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20 Surprising Uses for Wax Paper

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Clean the Kitchen!

1. Clean a Can Opener. Run some wax paper through the gears of the can opener — it’ll loosen up any debris and help the gears run more smoothly.

2. Keep Wooden Salad Bowls in Great Shape. After washing and drying wooden salad bowls, real them up by rubbing the wood with wax paper.

3. Easily Clean up the Tops of Cabinets and the Fridge. Line these out-of-sight and hard to reach areas with wax paper. Instead of dusting and scrubbing up there, just replace the wax paper once a month.

4. Keep a Wooden Cutting Board Clean. If you are a meat eater, line a wooden cutting board with wax paper before placing raw meat on it. The wax paper will prevent juices from seeping into the board.

5. Protect the Fridge. Line the drawers with wax paper to catch any spills or grime. Replace every month or two and say goodbye to cleaning!

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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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2:20AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thank you :)

7:23PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

interesting. i'll have to try some of these

5:43PM PDT on May 13, 2013

yes, helpful!

8:18PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thank You for this article!
Nice tips!

6:56PM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

thanks!

1:17PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

knew some of these but not all.thanks.

1:07PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

my great-grandma taught me most of these :)

4:14PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Details - This is a thin tissue paper infused with paraffin, a petroleum-derived product much like that in a (non-bees) wax candle, but more highly refined for FDA-approved food use

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-06-29/entertainment/0506290007_1_paraffin-parchment-microwave-oven

11:29PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Thanks

4:37PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Great idea

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Thank You!

Egg-cellent - now I can blame my gorging on my biology. Just kiddin'. (I think).

oops, meant thanks.....or thank you

My cat thanks you for reminding mom of these wise pointers.

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