Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray is used on a daily basis in my kitchen. In fact, it reminds me how important it is when it falls on me whenever I open the cookbook cupboard. So I wondered, for what else is this miracle in an aerosol used?
Then I found my answer at http://www.associatedcontent.com/:
20 Ideas for Use Around the House (click to follow to actual link)
FYI from the website: Just a 1.4 second spray of Pam equals one tablespoon of butter, canola oil or margarine, but the surprising fact is that this spray of Pam has only 1 gram of fat, compared to 14 grams of fat in the canola oil, 11.5 grams of fat in butter and 11 grams of fat in margarine. So for anyone who is health conscious, it seems the Pam non-stick cooking spray would be the way to go. Besides, it's all natural and doesn't have cholesterol or sodium.
Pam cooking spray is made with canola oil, grain alcohol that come from corn, soy bean lecithin that prevents it from sticking and a propellant. It doesn't contain any fluorocarbons because they were replaced with edible oils instead.
20 Uses For Pam Cooking Spray
Car Doors: Spray the rubber gaskets that surround the car door frame, and this will prevent water from seeping in and freezing the door closed. Pam will not harm the gasket.
Popcorn: If you like your air-popped popcorn with a little salt, try spraying it with Pam, then sprinkle lightly with salt.
A Snow Sled: Want your sled to go a faster downhill? Just spray the bottom with the non-stick spray. This method can also be used on your inner tube.
Cooking With Dough: Sounds funny I know. But if you don't want the dough to stick to the table, spray your working area on the table top with Pam.
Nail Polish: You probably won't believe until you try it. But spraying your nails after you polish them will speed up the drying time.
Dishwasher: This is for runners that have a tendency to stick. Just spray them and this will let them operate smoothly.
Your Shovel: If you're using your shovel in snow or dirt, if you spray it with Pam before using, the snow or dirt won't stick.. It will slide easily off the shovel.
Lawn Mower Blades: The same principle as the shovel. Spray the lawn mower blades with the non-stick cooking spray and the grass clippings won't stick.
Door Hinges: Just spray the hinges or any other hinges with Pam and this will get rid of the squeak.
Door Locks: If you've had trouble with you key sticking in the door lock, spray Pam into it and your key will slide it easily.
Roller Skate Wheels: Roller skate wheels, wagon wheels and bicycle chains that don't turn smoothly can be fixed by lubricating them with the non-stick cooking spray.
Broiler Pan: Before using your broiler pan, spray it with Pam first. This eliminates some of the sticking and allows for easier cleaning.
Refrigerator Freezer Or Deep Freezer: If you happen to still have the type refrigerator that needs defrosting, then when you defrost your freezer and get it all cleaned, spray it with Pam non-stick cooking spray. This will make your next defrosting job go easier.
Plastic Containers: When putting tomato sauces into a plastic container, try spraying the container first. This prevents the sauce from staining your container.
Cakes And Pies: Need to wrap your pie or cake, but you're afraid of the plastic wrap sticking? Then spray the wrap with Pam first, and it won't stick. I do the same when covering rolls while they're rising.
Grater: Spraying your grater before using it will allow whatever you're grating to come off easily, and it also makes cleaning the grater easier.
Windows: If you use the artificial snow on your windows for Christmas, try spraying them lightly with Pam first, then you can clean the windows much easier.
Cast Iron Skillet: These cast iron skillets and pots are nice to use, but they work better if you season them properly. After washing, rinsing and drying, spray the pot or skillet with the non-stick cooking spray, then wipe dry before storing.
Waffle Iron: Want your waffle to come out brown, pretty and in one piece? Try spraying the waffle iron with Pam before filling it with your batter, then your waffle won't stick.
Shower Door: You can clean soap scum off the shower door by spraying it first with Pam, then wiping it clean with a soft cloth.
On a side note: Read this Car Talk dialogue about an improper use for EVOO!