Cooking with tomato ketchup may seem like a regular affair, but what if we tell you that your favourite condiment can do a lot more than just accentuating the taste of your meals.
Well, you will be surprised to know that tomato ketchup can not only make your bland meals interesting, but at the same time can clean rust stains from kitchen taps, fix burnt utensils, jewellery and what not!
Here are 5 smart tomato ketchup hacks that will make your life easy.
1. Clean Copper utensils
Copper layered utensils are common in most Indian households, but cleaning them may seem like a tedious task. Well, the easiest and effortless hack to fix this is by rubbing some tomato ketchup on the rust or burnt parts. Keep it overnight or for 3-4 hours and wipe off with lemon juice and warm water, and wash it off with liquid dishwash and witness the magic.
Rusty taps may leave you with a feeling of disgust and the easiest way to deal with this is by simply applying a thick layer of sauce on the surface and leaving it untouched for hours. Later, dip your scrubber in a solution of lemon, vinegar, baking soda, salt and scrub it off in one go.
3. Cast Iron pans and pots
Cast Iron pans often develop rust spots that are rigid, the easiest way to get rid of these is by layering tomato ketchup over a warm pan using a brush and keeping it aside for 3-4 hours, remove it using half a lemon dipped in salt. Scrub it well and see the change.
4. Silver Jewellery
Silver jewellery often fades out and develops a tarnish, the easiest way to revive the shine of your jewellery or silverware is by rubbing some regular tomato ketchup and keeping them aside for some time. Lastly, use a toothbrush or regular brush to clean out the tarnish.
5. Cleaning Brass Cutlery
Brass cutlery and utensils are an age-old possession, but cleaning them may seem like a daunting task. Well, fret not your regular ketchup will work as the best fix for age-old stains just slather a solution of ketchup and salt and scrub it off to see the difference.