Originally Posted by PH in VA
Yeah, I know the salt stands a good chance of melting the ice the most quickly. But wouldn't it be interesting if, say, the heat of the cayenne pepper works more quickly than salt?
Exactly! If it were, you would wonder if maybe there's another reason they wouldn't use pepper. Might make people sneeze or get in their eyes! Maybe salt is NOT the fastest but has the least side effects or is just the cheapest!