4 Things to Clean with Peanut Butter
Right now, more than 75% of U.S. homes have one common ingredient in the kitchen: peanut butter. While it is a great addition to any sandwich (click here for great ways to elevate the traditional PB&J), the properties of peanut butter actually make it a great cleaning agent. In honor of National Peanut Day (yes, it really is a thing), we wanted to share with you 4 things you can clean with peanut butter.
The next time little Mary drops her gum into the carpet, grab the peanut butter! After removing as much gum as possible, rub a small drop of peanut butter on the spot and let sit for 5 minutes. Wipe with a damp cloth, and gently dab with warm water mixed with 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid.
A fish fry is always good for the stomach, but not so good for your kitchen—the odor is one of the toughest things to get rid of, especially if the weather isn’t letting you air out your home. Put a spoonful of peanut butter in the pan to absorb the odor while the fish is frying. Keep the peanut butter mostly on the edge of the pan so it doesn’t mix in with the fish.
With warmer weather still in our midst, you may be still fighting those dreaded white water rings left on tables by cold drinks (and guests who forget to use coasters!). Spread a thick layer of peanut butter over the stain and leave it overnight. The next morning, simply wipe it off and the stain should be gone.
Price tag residue is a real thing—and a real problem for all those home products you buy such as picture frames, glasses and mirrors. After peeling off the first layer of the sticker, rub some peanut butter on the remaining glue. With some light scraping, the residue will separate from the glass.
Talk to us: What is something you have cleaned using peanut butter?
image courtesy of flickr CC/Denise Krebs