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15 Surprising Uses for Butter

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Make Cheese Last Longer Coat the cut edge of a hard cheese with butter. It will prevent the molding process that comes all too quickly otherwise.

Make Onions Last Longer Only using half of an onion and don’t want to waste it? Nix the plastic baggy — spread some butter on it and wrap it in aluminum foil.

Stop Water From Boiling Over Drop a tablespoon of butter into a pot that’s boiling over.

Cut Sticky Foods Pies and brownies stick to the knife all too often. Remedy this by coating the knife in butter before you dish out dessert.

 

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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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2:49AM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

ty

10:15PM PDT on May 9, 2013

All are such good hints! Thank You

11:45AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thanks for these great tips using of butter, especially on the snow shovel ~ I guess vegetable oil would work just as well.

1:20PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Super pomysły, wypróbuję ten z paznokciami. O siebie dodam, że masło świetnie czyści plamy ze smoły.

10:47AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Jeremiah Z.,

Plastic leaches into foods; especially, such fragile and thin plastic. Let me answer the question that comes to all of us, I have no idea, why the corporations make the product to be in contact with food and The FDA allows it.

10:44AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

WHERE IS THE VEGAN BUTTER USES!! I MEAN YOU ARE POSTING ON WWW.CARE2.COM.

10:04AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

butter is probably the most expensive option you could choose for these tasks, but generally helpful (I'm going to try vegetable oil on my shovel)...

3:22AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thanks

10:47PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Why is aluminum foil preferable to plastic for onions?

11:14AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

good to know, thanks

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