Aluminium foil comes in various types such as laminated versions which have a paper lining, there are also self adhesive aluminium foils, triple laminate barrier foil and foil tape. Laminated aluminium foil is used in the packaging of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, chocolate and other food products and in packaging of pharmaceutical substances since the foil keeps moisture and odors away keeping the products fresh, dry and retaining their original flavor and aroma. Aluminium foil is also used within most homes to wrap cooked food that is meant for later consumption as it maintains the foods warmth, moisture and flavor.
Other out of ordinary uses of aluminum foil include using it for icing cakes by rolling a double thickness of aluminium foil it into a cone with a small opening at the end. It can also be used to sharpen scissors by folding it into a thick layer and then using scissors to cut through the layers. It can also be used to scrub chrome surfaces with as good results as those obtained when using steel wool. Lining one's oven with aluminium foil is a great way of minimizing the amount of dirt getting to bottom of the oven and it is particularly helpful when one is preparing messy dishes.
It can also be used to protect young plants from rodents especially during winter months; this can be done by wrapping the base of the young plant with foil, also tying pieces of aluminium foil with a fishing line around one's favorite fruit tree keeps birds away from the fruits. It can also be used to soften hardened brown sugar by wrapping the hardened sugar in the foil and placing it in the oven for a short while.
Placing aluminium foil between one's television and DVD player in cases where they are placed on top of each other helps reduce magnetic interference which occurs when the electromagnetic fields from the two devices interact helping you enjoy clearer pictures. It can also be used to iron sensitive fabrics such as wool and silk, placing some aluminium foil on top and under the garment helps remove wrinkles from the garment without damaging it with direct heat. It can also be used to make Easter eggs and sculptures. It is available in various sizes so one can choose the size that fits the intended purpose.
Any type of foil paper can be purchased in most local stores and they can also be purchased in a variety of online stores such as eBay and diylife.com among others.