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My Corning stove top always gets dirty when I cook on it and have overspill. I first use some Soft Scrub, then I take an old credit card and scrape it clean. Last, I wipe it with a soft cloth, and I have a clean stove. No trouble at all.
By Macie4 from Walnut Creek, CA
Uses for "fake" credit cards that come with credit card offers. Post your own ideas.
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I use an old credit card to clean the algae off of the front of the aquarium. Also, I took a watercolor class where the instructor used an old credit card like a squeegee to move paint around.
By Maya Lee from Redlands, CA
I use old credit cards as kitchen bench food scrapers. I find that they get off all food scraps easily. This means you save money on kitchen sponges, and the bench top doesn't get scratched.
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Use an expired credit card as a scraper while washing dishes. It easily removes stuck on food without marking the dish or pan. I also use the no-name promotional cards that I get in the mail from the credit card companies. As long as they're plastic, they will work.
By Joy from Berwick, PA
What a great idea! I will have to remember to do that.
Victoria B.C. (10/12/2007)
Exactly! Your idea is great may you come up with many more of them. Reuse is the answer to many things from just saving money to Global Warming. Keep on reusing
It also works for a frost scraper if you cannot find the one that is made for it. (10/15/2007)
They are also good for scraping off wallpaper. (10/15/2007)
They also work great for scraping gum off floors, dried glue, hardened candies etc. You can also punch holes in them and use them as large key tabs for kids, zipper pulls, luggage tags etc. With a little sanding, they are also easily paintable.
Don't throw away your outdated credit card. I use it to clean my kitchen counter, especially after making some thing like pie crust. The dough sticks to the counter top and if you take the side of the credit card it really removes any hardened dough (or anything else) very easily.
By Laura from Chicago
Great tip! I also give those "fake" credit cards to my kids to play with. I'll tell them that they got some mail. They feel like big shots. They have a play store and they use them with that.
They also can be used in arts and crafts to spread glue, etc. (01/12/2007)
I used one to scrape frost off my windshield early one morning. (01/12/2007)