Non-stick cooking spray is something that I use almost daily when baking and cooking. Whether to spray cake pans, muffin tins, a loaf pan or pizza pan, it is a staple in our kitchen.
But, did you know there are many other uses for that trusty can of cooking spray?
In the Kitchen
1. No mess ~ When spraying do it over the sink or an open dishwasher to prevent any messes.
2. Knives ~ Fresh garlic and dried fruit can stick to your knife like glue. Give both sides of you knife a quick spray and it will be much easier to chop sticky foods.
3. Measuring cups/spoons ~ Before measuring sticky liquids products, such as corn syrup, molasses, and peanut butter, give the cup/spoon a quick spray and the sticky ingredient will easily slip right out.
4. Cheese grater ~ grating a hard cheese such as can be a bit of a workout, but if you spray the grater first the cheese will slide, making grating much simpler.
5. Cupcakes/Muffins ~ If using paper liners, spray them before adding batter to prevent the paper from sticking.
6. Tomato stains on plastic storage containers ~ We often make a big batch of pasta sauce and freeze it for a quick weeknight meal. The problem, however, used to be the containers would become stained by the tomato sauce. The solution? Give the containers a quick spray before adding sauce and the sauce won’t stain.
7. Jellied salads/desserts ~ Prevent jellied salads and desserts from sticking by prepping the mold with cooking spray.Forming Meatballs or Burgers
8. Forming Meatballs or Burgers ~ A quick spray with non-stick, and the meat stays off your fingers and forms perfectly.
9. Perfect slices of pie ~ Spray the inside of your pie pan prior to adding your crust so your slices come out nice and clean.
10. Barbecuing ~ Spray right onto your grill to prevent foods from sticking.
11. Clean up ~ Coat your food processor or blender blades before use for simple cleanup.
Around the House
12. Squeaky hinges ~ a quick spritz of cooking spray and the squeak is gone.
13. Snow shovel ~ Spray the shovel prior to use and snow won’t stick.
14. Sticking locks ~ Spray the key with cooking spray then slide the key in and out a few times, and your lock won’t stick anymore.
15. Putty Knife ~ Coat your knife with a few sprays before use and clean up will be a lot easier.
16. Lawn Mower ~ Give the blades and undercarriage of your mower a few quick sprays. It will keep the clippings from sticking.
17. Debugger ~ If you have dead bugs stuck to your car bumpers and grills just spritz a clean cloth with cooking spray, rub and the bugs will easily come off.
18. Defrosting a freezer ~ If your freezer gets ice build up inside, defrost, then spray the inside walls with non-stick cooking spray. Your next defrosting will be a breeze.
19. Bicycles ~ bicycle chain’s not shifting so easily? Give it a couple of sprays and then wipe away excess.
Do you have any other innovative uses for non-stick cooking spray?