While aluminum is getting more and more usage in all sorts of cutting-edge technology, most people think about its uses around the home — namely, aluminum foil: the roll of thinly sliced aluminum used for wrapping potatoes for baking or soda cans to keep cool. Aluminum foil comes with many uses due to its thermal properties, making it a kitchen favorite for decades.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that Taber Extrusions is known for our industrial aluminum manufacturing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share a friendly household tip using our favorite metal every now and then. To that end, the folks at the HouseHold Hacker have found another way to use aluminum foil. No, it’s not in the kitchen; get your ironing board and prepare to be amazed. From YouTube (hat tip to LifeHacker).

It’s in your iPhone, it makes your car get better gas mileage, and now it’s cut your ironing time in half. Aluminum – what other wonders can it do?