Do you follow the various cooking hacks taught
to you by your parents and grandparents? Well, then you must be aware of
the age-old concept of sprinkling salt into the water to make it boil
faster and save time.
The question is how
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It very important to keep in mind the fact that this is not just some random idea, this is
Some Things You Need To Know
#1. Salt does not help water to boil faster.
#2. Salt increases the evaporation of water.
#3. Salt water needs exposure to more amount of heat than regular water.
#4. If you add
#5. No one wants to use salty water for cooking purposes. A sprinkle of salt is not helping your water boil. So, it is better to let it boil on its own.
#6. Because you need to expose salt water to more heat you are going to end up using more energy and waste energy.
#7. Adding salt to water makes it evaporate at a faster rate, which means loss of water in a larger quantity, due to too much evaporation. You end up wasting water, unknowingly, even though in less quantity, it is a waste.
What we derive of this the fact you need to put a lot of salt to make the water boil faster, which makes the water salty to such an extent that you cannot use it anymore. Additionally, you end up wasting time, water, and energy. Leaving the water to boil on its own and take its time is much better option.
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