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10 Ways to Use a Potato

Kitchen Uses
Ms. Potato Head
Ms. Potato Head
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Potatoes are also a big help in the kitchen. Try some of these household tips using your extra spuds.

  • Fresh berries taste great, but they wind up leaving stains all over your hands. Rubbing a slice of raw potato on the stains will get them right out. For stubborn stains, squirt some lemon juice on the potato, too. Rinse with tap water.
  • If you accidentally over-salt your soup or stew, don't fret. Toss in a sliced up potato to help absorb the excess.
  • Spruce up your dull silverware by cleaning it in potato water. Seriously! After you boil some potatoes, save the water. Soak your silverware in it for about an hour. Rinse with clean water and polish with a chamois. Good as new. [source: Jerome]