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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>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...)
<p>The &quot;cat people&quot; tip for butter on the paws was interesting...but letting your cat outdoors into a strange new world is not only frightening for the cat, it's just plain stupid for an owner to consider. Say farewell to your furry feline friend before he/she gets hit by a car or eaten by a coyote. Gruesome fate for your poor kitty.</p>
<p>I found this butter paw tip funny and would not rely on it. If my cat has a tendency to bolt, I'm most likely not gonna stop to rub butter on it and then encourage it to bolt anyway hoping the butter stops it. I'm going to get it's harness, put it on the cat, attach the lead to the harness, and then hold the cat back while I open the door and let the cat move forward and the pace I designate and then allow the cat to search and become familar with the boundaries and surroundings in a controlled fashion. Save the butter for when I burn myself in the kitchen when the cat tangles my legs while making tea. LOL ( Joke about butter on burns. BURN!!!)</p>
<p>Ridiculous and expensive tips. To the debate I add the Butter Bell<em></em>. Keeps your butter fresh and soft, room temp on your counter top. I own several (for garlic butter etc.) and give them as gifts. </p>
<p>Don't let butter anywhere near your leather goods!. Butter contains salt and salt will certainly hurt leather.</p>
<p>WOW! I have never seen such a hornets nest stirred up over an instructible. Perhaps this is why it was featured. it prompted ME to make my first post.</p><p>1. Using butter on a SUN BURN was listed. The &quot;heat&quot; is irrelevant. </p><p>2. I figured most of these suggestions considered that nothing more appropriate is available. </p><p>3. I also assume [no matter what that makes of U and me] that margarine could very well have been understood, 1/4 of the expense.</p>
<p>What difference does it make...pasta is great...It was the Italians that made it more popular than any other culture using it.with their variations..and lets not compare noodles with pasta.</p>
Mostly good tips, but I disagree with this. Adding any kind of fat to pasta-cooking water will, obviously, make the pasta oily and prevent sauce from coating it properly (unless, of course, you're having plain ol' pasta with butter). The best way to keep a pot of pasta from boiling over? Use the right amount of water (lots) and a pot size appropriate to the quantity of pasta you're cooking, stir regularly for the first couple of minutes and don't walk away from the stove for more than a few minutes at a time.
THIS: <em>don't walk away from the stove&nbsp; </em>is probably the best advice on that one. &nbsp;
<p>I use a pressure cooker when I make pasta it works the best. I cook it for ten minutes after the pressure valve opened</p>
That's absolutely right but a little misleading. Some clarifications:<br /> <ul> <li> A small dash of any kind of oil on the surface of the water helps to prevent foaming and boiling over <em>if you're using a pot that's too small</em> for the amount of pasta you're cooking. <ul> <li> It helps when you don't want to wash a giant pot.</li> <li> Or when you only own the most basic of cookware but still need to eat something easy.</li> </ul> </li> <li> It won't make the pasta oily, as you'd pour most of it off along with the rest of the water.</li> <li> It shouldn't change the sauce-adherence because the oils wouldn't come into contact with the starchy outside of the pasta. The oils would just be on top, being a waste of oil/boil-over prevention.</li> </ul> Generally, adding oil/butter to your pasta water is just a waste. It can be useful when you need to leave your pasta unattended--which you shouldn't do because of fires, curious bears, and other safety concerns. Oil has its place in pasta water, it's just not the &quot;right&quot; way to do it. Think of it as a hack that can be useful in some circumstances.<br />
A pasta hack. I likes it!
<p>I have seen the one about using butter on a hinge but be aware that that butter will become rancid after a bit then you have a different problem. </p>
<p>For burns, keep a potato in the refrigerator. Quickly grate some and apply it to the burned area. Works great!</p>
STEP 4: butter or any oil on a &quot;burn&quot; of any kind will increase the intensity of the burn by holding the heat in and causing more damage. I would not indorse this one.<br> <br> <br> SO&nbsp; please PLEASE use cold water, ice, or anything but oils on a burn of any kind.&nbsp;
I agree with this in Part.<br>Yes, the immediate treatment for a burn is to remove the heat. the heat causes damage and the longer the heat is there the more damage it can cause. So you DON'T want to apply anything that hold heat. <br><br>But don't use COLD water or ICE on it because it can cause more pain and damage. Use COOL Water to bring down the heat and cool it closer to BODY temperature. It's not the same as a bruise where you want to slow down blood flow to prevent swelling, You want to remove the heat and allow blood flow to also remove heat from any interior damaged tissue while bringing fresh blood to the wounded area.<br><br>Then after you have cooled the area, an application of butter (I've used ghee) or oil can help keep the skin from blistering and reduce the scarring. In my experience with burns (embarrased) the burn area seems to &quot;dry out&quot; . Mostly the oils in the skins have been essentially cooked and you have less of a barrier to protect the damaged skin while it heals. The application of butter or coconut oil is more like the skins natural oil barrier and will help protect the skin. My last burn, I can't even tell where it was because I used ghee on it after I cooled it off.
All good advice. I suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns (mostly 2nd) on my hand last summer while on vacation and was far from a hospital. While my husband was trying to locate the nearest hospital, my niece called a pharmacy. I had heard before not to use butter (something my mother always used for burns when we were younger), but the reason I had been told in the past was for fear of infection. <br> <br>The pharmasict told us not to use butter, cocoa butter or NEOSPORIN because it holds the heat in and can make the burn worse. It was news to me, neosporin was the first thing we thought of because we couldn't find the aloe. <br> <br>*btw...I did use use ice, cool water would not have cut it, as I was in excruciating pain and ice was the only thing the helped. They took it away at the ER but let me have it back once I was bandaged. <br>The pain meds I got at the ER didn't touch the pain, but Ibuprofin brought some relieve as it reduced the swelling.

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