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We often forget that salt can be used for a lot more than just cooking. Good old fashioned table salt can also be used for cleaning. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID recommend using salt to clean these household items:

A greasy pan: Sprinkle a little bit of salt onto the pan and use a microfibre cloth to wipe up the grease. Use an old cloth, as the grease can stain it.

Tea or coffee stains on your table: Sprinkle salt onto the stain and use a microfibre cloth to rub the salt in a circular motion over the area. Once you are finished cleaning the area use a second damp microfibre cloth to wipe up the salt.

Food spills on your stove burner: Sprinkle salt onto the food spill while the burner is still warm. Once the burner has cooled and the food spill has dried, use a microfibre cloth to scrub the burner. Add some water to help lift the spill, if necessary.

Your fridge: Use salt and soda water to clean the inside of your refrigerator.

The kitchen sink: To eliminate odours and keep grease from building up, pour a solution of salt and water down the kitchen sink.

Cooked-on egg: Sprinkle your frying pan or baking dish with salt after you have finished cooking. Utilize a microfibre cloth to scrub the area clean.

Heat and water rings on your wooden table: Remove these troublesome rings from your wooden table by adding a thin paste of vegetable oil and salt to the area. Let the paste stand for one to two hours, then remove the paste using a microfibre cloth.

Perspiration stains on fabric: Add four tbsp of salt and four cups of hot water to a container. Dip a microfibre cloth into the solution and dab the fabric until the stain disappears.