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 aluminium foil in their kitchen. The contrary would be surprising: this is a very practical thing to have around. We have to give credit to its inventor, whoever it may be, aluminium foil is very useful in and out of the kitchen. That’s why everyone, from elders in retirement homes to college students, always have some lying around. Surprisingly, aluminium foil can be used outside the kitchen. Here are 20 interesting things you can do with this material. You will quickly realize that aluminium foil is essential to your life.

21. Replace a funnel


If you need to pour some liquid in a water bottle, don’t risk spilling it all and having to go to the store to purchase some more, make a funnel with some aluminium foil.

20. Wrinkle-free clothes


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

19. Sharpen your scissors


If your scissors don’t work as well as they used to, don’t throw them away to purchase new ones. Sharpen them or get rid of the rust, cut a piece of aluminium foil 7-10 times.

18. Extend your batteries life


If you have dead batteries and you don’t have anymore, use some aluminium foil. Place the aluminium foil as shown on the image above and you’ll be able to power just about anything in the apartment you are renting.

17. Remove the static from your clothes


Place balls of aluminium foil in your dryer to get rid of static from your clothes. This will also help your clothes dry faster. No need for all these fancy and pricey products available on the market.

16. Clean your iron


Trade harsh cleaning products for a ball of aluminium foil to make your iron shine again.

15. Clean your silverware


To clean your silverware, forget about purchasing expensive specialized products. Place some aluminium 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 aluminium foil under the furniture legs like shown above. This will help slide the furniture and make moving your newly acquired real estate a lot easier.

13. Get better wifi signal


Aluminium foil can help improve the wifi signal. Fold it a few times, and place it behind the wifi modem like a screen. This is something every college student should know.

12. Clean a glue gun


You can easily clean a glue gun with a piece of aluminium foil and go on to build that new model kit you just purchased.

11. Protect your food when you’re cooking it


To protect your food from sticking to the pan, place a coat of aluminium foil in the bottom of your pan. It is also a great way to cook without using oil which, in its turn, is good for your health. Think about it, you could save on health insurance thanks to aluminium foil. Crazy.

10. Remove rust from chromed surfaces


Make a ball with some aluminium foil and scrub it on the rusted surface; increase the value of your real estate.

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. Perfect to save money and save yourself a trip to the hospital for treatment for food poisoning.

8. Use aluminium foil as a touchscreen

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Surprisingly, touchscreens react with aluminium foil. If you coat a pen with some aluminium foil, you can make your own touchscreen pen. If you don’t have touchscreen gloves, add aluminium 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. Perfect for any crafty college student on a budget looking to get creative in the kitchen.

6. Whiten your teeth


Mix some baking soda with some toothpaste and put a thick coat of the mixture on an aluminium foil strip. Place the strip on your teeth. Remove it after an hour and rinse your mouth. We, however, don’t suggest trying this unless you have proper dental insurance.

5. Protect your doorknobs

Do you need to paint a room that has a doorknob? You can quickly cover your doorknobs with some aluminium foil to protect them instead of using traditional tape. The aluminium foil will protect your doorknobs from paint splatters also. Makes moving into your new apartment a lot more simple especially if the person who was renting before you had strange wall colour tastes.

4. Throw out your cooking grease

If you have cooked very greasy food, coat a bowl with some aluminium foil and pour the grease into the bowl. Close the aluminium foil together and place it in the garbage… Works well, but we don’t claim this is ecological.

3. Always have a clean oven

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

2. Clean your barbecue grill

Forgot to buy a gril scraper? You can clean your barbecue grill with a simple aluminium 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 aluminium foil between your iron and your hair. No need to purchase a curling iron!


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