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Thread: Aluminum foil uses (new to me!)

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    Super Member DebbieJJ's Avatar
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    Check out this video: http://video.about.com/frugalliving/5-Uses-For-Foil.htm I thought it was really interesting about the dryer use of the foil. I've only tried the scissor sharpening tip, but I didn't have much luck. :roll: Maybe I didn't do it long enough. :oops: Enjoy!

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    Interesting, thanks for posting it.

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    I might not ever buy dryer sheets again.
    Thanks for posting this.

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    Great tips, thanks!

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    Great tips. Will try them. thanks for posting

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    poor Aluminum Foil .. since plastic wraps.. it has to be lonely..

    still on the market though !!

    Ell

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    I use the aluminum for the dryer because I can't use dryer sheets due to allergies. It works - very little static. :)

    EDIT - I'm using the ironing board tip. I hadn't thought of that one.

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    Thank you for sharing :D:D:D

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    Those are great. The sandwich one is pretty funny. But I guess in a pinch. LOL Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love angels
    Those are great. The sandwich one is pretty funny. But I guess in a pinch. LOL Thanks for sharing.
    If you have never seen the movie "Benny and Joon", they show the charactors making grilled cheese with out using aluminum foil, just the iron. BTW - Great Movie!!!

    Never thought of the dryer thing- might have to try it!

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    Thank-you for the great tips.

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    I was told by a quilt appraiser to use aluminum foil on the wooden dowel on quilt rack so quilt would not touch the fabric because wood deteriorates fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    I was told by a quilt appraiser to use aluminum foil on the wooden dowel on quilt rack so quilt would not touch the fabric because wood deteriorates fabric.
    I hadn't thought of that! I need to remember that and tell my DSIL about that.......she has several of her late grandmother's quilts hung on wooden "ladders" around her house.....they look so pretty on these "ladders"!

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    i loved the grilled cheese

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    i liked the "toastmaker" the most!!!!! Thank you for sharing! have a great one, Pinot

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    Nice to know. It also makes a great cat toy. Roll a loose ball, toss on floor in front of kitty and have your camera ready!

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    I've done the ironing board for years grandmother showed me that.I'm going to try dryer one though!! Thanks!!!

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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    I was told by a quilt appraiser to use aluminum foil on the wooden dowel on quilt rack so quilt would not touch the fabric because wood deteriorates fabric.
    This just solved a problem for me. :-) I picked up a cabinet from the thrift store and have been putting off putting the quilts in it because I didn't want to put them right on the wooden shelf. I was waiting until I could afford to get some acid free paper. This is perfect . Cheap and it will work wonderfully. Especially the cheap part. :-) Thanks

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    After travelling around for many years doing my job,(staying in hotel rooms 5-6 days a week) I certainly know the grilled cheese sandwich trick. Thanks for posting.

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    Thanks!

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    That is fun!!! Thanks for posting :)

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    Great (and the funny one, the sandwich tips- thanks a lot!! :D

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