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Unexpected Uses For Peanut Butter

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Some people outgrow PB&Js after their elementary school days, and others continue to eat them for the rest of their lives. Whether you fall into either category or somewhere in between, we’re convinced you should keep a jar on hand for non-sandwich purposes, and we’re here to tell you why. Because it’s National Peanut Butter Month, Westminster Towers Blog has some surprising uses for peanut butter for you to try out in your Tacoma, WA apartment! We’re sure that even if you don’t love to eat it, these uses will remind you why this stuff can have a place in everyone’s heart. 

Remove Chewed Gum 

It seems like there comes a time in everyone’s childhood where they either get gum stuck in their own hair or they witness it first hand in someone else’s. Does anyone else still remember the horrible sound of the scissors snipping the gum out after your mom tried and tried but couldn’t seem to tug it out? Luckily, this traumatic scene can be a thing of the past. Watch this funny video from Rhett & Link’s Good Mythical Morning to see for yourself that with a little peanut butter on your fingers and a little head massaging, you’ll have gum out of hair in no time!

Fight Kitchen Odors 

We assume you’re not in the habit of frying up a dollop of peanut butter after your evening meal, but apparently, it’s an excellent way to fight off any strong odors! Westchester Magazine says, “frying fish or onions can leave your house with a stale and potent smell, but of course peanut butter can change that. After cooking, put a tablespoon of peanut butter in a hot frying pan, and let it fry for a few minutes.” Try this out next time you cook a delicious dinner that leaves behind a strange afterstench. 

Remove Stuck Labels

Listverse describes our sentiments about sticky price tags perfectly: “despite the major advances in science in recent years, no one seems to have managed to invent a label that can be removed easily without leaving any glue behind. Fortunately, we have peanut butter. Rub some of the tasty spread on the label glue and rub with a cloth – it works brilliantly.” 

Seal Your Ice Cream Cone 

It’s a sad day when your favorite ice cream starts to slowly drip out of the bottom of your homemade waffle cone. Next time, Wise Bread suggests you “put a big blob of peanut butter… into the bottom of the cone... Now, the melting ice-cream won't make the cone soggy or leaky, and you'll have a delicious extra treat when you reach the bottom.”