5 Things To Do with Cornstarch
Cornstarch has many interesting uses other than just as an ingredient for thickening sauces or gravies. Read on to find out how this cooking staple can be used outside of the kitchen.
Cornstarch is a cooking staple used to thicken sauces and stews, but it also has many interesting household uses.
1. Untangle Knots
Knots in a string or shoelaces can be difficult to undo, but the solution is easy. Just sprinkle the knot with a little cornstarch and you’ll be able to easily work the segments apart.
2. Make Your Own Paste
The next time the kids make arts and crafts, try this easy way to make paste. Mix 3 teaspoons of cornstarch for every 4 teaspoons of cold water. Stir until it reaches a paste-like consistency. This is especially great for applying with fingers. You can also add food colouring so that the paste can be used for painting objects.
3. Lift a Scorch Mark from Clothing
If you move an iron around a bit too slowly you could end up with a scorch mark on your favourite shirt. If this happens, wet the scorched area and cover it with cornstarch. Allow the cornstarch to dry, then brush it away along with the scorch mark.
4. Get Rid of Bloodstains
Whether it’s on clothing or table linens, you can remove or reduce a bloodstain with this method. Make a paste of cornstarch mixed with cold water. Cover the spot with the cornstarch paste and rub it gently into the fabric. Now put the cloth in a sunny location to dry. Once dry, brush off the remaining residue. If the stain is not completely gone, repeat the process.
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