Who Would Have Thought?!?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Who Would Have Thought?!?
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 7:45am

You love butter in your food, but did you know it can also be put to work around the house, too? We rounded up 18 of our favorite household uses for this refrigerator staple.

18 Surprising Home Uses for Butter



Never would I have thought to give any of these a try!  Have you used butter on anything other than your food? ;) 

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 01-31-2014 - 8:32pm

I have used it for a couple of those uses: coating pills to give to the cat, and using it instead of vaseline to remove a ring. My dad used to say that when you moved a cat to a new house that you should put butter on its paws before letting it outside. He said that the cat would leave a trail of butter scent and be able to find its way back. I suspected that it wouldn't go far because it would be cleaning its paws!

I would not use butter for a few of those uses, like on door hinges. Butter out of refrigeration can go rancid prett quickly and it would be hard to get that odor out of the hinges. And I assume that unsalted butter should be used for some of those uses? Interesting article, thanks for sharing.