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Foil Hacks with video

Published May 14th, 2021 by Energy Plus Home Improvements

Foil is not just for cooking anymore!

Aluminium foil has a shiny side and a matte side. The shiny side is produced when the aluminium is rolled during the final pass. It is difficult to produce rollers with a gap fine enough to cope with the foil gauge, therefore, for the final pass, two sheets are rolled at the same time, doubling the thickness of the gauge at entry to the rollers. When the sheets are later separated, the inside surface is dull, and the outside surface is shiny. This difference in the finish has led to the perception that favoring a side has an effect when cooking. While many believe that the different properties keep heat out when wrapped with the shiny finish facing out, and keep heat in with the shiny finish facing inwards, the actual difference is imperceptible without instrumentation. Foil may have a non-stick coating on only one side The reflective of bright aluminium foil is 88% while dull embossed foil is about 80%.

Check out the Video below after these other helpful tips and you can see some other uses as well.

Get rid of rust

Crumple a piece of foil, and use it to rub rust spots off car bumpers and?shower-curtain rods.

Glue down loose vinyl tile

Place a sheet of foil over a loose self-stick vinyl tile, and press a hot iron over the foil until the adhesive backing melts and sticks to the subfloor.

Sharpen scissors

Fold a sheet of foil several times and cut through it with a pair of dull scissors to sharpen the blades.

Radiate heat

Wrap a piece of plywood in foil and tuck it behind a radiator to reflect heat into the room.

Guard against drips.

Wrap door handles, knobs, and drawer pulls for quick paint-job protection.

Save your steel wool

Set your scrubber on a piece of foil to keep rust away.

Make silver shine

Line a glass pan?with foil, add several spoonfuls of baking soda, fill the pan with boiling water, and drop in tarnished silverware for a quick cleaning.


Here is some other unusual uses.

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Be creative with what lies around your home your never know what it could be useful for.


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