Not only can you smear butter on your food, but it has some great uses around your home. This just goes to show that butter goes well with everything.

So grab that stick, and let's go make Paula Deen proud!

Step 1: De-Sticks

The natural oils in butter are perfect for combating any and everything sticky. If you've been crafting and got some glue on your hands, first rub them with butter before washing with soap and water.

After your in-home wax treatment, your legs are hair-free but still have some waxy remnants. Just like with the glue, rub a bit of butter on it, and the whole mess will wash off with soap and water.

Gum in your hair? Never fear! Apply softened butter to your locks, and the bubble gum will glide off pain-free.

Maybe you parked your car under and especially sappy tree, or perhaps got a bit over-enthusiastic while tree-hugging. If you've got sap all over, dislodge it by rubbing some soft butter on the spot with a cloth. Wipe away, and wash with soap and water.

If you're needing to cut up some sticky food (pies, dates, toffee, marshmallows, etc) spread a knife very thinly with butter before slicing in. It will slide through easily without sticking - and add a few more delicious calories to your plate.

<p>What makes you think coconut oil is better for cats and dogs than butter? They're both basically the same thing. If anything, butter is better because it's from animals instead of plants.</p><p> Also, while butter is made from cream, it lasts longer than milk or cream because it will not curdle- which, I might add, is the process by which cheese is made. So I wouldn't worry about leaving butter unrefrigerated for a few days. Most people use it up before then anyway, and if you cover it it's even safer. </p><p>And the reason mayonnaise removes gum from hair is that it contains oil. Just like other common remedies like peanut butter, vaseline, and BUTTER.</p>
<p>Please read the label on spreadable butter. It has WATER added. It wil get moldy if left out.</p>
<p>I don't know what is the status of the product - Lock Ease - a graphite based dry lubricant - something I used quite often some 40 years ago when I lived in Chicago area. Never posed a problem with pest or collecting dust that others oils or butter would incur.</p>
<p>I used a product for locks and such, made of molybdenum sulfide. A silvery powder that had a petroleum carrier that evaporated almost instantly leaving a slippery powder that would not attract dirt or freeze in cold weather.</p>
<p>Oh, I wish I had kept the link. I once read a scientific paper from Princeton on consumer products containing no chemicals. The body was three blank pages. </p><p>Absolutely everything contains chemicals, you are just more comfortable with ones you regularly consume.</p>
<p>THANK YOU! I cannot emphasize how much I agree with your comment. Everything is made of chemicals!</p>
<p>Absolutely correct. The body does not recognize or utilize 'food.' Everything the body uses is chemicals, whether natural or made in a laboratory.</p>
<p>For removing gum residue from labels I use plain old veg cooking oil. Coat and leave it for about 30 minutes and wash / wipe / rub it off with a non marring scrubbing pad and soapy water. </p>
<p>Eucalyptus oil is also excellent for removing sticky labels, bandaids and similar.</p><p>Where I live, if we were to put butter or any food product for that matter, on sticking hinges, we'd be providing the ants, roaches and bugs with a meal.</p>
<p>a,little olive works for the hinge</p>
<p>Provided you squeeze out all the water from your butter, it should be able to stay out for a week or more without going bad.</p><p>I don't know how you make your butter, so I can't estimate the amount of residual water in it, but too much water might be a reason for it becoming cheesy. If, at all, butter with almost no water may become rancid if kept in a room too hot for too long, but not cheesy. Which is also the reason I'd be weary of using it on door hinges - they'd probably develop some smell, in a few weeks of buttery non-squeak.</p><p>Depending on the oil the cooking spray contains, the effect on hinges may be similar, for the same reason (i.e. rancidity). Plus, all vegetable cooking fats tend to form a sort of gum, in time, as they become rancid and change their chemical structure - not something I'd like on my door hinges. (Coconut fat is an exception - this one seemingly never becomes rancid, regardless of temperature or moisture.)</p><p>What I've found to be working far better than any other grease for removing gum or other sticky stuff from just about anything is hand cream - no particular brand, all seem to do a good job. Essentially, polyurethane-based adhesive is a very nasty sticky stuff, which is assumed to come off only with a thin layer of skin (the dead cells at the exterior of your skin, that is). I found that rubbing your hands with a generous amount of hand cream (not so much that it drips off your hands, just enough that your hands are heavily greasy), waiting for half an hour or so, then rubbing your hands some more will make epoxy adhesive come off like scales. The cream itself is absorbed into your skin, after some more rubbing and patient waiting, so no alcohol. Tried vegetable oil too, but it didn't work well. Never tried mayo. When I use mayo, I make it myself, and that one only contains vegetable oil and no other fats, so I don't expect it to work any better than plain vegetable oil.</p>
<p>&quot;....something with chemicals in it&quot; Really, would you like to give me a list of things that don't have chemicals in it. Did you ever take a basic chemistry course that included the concept of molecules?</p>
<p>Years ago, our cat pulled down a strip of flypaper. It was pulling his hair out and he was totally freaked out. I rubbed butter into his fur to remove the glue, and the cat was willing to calmly remove any excess butter.</p>
<p>Come on people it's BUTTER , you put it on your toast , you put it on your veggies , you put a whole lot on cooked ronies then a little sauce but you all don't be putting it on your feet , your cats , your burns ,your sticky hinges , etc , etc ,etc . Wow I can't believe you all , it's butter ! Use it for what it was intended for !</p>
Or, you can use it for many other things with great results. Could you imagine if Facebook was only used for what it was intended for? The reason it stopped being a college only thing was cuz people were using all sorts of methods to get around having to be in a specific college.
<p>Deep-fried butter.</p>
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<p>A lot of these are actually the same this, it works great as a lubricant, probably worth repeating though.</p><p>Also it's worth noting, butter is a damn sight better for you than margerine if you are going to do something as mundane as eat it.</p>
<p>My wife was horrified when she found out I used WD-40 to get gum from my son's hair. Worked great though!</p>
<p>Oh, Ice Cubes is what Mom used for gum in the hair.</p>
<p>My mom used peanut butter. The oils destroy the gum's stickiness.</p>
<p>Piff Paff does it also</p>
<p>Another old home remedy that actually does work is to rub butter on a young baby's head to soften up cradle cap and get rid of it, my daughter had horrid cradle cap and we tried this as a last resort. Although it does make the baby smell odd but a normal bath and wash fixes that.</p>
<p>I've heard of that butter trick for burns along time ago. And disagreed with it when I tried it on a burn I had. Too this day people still pass that advice along! From a military friend he said to keep a bag of flour in the refrigerator. He said make a paste out of it and smear it on the burn. It works. Try it next time. Youl'll be amazed. </p>
<p>putting butter on a burn is plain stupid, it increases the burning and the subsequent cooling time as it &quot;cooks&quot;</p><p>WATER only and a lot of it for at least ten minutes!</p>
<p>First Aid always comes before treatment. water, Water, WATER.</p>
<p>As far as the fish odor goes, you have the same problem if you work with photographic developer. If you make dinner with onions, no matter how well you soap wash it, as soon as it hits the developer, the odor comes back. There are several sources for a hunk of stainless steel that looks like a river rock, but any stainless steel can be used. Wash your hands with warm water, using a piece of stainless steel as you would a bar of soap, and odors will be a thing of the past.</p>
<p>&quot;If you're out of WD-40, or don&rsquo;t have any oil, you can stop a door from squeaking by rubbing a little butter on the hinge.&quot;</p><p>Just a quick note: WD-40 should not be used as a long-term solution for anything that squeaks or is hard to move. It's good at loosening things up, like a rusted bolt or hinge, and for cleaning off rust. But it shouldn't be used as a long-term lubricant - it begins to gel after awhile, and it collects dirt and dust, making the problem worse.</p>
<p>The pill one is pretty smart. I also can't wait to go put butter on my cat's paws!</p>
<p>Another use for butter is to remove tar. Rub the butter onto the tar and it will disolve instantly. Then you can wash out.</p>
<p>neat. but can someone explain, why I would carve a sculpture out of butter? it would be easier to make a variety of sweet foods like cakes biscuits and of course bread and butter pudding.</p>
<p>Learn to can. Can butter when it goes on sale. Butter is a FOOD, not a &quot;Tool&quot;, so ...</p>
<p>that is, rub grease on hands, rub, then wipe off with gunk on paper towels. I also found that swallowing gel encapsulated pills is much easier if wetted a few moments, in water or just in mouth before swallowing. Even swallowed with water, with water, a dry pill can sometimes be sticky. </p>
<p>like dissolves like, so alkyd paint, tars, pitch, roof and driveway sealer.., many things that do not easily wash off w soap and water can be removed w grease or oil. I keep leftover bacon grease or othe fat or oil. I rub it on the spot and wipe with per towels or rags, repeat as needed.</p>
<p>Every one here is wrong, Pasta and noodles migrated here from Mars 200,009 years ago. </p>
<p>It's important to know that there is no &quot;heat trapped&quot; in a burn. Within seconds, any heat is GONE. By the time you get to the refrigerator, there is no heat left. By the time you get to the burn center, forget it. I'm not saying that putting butter on a burn is good or bad, I'm just saying that any explanation that involves trapping heat is automatically wrong. Same with cold water or ice. If you're using them to get rid of trapped heat, you're wasting your time. Try touching a curling iron to the bathroom sink for a fraction of a second like you might do when you burn your hand. Wait 3 seconds and touch the sink. What do you feel? Nothing! Rub butter on it and what do you feel? Nothing!</p><p>How about if we just use burn cream for burns, WD-40 for squeaky hinges, soap for washing hands, and ziploc bags for preserving foods? Burn cream is miraculous on minor burns. Don't believe the &quot;it's natural, so it must be good&quot; fallacy for aloe or other &quot;natural&quot; creams. The Mayo Clinic gave aloe a rating of &quot;Unclear scientific evidence for this use&quot; in using aloe to help burns (<a>http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/aloe/e...</a> It should be noted that they gave higher grades than that to ridiculous claims like treating genital herpes and preventing lung cancer with aloe. That's how bad the research on aloe for burns is. </p><p>JUST BUY A TUBE OF BURN CREAM! </p>
<p>NO No, no to burn cream. The only thing to put on any burn is cold running water for 20 mins. If the burn is on a child under 5 yrs, no matter how small, take the child immediately to the nearest doctor or nurse. A clean pillow case is ideal to lightly cover the burn. Burns smaller than a diameter of 3 to 4cm may be treated at home. That's where the burn cream is good. Any bigger than 3 to 4cm must be treated by a Health Professional.</p>
<p>Never ever use the &quot;ole wives tale&quot; to apply ANY kind of fat on any burn! A burn is an 'inflammation' which causes instant tissue damage. When a 'fat' substance is applied to the burn, then the burn is 'insulated' and the heat retained will not escape, thus FASTER tissue damage occurs! The only way to reverse the inflammation is to instantly apply a 'cold' substance, aka; very cold water or a cold pack. That will definitely insure that tissue damage will be kept to an absolute minimum.</p>
<p>lListen to an Emergency Dept. Nurse........... Never, ever put cold packs or ice on any burn. You are very likely to give the patient an ice burn as well as their heat burn. Don't waste time looking for ice or ice pack. Get cold running water on to the burn, fast. The water might even be beer, wine or even dirty ditch water! We can always treat any infection later. The important thing is 20 mins under cold, running water. The sooner that's done, the sooner the burning stops. Thanks to listening to my rave.</p>
Agreed. When I was 5 I touched the side of a vast iron BBQ grill with both hands while it was in use.<br><br>Not knowing any better at the time, my mom but butter on my left hand. It hurt so much I refused to let her do the same to the right hand. Looking back I really should have been taken to the hospital.<br><br>My left hand can still feel pressure, most texture, and some temperature variations but not nearly to the extent I can with my right hand. The skin on my left hand fingertips has thicker skin.<br><br>On the bright side it makes working on cars easier since sharp edges don't bother it as much, and my fingertips don't get sore from playing the guitar. :)
<p>LOL.....I didn't have to &quot;burn&quot; my fingers to play guitar....I just wore them out 'till they bled.</p>
<p>Have not tried butter, tooth paste will do if you have no butter.</p>
<p>Isn't it up to the individual to consider the expense of an item? I have no problem using butter for any of the ideas listed in the post! The expense is MY business!using</p>
<p>Butter or margarine which is best for your health? Just first find out WHICH COMPANY SIGNED THE CHEQUE FOR THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE LAB!!!</p><p>Here in South Africa, the one week the &quot;Lab&quot;said &quot;Butter is bad&quot;and the following week it was stated that margarine is just one step from being plastic and thus &quot;POISON&quot; </p>
<p>I worked for a tanker transport company in Australia that carted the raw materials (crude veggie oil) of margarine in road tankers that had carried diesel as the prior load. Prior to the introduction of unleaded fuel we carted the crude seed oil in tankers that had previously carried leaded petrol - unleaded was considered worse than leaded!! The tankers would get a very basic hot wash before loading with no inspection as to how clean they were or whether all the residues from the prior load had been removed. At least with the dairy industry they have dedicated milk tankers - so its only butter for me and my family for the past 30 years.</p>
I once spent 5 1/2 hours jacking and digging my car out of a sandbank using butter to grease the jack when it got full of sand. (The forestry road had been graded very wide and there was no way to tell only the middle third was the actual road, and the only part that was solid...)

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