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Vegetable Oil: 3 Things You Never Thought To Do With It

Updated on April 29, 2011

Vegetable Oil....

As we commonly know it, veggie oil is a common kitchen item used to lubricate certain recipes and thicken up others. You could probably find hundreds ways to use vegetable oil in the kitchen. Though in this article, we are going to look at three unusual ways you can use vegetable oil outside of the kitchen.

Tired of Cleaning Lawn Mower Blades?

Did you know that you can coat your lawn mower blades with vegetable oil before you use your mower, and it will help to keep most of the grass from sticking to the blades? This can save you the hassle of having to stop and clean your blades out every time you do a heavy mow.

As a bonus feature, having vegetable oil on your mower blades is supposed to be able to help keep them from rusting, which extends your investment in your lawn care tools!

Darn That Sticky Snow!

Have you ever been in the middle of shoveling snow away from your driveway or walkway, and had to stop to get the packed snow off the shovel?

Well now you can save yourself the extra stress, and dress your shovel in a coating of vegetable oil. Once you've coated your shovel, you will find it extra resistant to that darn sticky snow.

How about that for three things to do with vegetable oil outside of the kitchen?

Bumper Sticker Removal

Tired of those unsightly bumper stickers that have clustered on your vehicle?

Well have no fear! Vegetable oil is here to save the day!

Just use a hair drier to loosen up the sticker, then peel away what you can. Then you can cover the stuck-on residue from the stickers with vegetable oil. Allow that to soak for a little while, maybe 20 minutes, then wash it all away!

Have you ever used vegetable oil for one of these purposed?

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