10 cooking spray tricks you'll actually use

Non-stick cooking spray has saved more than a few pans from burnt on meat and overbaked cookies. But, much like baking soda and vinegar, this kitchen wonder has more than a few super powers perfect for tackling other projects around the house.
Make sure to stock up on your cooking oil because you're going to want to use a few of these handy hacks!
1. Shush a sticky door
When my oldest was a colicky newborn we learned the hard way that the slightest squeak would wake her up. Our college student budget solution: spraying the hinges with cooking spray. Just make sure to wipe down the walls, as it can stain.
2. De-ice the freezer
If the inside of your freezer looks like the North Pole, defrost the ice and remove it. Then, apply a generous amount of oil on the areas that normally get icy. Let it set for about ten minutes before wiping away with a rag. The oil will help prevent ice from building up again.
3. Make snow removal easier
Shave a little time off your snow removal routine by spraying your shovel with cooking spray. The spray will keep snow from sticking to your shovel, so it's easier to blow through.
4. Clean your headlights/ remove bugs
Some sources recommend using cooking spray to remove bugs from your headlights. While this is an effective solution, use caution as the oils can be a bit more difficult to remove from the body of the car than the bugs are!
5. Make your hands stick proof
Whether you're dealing with dough or raw burger, getting sticky ingredients off of your hands and into the bowl can be a bit dicey. Try coating your hands with a bit of cooking spray to keep them clean when you handle sticky foods.
6. Gooey goods be gone
When you have to measure sticky ingredients (like peanut butter or honey) make sure to give your measuring cup a spritz with oil first. This will make them way easier to clean and it will ensure all of your ingredients get out of the cup and into your dish.
7. Unstick a door lock
Spritz a bit of cooking spray onto a sticky key to make opening your front door a bit easier.
8. Say no to stains
Prevent red sauces from staining your favorite dishes (particularly the microwavable ones) by giving them a spritz before storing or cooking anything with red sauce in them.
9. Master the Mani
After you've applied that perfect coat of polish to your nails, spritz the top with a bit of cooking oil to help set the polish and speed up drying time. Rub the excess oil into your cuticles.
10. Remove soap scum from sinks
Get rid of soap scum from the sink and the tub by coating the nastiness with a bit of cooking oil. Let it set for a few minutes before wiping it away with a towel. The oils help break down the mineral deposits, making cleanup a breeze.
Next time you have a sticky problem, reach for your the cooking oil first and don't forget to share this handy tips with your friends and family on Facebook.
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