DIY Rice Sock Heating Pads

Whether eaten cold to garnish a salad or eaten hot as a side dish to chicken pilaf, rice remains an essential ingredient in all cuisines around the world. Very easy to prepare, this sushi staple is even an Asian’s favorite. Regardless of the recipe, rice always adds a touch of flavor and fragrance to our dishes. But if we love it on the plate, it has more than an ace up its sleeve and is not only used in the kitchen. Yes, besides its nutritional benefits for the body, this grain has many interesting properties to use, both for health and for many other things at home.

It is not every day that we learn about the little-known uses of these small grains of rice with unexpected power. Many of you already use their suction power to save a smartphone that accidentally fell into the water. But many people don’t know that rice is great for fighting mold in cabinets, removing rust from metal utensils, or using cooking water as a potent plant fertilizer. And the list of its benefits is still very long. But by the way, what about this strange trick: why put rice in a sock and heat it in the microwave? The answer is just below.

The trick to heat the rice in the sock in the microwave?

Everyone already knows the famous trick of putting the smartphone in a cup full of rice when it fell into the water. Most of the time, especially if the phone was wet for only a few seconds, this method works wonders! Well, the trick we are going to present you is unusual to say the least: it involves putting grains of rice in a sock before reheating them in the microwave. We can well imagine your expression of amazement. How can this technique be useful?

What many people don’t know in truth is that rice can be used as a hot or cold compress when you have muscle and joint pain. In fact, this cereal helps relieve certain acute pains in the spine, back, legs, arms or even other parts of the body. And this is where our trick comes in: all you need to do is pour a cup of rice into a tightly tied sock and heat it in the microwave for a minute. If you want the rice to get hotter, leave the sock for another 30 seconds longer. Then remove it and place it directly on the areas of your body that are causing you pain. Repeat this process 2 or 3 times a week. And you will feel that the muscle pain will gradually disappear.

NB: If you want the sock to serve as a cold compress, fill it with rice grains, tie it well and leave it in the freezer for one hour. You can then use it directly after you take it out.

How to clean thermos and vases with rice?

As we said above, rice is an unexpected ally in the home. Here are some interesting uses:

Do you regularly use thermos jugs, especially in winter, to keep your coffee or other drinks hot? Actually, very convenient, whether in the car, in the office or on the road. Only problem: coffee stains are very difficult to clean and the smell often lingers in the thermos. The solution? Contrary to all expectations, it is actually the rice that comes to your rescue.

How to clean a coffee-stained thermos? It’s simple: pour in a few tablespoons of rice, add hot water, mix well, actively shake the thermos and let it sit for a few hours. Then you just need to rinse it well with clean water. You will notice that the stains have completely disappeared, and the rice has perfectly deodorized the container.

Another effective method at home: if you want to clean the vase in the living room, especially one that has a very narrow neck and does not allow the sponge to enter for effective cleaning, rice can save the day. Pour a few grains into the vase, add a little detergent and half a glass of water. Shake well before rinsing. The rice grains have cleaned all the dirt inside: Your vase is clean and full of shine again!

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