Softening Ice Melt

How can I soften ice melt? I bought a 20 pound bag last year, and it is in one solid block now. Is there any way to put it back to it's original state, other than chopping it up?


Linda J. from Brooklyn, NY

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December 9, 20070 found this helpful

I think the only thing that you can use would be a spade/shovel or just drop the bag on the concrete to break it. I think pouring anything on it would make the situation worse.
My 2¢

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February 2, 20210 found this helpful

I've been breaking it up using a screwdriver and hammer

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By Carol in PA (Guest Post)
December 11, 20070 found this helpful

I have the same problem you've described. I do what the previous person mentioned. I sometimes wish I had an ice pick to break up the grains. We must fine water proof containers to store our product because over the summer it collects moisture from the air. (sigh)


Good luck

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January 27, 20210 found this helpful

Mine is in waterproof containers and one solid lump. I cant drop and break it.

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December 25, 20210 found this helpful

Have the same problem with mines in a container one big round block of salt

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January 7, 20220 found this helpful

Tried a few things but I believe the easiest is to use a cheese grater on the block. In about 2 minutes I had a quart jar filled with finely ground ice melt.

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