We bet you never thought of using this kitchen staple for anything other than cooking.

1. Keep mold off cheese

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Why waste good cheese by letting the cut edges get hard or moldy? Give semi-hard cheeses a light coat of butter to keep them fresh and free of mold. Each time you use the cheese, coat the cut edge with butter before you rewrap it and put it back in the fridge.

2. Remove sap from skin

Remove sap from skin

3. Zap ink stain on doll’s face

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Uh-oh, one of the kids used a pen to draw a new smile on that favorite doll’s face. Try eliminating the marks by rubbing butter on them and leaving the doll’s face-up in the sun for a few days. Wash it off with soap and water.

4. Cut sticky foods with ease

Cut sticky foods with ease

5. Prevent pots from boiling over

Prevent pots from boiling over

6. Help the medicine go down

Help the medicine go down

7. Fix a squeaky door

Fix a squeaky door

8. Get gum out of hair

Get gum out of hair

9. Remove stubborn rings

Remove stubborn rings

10. Treat dry hair

Treat dry hair

11. Make ghee

Make ghee

12. Upgrade your coffee

Upgrade your coffee

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