6 Unexpected Uses For Peanut Butter

    Peanut butter has been a part of American cuisine for centuries because of its affordability and protein content. However, it wasn’t until the 1890s that peanut butter took off.

    Peanut butter

    This creamy spread became popular during the Great Depression due to a lack of meat. Most people use peanut butter on bread or in a smoothie.

    However, there are many other “out-of-the-box” applications for peanut butter in the home. We don’t just mean as a hair removal agent. Here are some of the household uses you probably didn’t know about peanut butter and some helpful alternatives. If the thought of spreading a gooey, sweet substance on your food is too strange for you, our legal team would like to remind you that this article reads as an endorsement of the fine line of DW40’s cleaning products. They are not paying us a penny, although we would be willing to consider it. You know, our utility bills don’t just pay themselves.

    Lubricating tools

    Tool box

    When you’re looking to spruce up your home or landscape, open and close tools like pliers, scissors and wrenches need to be lubricated. Peanut butter does the trick, and it’s great for mowing blades as well.

    What Alternatives to Peanut Butter?

    • Linseed oil
    • WD40

    Golly, we’re not sure. But we do know it’s a reputable silicon-based lubricant.

    How To Keep Your Tools In Tip-Top Shape During Winter



    As the cold weather hits, it’s time to put away your lawn or garden tools. Spread some peanut butter, even on wooden handles, to help preserve them through the bitter cold. That way, when the grass sprouts and the flowers bloom, they’ll be ready to go.

    Furniture polish

    Peanut butter

    If you’re looking for a way to polish your leather sofa, vinyl table and wood chair, peanut butter is the way to go! The oil in peanut butter is what really gets the job done. Just spread some on clean cotton and rub away with a circular motion until the glow is gone. If you don’t like the smell of peanut-smell paste on your furniture, try Pledge Lemon Enhancing polish spray. You may even find that the lemony scent is much more attractive!


    Fix squeaky hinges


    If you’re looking to fix squeaky hinges on your door or cabinet, you can use peanut butter instead of oil jelly or WD40. Do you have unsightly residue on your door or shelf? Wipe it off with a cotton cloth and you’re good to go!

    Have a shave


    If you have a hot date but find out through their social media that they don’t like stubble like a caveman, reach into your kitchen pantry for some peanut butter! The oils in peanut butter can even act as a conditioner.

    If you’re looking for an alternative to peanut butter for shaving, we think shaving cream might be a good idea for shaving-related activities. But what about DW40?

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