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DeftTurnOfPhrase t1_j94a0xa wrote

This basically does happen in places with high humidity. It doesn't become "full" of water, but the salt clumps together enough to become impossible to shake out of the container. One remedy is to mix the salt with dry rice, which is either more of a desiccant than salt or has a mechanical effect that breaks up the clumps.


lunchlady55 t1_j95wnw2 wrote

Not Morton Salt with it's anti-caking agent Calcium Silicate!

When it rains, it pours!


Y34rZer0 t1_j95zjtx wrote

just like glitter clumping, it’s a common stripper problem.
Well that’s what my Nan used to say


Kolemawny t1_j949toz wrote

There is a humidity difference between your kitchen and an underground mine.


freshmountainbreeze t1_j94yulb wrote

The top of the shaker is often covered with water droplets where I live due to the salt residue collecting moisture from the extremely humid air.


rational_american t1_j97epu7 wrote

Where would this be? That sounds like variations in temperature are causing condensation. I have lived on a literal island in the ocean, 500 meters from the pounding waves, and have had my salt clump a bit, but never dissolve itself into salt water in the container, even though dew and condensation was on everything at least some part of almost every day.


comparmentaliser t1_j95gl6h wrote

Many restaurants put rice in the shaker to help break up clumps that form when it a absorbs moisture.