Salt works as an effective yet gentle scouring agent. It also serves as a catalyst for other ingredients, such as vinegar, to boost cleaning and for its deodorizing action. For a basic soft scrub, make a paste with lots of salt, baking soda and dish soap and use on appliances, enamel, porcelain, etc.
Mix equal parts of salt, flour and vinegar to make a paste, Rub the paste on the metal. After letting it sit for an hour, clean with a soft cloth or brush and buff with a dry cloth.
Pour salt mixed with hot water down the kitchen sink regularly to deodorize and keep grease from building up.
Gently rub a thin paste of salt and vegetable oil on the white marks caused by beverage glasses and hot dishes on wooden tables.
Mix salt with a dab of dish soap to make a soft scrub for stubborn coffee and tea stains.
Mix salt and cream of tartar with just enough water to make a paste. Rub on rust, let it dry, brush off and buff off with a dry, soft cloth. You can also use the same method with a mix of salt and lemon.
Every diner waiters’ favourite tip: add salt and ice cubes to a coffee pot, swirl around vigorously and rinse. The salt scours the bottom, and ice helps to agitate it more for a better scrub