Presented in June 1911 by Procter & Gamble, it was the very first reducing to be made totally of veggie oil (cotton seed). And maybe we have actually offered up utilizing it to prepare with because of its high concentrations of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats).
Here are some alternative uses for Crisco that will have you using this item for more than simply frying and baking:
Use on squeaky hinges
Have an annoying door that rubs or a cabinet that squeaks? All out of WD-40 since you were utilizing it on so many other things? Lightly apply a layer of Crisco to the metal hinge, and work it backward and forward by opening and closing the door up until the noise vanishes.
Use it to lube a lock
It may be time to clean it if you have to maneuver a key back and forth in a lock to get it to open. Place a little Crisco on the key, and pull it back and forth a few times in the lock. Just clean the excess off your secret prior to placing it back in your purse or pocket.
Make a “magic” letter bag
Take a hint from my child’s preschool teacher, who struggles to obtain kids to learn how to compose lowercase and upper letters: make an inexpensive version of a Magna Doodle board utilizing Crisco and a zip-top bag. Add 1/3 -1/ 2 cup of Crisco to a zip-top bag (the measurement does not have to be exact) and press it closed. Add some duct or mailing tape to the top of the bag so that it cannot be resumed. Location the bag on a flat surface, working the Crisco into an even layer. Kids can then use their fingers to “compose” and eliminate letters of the alphabet one by one (note: hair gel can also be replaced and works well for this low-priced activity).
Utilize it on a Slip ‘N Slide
Is the kids’ Slip ‘N Slide a little worse for wear this season? Give them a handful of Crisco and let them go to town adding some “slide” back into their toy.
Shine those headlights
When bugs and debris cloud your vehicle’s headlights, spread out some Crisco on the outside, let it sit for a minute, then clean away the gunk with an old cloth. Do the very same on your vehicle’s license plates– it removes all type of messy buildup with ease.
Use it to grease a pan
Instead of a costly spray oil like Pam, utilize exactly what your granny utilized when she had to grease a baking sheet: Crisco. Use a thin layer with a repurposed butter wrapper or piece of Saran wrap. Dust lightly with flour. Whether baking brownies in a glass pan, preparing a Bundt cake pan, or dropping cookies onto a flat sheet, a canister of Crisco will extend much even more than an aerosol spray can.
Use it to get rid of gum, wax, and more from hair
Whether it’s a wad of chewing gum in bangs, a lollipop stayed with the back of a ponytail, or wax on an adult from a facial hair removal effort failed (all actual events in my house!), a bit of Crisco worked into hair can get rid of almost anything. Just complete the job with a good shampooing afterwards.
Make a survivalist candle
In a blackout, a long-burning candle is essential. Don’t have one? Do not panic. You can make one from– you guessed it– a canister of Crisco! Just add a taper candle light (or actual wick, if you occur to have one) into the middle of the canister, light, and enjoy a candle light that will last 45 days when burned for 8 hours a day. Now that’s a fantastic DIY survivalist staple! Note: beware of lighting the flame too near the cardboard outside, as that can catch on fire and burn.
Use it on dry skin
Crisco offers an easy method to obtain rid of dry spots of skin on problem areas like heals, cuticles and elbows. Rub a generous quantity (perhaps it’s the food lover in me, but I love using butter-flavored Crisco for the odor) into the dry skin at night, and cover with a fabric (socks for feet, cotton gloves for hands, and an old Ace bandage around a joint like elbows or knees). In the early morning, your skin will be smooth! Wipe away any excess or wash gently with soap and water to eliminate, and have clean, super-soft skin.
Tame a rowdy brow
Have a couple of eyebrow hairs that won’t remain down? Add a fine swab of Crisco to the hair and brush it back into location with an old, soft toothbrush.