19. Keep your kitchen clean by sprinkling salt into your frying pan
One of the hardest things to clean is the residue leftover from frying food in the kitchen. Surfaces become oily and sticky, attracting other residues in turn as well as dead insects. One way to reduce this unpleasant grease is to add a little salt prior to placing your meat or vegetables in the pan. That way there will be significantly less oil sprinkling out of the pan. This not only helps keep your kitchen clean but also stops the unpleasant sensation of having hot cooking oil touching your skin.
Some people also use flour for this purpose. The trick works just the same, add some of it after heating up the oil – just before placing your food in the pan.
The reason why these tricks work is simple, both salt and flour bind water. Water in turn is the reason why oil sprinkles out of the pan.