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I've heard that some people do some of their cleaning with salt... I currently use vinegar and baking soda for most things. (Everything but dishes and laundry, although a vinegar rinse is always nice.) I'm open to using other things though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> so I was wondering what you use salt for, how you use it, etc.
 

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You can use salt in pretty much everything you use baking soda for. Well, ok, not everything. It's not a very good laundry additive, lol.<br><br>
I use salt when I want a coarser scouring powder. That said, it's a bit tricky to get the water to salt ratio just right. Baking soda is much more forgiving. Plus, it's also a bit more expensive, per ounce, than baking soda.<br><br>
hth<br><br>
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My friend's mom cleaned her glass coffee pot with salt. She liked it because it didn't leave residues like detergents, I think. That was my only experience with salt for cleaning.
 

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I have pots/pans that are stainless and have a copper bottom to them. When the copper part starts looking dark and icky, I spray them down with vinegar and then sprinkle salt into the vinegar. Shines them up instantly.<br><br>
My kids had a blast with this cleaning pennies one day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My kids had a blast with this cleaning pennies one day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Oh yes! My kids have spent many an afternoon with vinegar and salt cleaning pennies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I use it to scour out my cast iron pans. Works great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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