale really fast, etc. I keep everything in 1/2 gallon canning jars with the 2 piece canning lids and I never have a problem. After 2 years in a canning jar, my brown sugar is still as soft as the day I bought it!

When you fill your salt shaker add some regular {not instant} rice to the shaker and it will absorb moisture and keep it soft.

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September 21, 20132 found this helpful
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I tried the suggestion to put the salt in a bag, break it up and the put it through a food processor. The bag split but I didn't really lose that much salt.

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You need to use a high powered processor, not the small handy variety. I still had a couple of really hard lumps but I salvaged most of the salt.

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July 9, 20154 found this helpful
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I had a large box of canning salt that had harden. I put it in a gallon zip lock bag took my rolling pin on counter top and hit it a few times and rolled it. I put it in a rubbermaid container for storage. No fuss no mess and it was good as new

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February 4, 20200 found this helpful
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I used a rasp to file down a block of salt that was created when my wife left a pound of table salt in a round cardboard salt box in the garage. It took about 10 to 15 minutes of elbow grease; but now it's done.

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I have a box of iodized table salt that has been left in our RV for some time and has drawn moisture to the point it is rock, solid hard.

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