20 Reasons Why Aluminum Foil Is Essential To Your Life

Aluminum foil does not only help you to cook your favourite foods. Discover all the other fantastic uses of this material.


Everybody owns aluminum foil in their kitchen. The contrary would be surprising: this is a very practical thing to have around. We use aluminum foil to cook food in the oven, as well as on the barbecue, and that’s the reason why there is always some lying around. Surprisingly, aluminum foil can be used outside the kitchen. Here are 20 interesting things you can do with this material. You will quickly realize that aluminum foil is essential to your life.

21. Replace a funnel


If you need to pour some liquid in a water bottle, make a funnel with some aluminum foil.

20. Wrinkle-free clothes


Put some aluminum foil under the clothes that are being ironed. The aluminum foil will become hot very rapidly, so your clothes will be wrinkle-free on both sides in no time.

19. Sharpen your scissors


If you need to sharpen your scissors and get rid of the rust, cut a piece of aluminum foil 7-10 times.

18. Extend your batteries life


If you have dead batteries and you don’t have any more, use some aluminum foil. Place the aluminum foil as shown on the image above.

17. Remove the static from your clothes


Place balls of aluminum foil in your dryer to get rid of static from your clothes. This will also help your clothes dry faster.

16. Clean your iron


Clean your iron with a ball of aluminum foil.

15. Clean your silverware


To clean your silverware, place some aluminum foil at the bottom of a container. Add some baking soda, salt, and boiling water.

14. Move furniture easily


To move furniture more easily, place bits of aluminum foil under the furniture legs like shown above. This will help slide the furniture.

13. Get better wifi signal


Aluminum foil can help improve the wifi signal. Fold the aluminum foil a few times, and place it behind the wifi modem like a screen.

12. Clean a glue gun


You can easily clean a glue gun with a piece of aluminum foil.

11. Protect your food when you’re cooking it


To protect your food from sticking to the pan, place a coat of aluminum foil in the bottom of your pan. It is also a great way to cook without using oil.

10. Remove rust from chromed surfaces


Make a ball with some aluminum foil and scrub it on the rusted surface.

9. Seal plastic bags


If you need to seal a plastic bag, place a long piece of aluminum foil on the top, like shown above, and iron it shut.

8. Use aluminum foil as a touchscreen

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Surprisingly, touchscreens react with aluminum foil. If you coat a pen with some aluminum foil, you can make your own touchscreen pen. If you don’t have touchscreen gloves, add aluminum foil to your finger and use your smartphone with normal gloves.

7. Make your own cookie cutters


You can make any shape you would like in a few minutes with this material.

6. Whiten your teeth


Mix some baking soda with some toothpaste and put a thick coat of the mixture on an aluminum foil strip. Place the strip on your teeth. Remove it after an hour, and rinse your mouth.

5. Protect your door knobs

Do you need to paint a room that has a doorknob? You can quickly cover your doorknobs with some aluminum foil to protect them instead of using traditional tape. The aluminum foil will protect your doorknobs from paint splatters also.

4. Throw out your cooking grease

If you have cooked very greasy food, coat a bowl with some aluminum foil and pour the grease into the bowl. Close the aluminum foil together and place it in the garbage.

3. Always have a clean oven

To make sure you always have a clean oven and to avoid having to constantly clean your oven, add a layer of aluminum foil to the bottom of your oven. This trick also helps to avoid food burning and distributes heat well.

2. Clean your barbecue grill

You can clean your barbecue grill with a simple aluminum foil ball. All you have to do is scrub the grill to get rid of grease stains.

1. Curl your hair

If you want to curl your hair while protecting them from too much heat from your curling iron, place a piece of aluminum foil between your iron and your hair.


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