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12 Surprising Uses for Mayonnaise

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12 Surprising Uses for Mayonnaise


Mayonnaise isn’t just for sandwiches! From restoring furniture to combating lice, check out some fantastic ways to use mayo.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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5:31PM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

I put it in mashed potato, it's fantastic!

5:31PM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

I put it in mashed potato, it's fantastic!

3:36AM PDT on Sep 25, 2013

Fascinating. Fell about laughing when I saw that the associated article that appeared on the first screen that I saw was about 'wire coathangers' - how are these associated...?

11:22AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Who knew--thanks 4 the great suggestions!

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9:44PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

I have used it to replace some of the butter in recipes.

11:31AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Can mayo be used on hair ?

8:57AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

I didn't know it could be used as an egg substitute in baking. And in all my years of lice checks through my 7 kids, I never thought of using mayo to suffocate Life is a learning experience.

7:18PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

with a 2 yr old it is always nice to find ways to use things i keep around the house (especially for cleaning!) thanks!

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