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September 22, 2011

Please remember that aluminum foil uses the most energy of any synthetic product on the market. It is expensive and in most cases can be replaced by pure elbow grease.

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November 18, 2010

Remove wrinkles from silk or clothes that can't take direct heat. Place foil on ironing board and lay garment over foil. With steam button down, pass iron 3 to 4 inches over fabric several times.

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Use heavy duty aluminum foil. Tack it to your existing blind and not only will it darken the room, but it will deflect the sun and cool the room down.

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Using Aluminum Foil. Have you ever noticed that aluminum foil is shinier on one side than on the other? When you use foil for cooking (for example, when you wrap potatoes for baking), make sure the least shiny side is facing out.

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Having a white smooth surface stove top is a lot of extra work each time it's used. To make less work for yourself, place a piece of aluminum foil over the burner and under the pan. Recycle that foil! Stash it near the stove so it's handy for next time!

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After Christmas 2015, my local grocer put a lot of holiday items on sale. One was colored aluminum foil. The original price was around 4 dollars. They were marked down to 50 cents. I bought a couple rolls of the silver and a couple rolls of the gold.

I've had them for a year and still haven't figured a good way to use them.

Even at 50 cents, they're no bargain unless I do use them. Anybody have any suggestions, other than the obvious gift wrapping?

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December 30, 20161 found this helpful

The colored aluminum foil could be used for wrapping home made bake goods for special occasions such a birthdays, visits to an elderly person, church activities. A cardboard pizza round could be covered with the foil to hold a cake or pie to take to a function that you would not have to have your serving dish returned.

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December 30, 20162 found this helpful

Cover old records or cds with it and use to repel birds and other animals from the garden.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

Interesting - This I have never seen...

I give plant cuttings to anyone who shows an interest and have many times covered an ugly container with regular aluminum foil and just cautioned the recipient to remove the foil as they could drown their plant if kept too long.

I know you give away a lot of cuttings so maybe once in a while this would work.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

I would say for gift wrapping or around flower pots or for baked goods to give away

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December 31, 20160 found this helpful

Cover a picture frame, scrunching it all around. Then, once it is well-pressed in, burnish it with black or brown shoe polish to create a unique antique look. Or, using the same idea, scrunch it around old round Styrofoam/glass/plastic Christmas ornaments. Cover an old shoe or boot and insert a flowering plant inside and set out on a porch or deck. Tie a waterproof ribbon around it.

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January 14, 20170 found this helpful

Add it to boiling water to clean silver jewelry , fold it over a few times to add thickness and use it to sharpen scissors (just keep cutting the foil repeatedly ), use it for cookie sheets instead of Pam, use it to wrap items being placed in freezer and lastly you can cover furniture with it and modpodge.

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April 8, 20170 found this helpful

I would use them on paper plates for parties to make it look shinny and pretty

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

why not just use them for food? I always need foil for food.

They can obviously be used for many interesting and decorative purposes, but you would have to seal it with some sort of epoxy or matte acrylic product because it would fray easily.

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June 16, 2018

This is a page about using aluminum foil as pot scrubber. The next time you need to scour pots and pans, grab a piece of aluminum foil, wad it up into a ball, and easily remove cooked on food. Just remember to avoid this method if they have a non-stick coating.

Crumpled Aluminum Foil sitting on a table

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November 7, 2017

This is a page about cleaning silver with aluminum foil. While this is a widely shared method for cleaning silver, it can cause permanent damage to your silver items. It is best to avoid this method, particularly when cleaning valuable items.

Cleaning Silver with Aluminum Foil - supplies

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February 18, 2017

Using aluminum foil when ironing clothing can make the task more effeicent. The is a page about ironing with aluminum foil.

Using aluminum foil to assist in ironing.

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