Cooking spray makes cooking a little easier, but it can also make some of your other household tasks a little easier.
I love sharing common household products that can be used in unexpected ways. Buying a product that can be used in a variety of different manners is not only prudent but very good for your wallet.
I was really excited when I stumbled on some different ways that you could use cooking spray. I actually never thought about adding cooking spray to my list of WWII money saving tips. It wasn’t until one of the kids had a problem with their bike chain that I found how versatile this stuff really is.
- Hair– to remove from gum, spray the gum with cooking oil and work it out with a comb. Wash hair to remove the oil.
- Hands – to remove paint, spray hands with cooking spray working it in, rinse and wash with soap.
- Hand – to remove grease, spray hands with cooking spray working it in, rinse and wash with soap and water.
- Hands – to relieve dryness and itching, massage hands with cooking spray.
- Manicure – to set nail polish quickly, spray freshly paint nails with a coast of cooking oil.
- Measuring Cups – to help sticky stuff slide out easily, coat with cooking spray prior to filling.
- Cheese – to make grating and clean up easy, spray the grater with a little cooking oil before you start.
- Food – to prevent food from sticking to your hands, spray your hands with cooking oil before touching it.
- Homemade Bread – to keep the plastic wrap from sticking when the dough is rising, spray the plastic wrap with a little cooking oil before covering.
- Desserts – to keep the plastic wrap from sticking, lightly spray the wrap with cooking oil before covering it.
- Boiling Water – to keep it from boiling over, spray the inside of the pot with cooking oil. When it begins to boil spray a little more on top of the water.
- Popcorn – to cook perfectly, coat all of the kernels evenly with cooking spray before cooking.
- Slicing – to keep food from sticking to your knife, spray with a little cooking oil before you start chopping.
- Soap Scum – to remove from tub and shower, spray with cooking oil and wipe it off with a rag. Clean the surface with soap and water to remove residual oil.
- Faucets – to shine, wipe them with a little cooking spray.
- Artificial plants – to clean, spray the leaves with cooking oil and wipe with a clean rag.
- Plastic containers – to prevent tomato stains, lightly spray the container with cooking oil before filling with anything containing tomatoes.
- Freezer – to avoid ice buildup, spray the inside with cooking oil the next time you clean it.
- Decals – to remove residue, spray with cooking oil and rub it away with a rag.
- Stickers – to remove, spray with cooking oil and rub it away with a rag.
- Dryer – to remove melted crayon, spray with cooking oil and wipe with a clean rag.
- Tile – to remove scuff marks, spray with cooking oil and wipe with a clean rag.
- Mower– to prevent grass from sticking to the blade and under carriage, spray with cooking oil before mowing.
- Snow Shovel – to prevent snow from sticking, spray with cooking oil before using.
- Snow Blower – to prevent from clogging, spray the chute before using.
- Fishing Reel – to cast farther, spray the fishing line with a little cooking oil.
- Garden Tools – to clean, spray with cooking oil and wipe with a rag.
- Sleds – to add some speed, spray a little cooking oil on the bottom before heading out.
- Bicycle Chains – to lubricate, spray a little of the cooking oil on the chain, not to much, then wipe off any excess with a rag.
- Bugs – to remove from your car, spray the with cooking oil and wipe them away.
- Locks – to lubricate, spray a few pumps of cooking oil into the keyhole, then let it sit for a few minutes.
- Doors – to eliminate squeaks, spray the hinges with a little cooking spray and wipe away any drips.
- Candles – to remove soot, spray with cooking oil and wipe with a clean rag.
- Rusty Nuts & Bolts – to loosen, spray heavily with cooking oil.
- Toys – to lubricate rolling toys, spray the wheels with a little cooking oil and wipe any drips with a clean rag.
- Car Rims – to easily clean, the next time you wash them spray with a little cooking oil.
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** If, by some small miracle, you worked at Amway in Ada, MI in the 1980’s and were the person my mother loaned the notebook to, please contact me. The notebook is a small (aprox. 6″x9″) black leather, 3-ring binder, and contains hand drawn patterns (teddy bear), recipes and household tips and tricks. It would mean so much to my family to have it back.