Okay, so I didn't move back to Owensboro until two and a half years after the ice storm. Up until now, all I've had to deal with on my stairs is some snow with some ice thrown in. This morning, a nice thin layer of glaze was covering my deck and my stairs. Uh oh!

Table salt does work, you just have to give it a few minutes. What you didn't see is that I did work my way down the stairs to start my car and let it run a few minutes, whew! It was not easy, I just had to tread very, very lightly.

What are some alternative ice melting techniques out there?