The first no stick cooking spray hit the market in 1957. It’s ability to prevent food from sticking to pots and pans was an instant success making cooking easier, more enjoyable, and elbow grease a thing of the past.
Over time people began to find there were many more uses for cooking spray than its original intention. The list below shows the most popular alternative uses for non stick spray cooking oil.
These collect brake dust from wearing brake pads each time you apply your brakes. They also pick up dirt and oil from the road. You can easily avoid this hard to remove debris from sticking to your wheels by spraying a little no stick cooking oil on them after they have been cleaned. Next time you have to clean the wheels, the dirt should wipe off without a lot of elbow grease.
Bugs will wipe right off your car grill if you spray it first with cooking spray. Spray oil on a soft cloth and rub onto grill. Not only will it keep bugs from sticking but it will brighten and shine your grill.
If you have trouble with a sticky key lock, spray the key with cooking spray before inserting into the lock. Work the key back and forth a couple of times to distribute the oil.
If you have your mail delivered to a community mailbox try spraying the inside rim of your mailbox door to keep it from freezing shut in winter. You can spray a little cooking oil into the padlock as well to keep frost from forming.
Spraying your candle holders with cooking oil will keep melted wax from sticking to them for easy clean up.
Bathroom Soap Scum
Easily remove soap scum from sink, tub, and tiles, by wiping with no stick cooking oil after your initial cleaning. Spray a little oil on a clean dry cloth and polish fixtures. Soap scum and dirt will wipe right off. Rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.
Spraying your putty knife before stripping paint will make the knife much easier to clean while you are working.
In a pinch, spray cooking oil can be used to quiet a squeaky door. Spray oil on hinges and remove any drips with paper towel or cloth.
If your bicycle chain is sticking or rusted, spray it with cooking oil.
To dry nail polish quickly, spray wet nails with cooking oil.
To keep cut grass from sticking to your lawnmower blades while cutting grass, simply spray the blades with cooking oil before you begin mowing.
To keep snow from sticking to your shovel, spray the shovel before you begin and spraying the chute of a snow blower will prevent snow from clogging up the chute.
Spray your grater with non stick cooking oil to keep the cheese from sticking to the grater. You will get the job done faster and clean up is easier.
There are probably many more uses for Non-Stick Cooking Spray than the 13 ideas listed here. If you have a use that isn’t mentioned above, please let us share it with us.
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