A raw potato that’s past its prime to cook can still be used as a handy cleaning ingredient in the kitchen. There’s natural acid in potatoes that’s excellent at dissolving rust naturally, so items like cast-iron pans can be cleaned up in a jiffy. Just slice the potato in half and sprinkle some salt on the cut surface, then rub away; the salt and potato acid will remove rust with just a little scrubbing. When finished, just wipe or rinse with water and dry with a clean towel.
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