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Coloured Aluminum Foil for Different Uses

2016-08-25

Coloured aluminum foil is like the edgier, more blue collar cousin of cling wrap. It seems like it probably had a rough childhood and was taking shop class in high school while cling wrap was in AP calculus. Then, later on, while cling wrap was in graduate school, coloured aluminum foil spent some time in prison before calming down and becoming a stoic faced handyman. Finally, as it grew older and matured, it gained prominence in the community for being a wise and reliable plumber somewhere decent. That's just the coloured aluminum foil gives off.

If you look up alternative uses for coloured aluminum foil online, one of the first suggestions that comes up is to use it to scrub pots and pans. If you find yourself without a scouring pad, a ball of coloured aluminum foil will absolutely serve as a decent substitute.

The make-shift scrubbing pad thing, however, is kind of a boring use. It's effective, but, essentially, you're just wadding up a piece of aluminum foil and rubbing it on your kitchen utensils. If you want to explore some more impressive uses for aluminum foil, you have to do some light construction. You can, for example, build yourself a steamer.

Yeah, a steamer. Who has a real steamer anyway? Oh, most people? That makes sense, and they're very useful. You just need to fold a sheet of foil over itself a couple of times, poke some holes in the bottom, and then secure it to your pot by folding the edges of the foil over the sides. And, when you’re done, you can just throw it out, unlike when you use those weird origami fold-up steamers that you have to wash as they inevitably fall apart in your sink.

Another thing you can construct out of coloured aluminum foil is a funnel. With a aluminum foil funnel, you can pour orange juice into a vodka bottle after fashioning a foot and a half of foil into a cone.

This last alternative coloured aluminum foil use we'll look at here is actually the one you may most excited to try. You know, you can sharpen your scissors by cutting a few times through about eight layers of coloured aluminum foil. The edges on your scissors are almost completely worn down after a long time use. You are pretty pumped to get them back in working order, right? Then, just use your scissors to cut the aluminum foil.