Haniela's: ~Power of Aluminium foil~

~Power of Aluminium foil~

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First let me say, I've never ever thought that I would I'd be taking photos in my shower...but you know what they say never say never.;-) No worries, no adult content.
Anyway, I found this cool article years ago, they were suggesting to use aluminum foil to clean hard water spots on chrome, or rust spots. I have used this method a lot over the years and it has proven to be working for me, so I thought I'd share it with you. Oh boy do we have a hard water in our house! Really bad actually.
Before I get to that part here are few tips on where you can use aluminum foil

Where I use Aluminum Foil:
  • On the grill, I double layer some aluminum foil and I use it on my grill, I don't cook directly on the griddle, but you still get the griddle marks anyway,  it helps with cleaning up after, I mean what cleaning up. 
  •  Line the bottom of your oven with double layer aluminum sheet, it saves me time with cleaning up later in case anything drips, especially if your oven is not self cleaning
  • Baking, when making a mud cake or other dense cake, I tend to wrap aluminum strips around the  pan and also I made a aluminum dome, to cover the cake  while baking for the certain period of time, 30 minutes or so, depends on size of the pan 
  • Cooking, make a pouch, put your veggies in and place them on the grill to steam, seamed side up; make a dome to cover your turkey while roasting in the oven to prevent drying out
  • Freezer, I sometime freeze cake, to ensure it stays moist, I wrap in the plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil, wrapping shiny part out
  • Photographic relfectors. I glued some aluminum foil to a foam board then cut it up in desired shapes, use to fill in light or reflect light 
  •  I use small pieces wrapped around the stems to keep the birds away from my flowers

  • I use some regular aluminum foil /shiny side/ and I  gently polished the shower faucet to get rid of hard water deposits. It worked like a charm. No harmful chemical vapors and within the arm's reach...in  the pantry and super cheap too. Same technique works on rust spots too.

Now I'm off to polish  the Kitchen Sink Faucet. ;-)


  1. This post was very helpful, I will definitely try this!

  2. I'll have to try this, our water is sooo hard!

  3. Wow, who knew?!? I'm going to try it! Thanks for the easy and cheap tip:)

  4. Before I try it - will the shining up of faucets work on brushed nickel surfaces? I'm a bit nervous about messing them up.

    Great post!

  5. Thanks everyone, I hope these work for you as they work for me.
    I'd recommend testing a small area on the faucet to make sure it won't take the finish off.
    Shyla, I'm afraid it won't work on those types, I think it will scratch the surface on those, I haven't tried it on those, just regular stainless steel ones.

  6. Wow..great tips!!! Esp, the cleaning the faucet one..because that's the one i didn't know about but now i know. I have to go try it out tonight too to see if it works for me!

  7. This is a great tip! I scrub my taps all the time with a standard scouring pad but have had no luck in getting rid of the water stains. I can't wait to try this!

  8. Very informative - great tip to use foil as a reflector for taking pictures =)

  9. Thanks! After reading about cleaning the faucet with foil....I immediately grabbed the foil and got to work...it really works!