5 Things To Do with Ice Cubes
If you’re only using ice cubes to keep your drinks chilled, you’re only tapping a fraction of their potential. Here are five brilliant new ways to put ice cubes to work all around the house.
Want to make perfect, crystal-clear ice cubes? The secret is to start with distilled water, and then boil it!
1.Water Hanging Plants and Christmas Trees
If you’re constantly reaching for the step stool to water hard-to-reach hanging plants, ice cubes can help. Just toss several cubes into the pots. The ice melts and waters the plants and does it without causing a sudden downpour from the drain hole. This is also a good way to water your Christmas tree, whose base may be hard to reach with a watering can.
2. Remove Dents in Carpeting
If you’ve recently rearranged the furniture in your living room, you know that heavy pieces can leave ugly indents in your carpet. Use ice cubes to remove them. Put an ice cube, for example, on the spot where the chair leg stood. Let it melt, then brush up the dent. Rub rehab completed.
3. Help Iron Out Wrinkles
So your ready-to-wear shirt is full of wrinkles and there’s no time to wash it again. Turn on the iron and wrap an ice cube in a soft cloth. Rub over the wrinkle just before you iron and the shirt will smooth out.
4. Stop Sauces From Curdling
Imagine this: Your snooty neighbours are over for a Sunday brunch featuring eggs Benedict. But when you mixed butter and egg yolks to make hollandaise sauce for the dish, it curdled. What do you do? Place an ice cube in the saucepan, stor, and watch the sauce turn back into a silky masterpiece.