16 Different Uses For Aluminum Foil You Never Thought Of

If you’ve only been using aluminum foil to wrap food for all these years, then you’ve been missing out! There are a multitude of alternative uses for this household staple that might surprise you. From making your ironing easier to removing rust from metal, it seems as though there’s nothing that this handy foil can’t do! Of course, it’s not exactly going to put the coffee on for you in the mornings, but with all the minutes you’ve saved on your household chores you won’t be pressed for time. Let’s take a look at what it can do!

Run out of AA batteries? Use AAA and a small ball of aluminum foil.

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Pinterest

Put a length of foil under your ironing board cover to magically get creases out of the underside of your clothes while you iron the top side.

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Elizabeth St

Use foil to stop pie crusts burning.

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A Real-Life Housewife

Create a makeshift funnel from aluminum foil.

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Lifehacker

Put a ball of foil in your tumble dryer and it acts like a dryer sheet.

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The Creek Line House

Use aluminum foil to curl your hair with flat irons.

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Happy Little Hummingbird

Line a bowl with foil to easily dispose of cooking grease.

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My Life as a Mrs

Aluminum foil can sharper dull scissors.

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Mrs Polly Rogers

Foil and water are all you need to clean rust off metal.

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Feed the Birdies

Aluminum foil can also be used to scrub pots and pans.

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My American Confessions

Foil, water and baking soda can clean up tarnished silver.

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Green Bride Guide

Heat up leftover pizza in a skillet covered with a cone of foil to get it crispy underneath but melted on top.

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Food Wishes

Cover door handles with aluminum foil to protect them while painting.

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Lifehacker

Make sliding furniture across the floor easier with aluminum foil.

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Lifehacker

Use foil and an iron to reseal opened food bags.

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Lifehacker

Foil and clean your grill without harsh chemicals.

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Food 52

What great uses for aluminum foil! Which of these is your favorite? Or do you have another alternative use for aluminum foil that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know using the comments section below!

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