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 and watch the sauce turn back into a silky masterpiece.
Remove gum from clothing
You’re just about to walk out the door when Junior points to the gum stuck on his pants. Keep your cool and grab an ice cube. Rub the ice on the gum to harden it, then scrape it off with a spoon.
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Smooth caulk seams
You’re caulking around the bathtub, but the sticky caulk compound keeps adhering to your finger as you try to smooth it. If you don’t do something about it, the finished job will look pretty awful. Solve the problem by running an ice cube along the caulk line. This forms the caulk into a nice even bead and the caulk will never stick to the ice cube.
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