Suprising Uses for Potatoes
Potatoes are not just for eating!
Create a decorative Stamp:
This is a fun activity to do with kids, try cutting a potato in half. Carve a design then start stamping as you would with a wooden stamp and a stamp pad.
Out of Silver Polish, no worries:
Boil a few potatoes in water. Remove the potatoes from the water and save for another use. Put your silverware in the remaining water and let it sit for about an hour. Remove the silverware and wash, no more tarnish!
Take a raw potato and cut it in half, rub it on the rusted area, the acid from the potato's juices will dissolve the rust. For tough jobs add a little salt.
Soup too salty:
Have you ever tasted your soup and found it was to salty? Cut a few uncooked potatoes into large chunks and add them to the soup while it is still on the stove. After about 10 minutes, remove them and the excess salt will have been absorbed by the potatoes.