Tomato sauce is a delicious condiment, sure, but did you know it also doubles as a solution for polishing copper? In fact, tomato sauce isn’t the only condiment or food that has dual purposes – many of the things you eat all the time have uses other than just keeping you satisfied.
1. Cucumber peels can remove marks on walls and tables
Cucumbers are extremely versatile cleaning products. The peel can remove marks on countertops and walls and if you want a non-foggy bathroom mirror when you get out of the shower, just rub cucumber peel on it before you start the water.
2. Banana peels can polish silver
Don’t throw away that banana peel just yet. If your prized silverware collection is starting to get a bit tarnished, just rub the inside of a banana peel along the tarnished parts on your silver and it will help them look as good as new.
3. A raw onion will clean your dirty grill grates
Running a raw onion against your grill grates with the cut side down, will work to remove all the grease and left over grit on the grill. Heat up your grill first to help burn off any attached food or grime, then add the onion to the end of a large fork and go at it.
4. Regular table salt will help remove a red wine stain
Next time someone accidentally spills their glass of red on your brand new white couch, immediately grab the table salt in the kitchen. This will help to absorb the wine.
5. A slice of white bread will help pick up little pieces of broken glass
The answer to picking up all those annoying little shards of glass is devastatingly simple: Grab a piece of white bread, dampen it and dab it on all the little pieces.
6. Rice will clean your coffee grinder
Take some uncooked rice and put it in your grinder. Grind it up until it becomes dust. When you remove that dust, it will also remove any coffee bean or spice fragments left in your grinder. Then you can just clean off the rest of it with a damp cloth.
7. Olive oil will remove sap
Accidentally touched some sap and then brushed against the couch? Grab the olive oil. It will loosen up that sap in no time.
8. Use Coca Cola to clean your toilet bowl
The acids in Coke will help remove any toilet bowl stains. Grab a can and pour the whole thing into your toilet. Let the bubbles sit in there and do its magic for an hour. Scrub the bowl and flush. Your toilet should be sparkling clean afterwards. Makes you think twice about drinking Coke right?