Little-Known Uses for
- Remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers. Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap dipped in Coca-Cola.
- Keep dogs and cats off furniture. Place pieces of Reynolds Wrap on the furniture. The sound of rustling foil frightens pets.
- Clean pots and pans when camping. A crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wraps makes an excellent pot scrubber.
- Fix battery-operated toys or appliances. If the batteries in a Walkman or a toy are loose as the result of a broken spring, wedge a small piece of Reynolds Wrap between the battery and the spring.
- Speed up your ironing. Place a piece of aluminum foil under the ironing board cover to reflect the heat from the iron.
- Make decorative trays or holiday decorations. Cut cardboard into desired shape and size and cover with Reynolds Wrap.
- Catch messy oven drips. Tear off a sheet of Reynolds Wrap a few inches larger than baking pan. Place foil on the oven rack below the food being baked. (To prevent damage to the oven, do not use foil to line the bottom of the oven.)
- Avoid paint splatters. Mold Reynolds Wrap around doorknobs when painting.
- Polish chrome. Use a piece of crumpled-up Reynolds Wrap to polish the chrome on car bumpers, strollers, highchairs, and playpens.
- Improvise a funnel. Double over a piece of Reynolds Wrap and roll into the shape of a cone.
- Secure plant cuttings. Place Reynolds Wrap across the top of a glass jar filled with water. Poke holes in the foil and insert the cuttings securely in place. The foil also prevents the water from evaporating too quickly.
- Make a disposable palette. Mix paints on a piece of Reynolds Wrap.
- Clean tarnished silverware. Line a metal cake pan with Reynolds Wrap and fill with enough water to cover the silverware. Add two tablespoons baking soda per quart of water. Heat the water above 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the tarnished silverware in the pan so it touches the aluminum foil. Do not let the water boil. The hydrogen produced by boiling baking soda combines with the sulfur in the tarnish, removing the stains.
- Clean a barbecue grill. After barbecuing, place a sheet of Reynolds Wrap on the hot grill. The next time you use the barbecue, peal off the foil, crinkle it into a ball, and rub the grill clean, easily removing all the burnt food.
- Re-adhere a linoleum floor tile. Put a piece of Reynolds Wrap on top of the tile and run a hot iron over it several times to melt the glue underneath. Place several books on top of the tile until the glue dries completely.
- Prevent steel wool from rusting. Wrap the pad in Reynolds Wrap and store it in the freezer.
- Clean starch off an iron. Run the iron over a piece of Reynolds Wrap.
- Store wet paint brushes. Wrap the wet paint brushes in Reynolds Wrap and store them in your freezer. When you're ready to paint again, defrost the brushes for an hour or more.
- Store leftover paint. To prevent a layer of skin from forming over the paint surface, set the paint can on top of a sheet of Reynolds Wrap, trace around it, cut out a disc of foil, and place it on the paint surface before sealing the can closed.
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