Clean and Lubricate Your Can Opener with Wax Paper

Ever since I’ve had a kitchen to call my own, wax paper has been a staple in it. It’s always been my go-to for keeping food from sticking and occasionally as the medium for preserving beautiful fall leaves! But other than those uses, it pretty much sits in a drawer. That is until I discovered these ingenious ideas for utilizing this inexpensive kitchen staple!

From speeding up snow shoveling time to getting a zipper unstuck, check out these creative ways to use it around the house.

Source: 16 Smart Uses for Wax Paper

Freeze your bacon using wax paper. Fold in rashers, accordion-style, then place it in a freezer bag. I eat the stuff on the weekends, but even a small package tends to spoil before I finish. When you’re ready, all you have to do it tear off as much as you’ll eat and put the rest back in the freezer. You can either let the retrieved bacon thaw (doesn’t take too long) or throw it right on the fire. If you cook it right away, though, it will be a little chewy. If you prefer it on the crisp side, let it sit out for a bit.

Also, go ahead and scrub your can opener with a toothbrush. That stuff next you think is rust? It may be old food…. eww. I thought mine had just rusted or changed color with age- nope!