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I was in the kitchen and saw a wasp flying around. I didn't want to spray bug killer in the house so I took a can of generic cooking spray, and sprayed the bug when it landed on the window. It fell to the floor and I could step on it and get rid of it. The oil coats the wings and they can not longer fly.
By Yarnlady from PA
The next best thing to WD40 is baking spray. I have used it on hinges, squeaky cabinets, and so many other things. I got my key stuck in the lock at work and I sprayed butter baking spray in the lock and it came out just as slick as a slimy snake. So if you are in need of WD40 and don't have it, try your baking spray. You'd be surprised at what it can handle.
By Gem from VA
When spraying your baking and frying pans with no stick spray, open your dishwasher door and place the item on it. Spray your cooking pans as desired and simply close the dishwasher door. No oily mess to clean off the counters and items on your counter in the general area and especially not on the floors making an extreme slipping hazard.
Close the door and easily clean it all up the next time you run your dishwasher through the cycles leaving a shiny clean inside door and no residue to clean while trying to prepare your food saving time, energy and money by not having to purchase as much cleaning supplies. Simple and easy, try it and guaranteed you will use this trick often, I know I do!
By Beau D from Vancouver, WA
When mixing meat loaf, patting marshmallow candy into a pan, or kneading pizza dough, I first spray my hands with non-stick cooking spray. It keeps the food from sticking and washes off easily with soap and water.
By M. Day, OH
Lightly spray your beaters with cooking spray. This helps to prevent batter from sticking on the beaters plus easier clean up. Also, when mashing potatoes, spray the masher with cooking spray.
You can lightly spray most utensils for baking/cooking to prevent sticking and for easier clean-up. To prevent over spraying, hold beaters/utensils over bowl or baking pan that is to be used, then lightly spray.
By Nana from NE PA / USA
If you're going on a car trip and know you're going to be driving through an area with a lot of bugs (like the south), spray some Pam cooking spray on your windshield and radiator grill to keep the bugs from sticking. You will have a much easier time washing them off!
Pam nonstick spray will keep snow sliding off of satellite dishes during the snow fall.
By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN
When bothered by squeaky or rusty hinges, you probably have the quick cure right in your kitchen. Any cooking spray will work just fine, and most of us have a can of that on hand.
When mowing your lawn, spray cooking spray on blade and under deck so the grass won't clog up your mower. This works like a charm and we have a swampy lawn.
Non stick cooking oil spray is good for moisturizing the cuticles of your fingernails. When you are spraying a pan with the oil, just go ahead and spray your cuticles at the same time.
Instead of getting your hands all oily when prepping potatoes for baking, simply put your prepped potatoes on a plate or tray, and use cooking spray oil on them, turn taters over, spray the other side, and you're done!
Instead of using oil to keep spaghetti and/or pasta from sticking while cooking, use Pam cooking spray in the water as it begins to boil.
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Creaky doors bug the life out of me. I absolutely hate to hear them. If I have run out of WD40, I get my pan spray and spray a bit in the hinges and the problem is gone. Other fabulous uses are on squeaky wheelchairs, refrigerators, freezers, and other squeaky mobility devices. It doesn't hurt the finish of paint or other surfaces and if you get it on the floor it is an easy cleanup. It just works wonders and Voila! the creaks are gone.
By maphisx7 from Gordonsville, VA
Yes, I was once visiting my daughter and got tired of hearing the creaky do. So I pulled out the cooking spray and the noise was gone. My daughter asked "how did you get the door to stop that noise?" I told her there was usually always a way to solve a problem without having to go out and buy a product. Thinking out of the box can save money. Growing up poor has helped me in so many ways. (07/21/2010)
It seems to work well at first, but over time the cooking spray will get "gunky" and collect grime where WD40 will not. (07/22/2010)