9 Genius Ways to Use Olive Oil Around the House
New uses for olive oil allow this heart-healthy kitchen staple to go all over the house, solving problems everywhere it goes. Olive oil’s versatility extends far beyond the stovetop—it can fix a creaky door as easily as it can cook up some tasty sautéed veggies. And, of course, with olive oil as a multi-tasking cleaning agent, there’s one fewer bottle of specialty cleaning product to buy.
Before tackling that household to-do list, though, be sure to use the right olive oil—this is not the time to pull out that pricey, estate-grown, extra-virgin olive oil that someone gave as a gift. For these sorts of household uses, olive oil that’s affordable, easy to replace, and used for daily cooking is best, especially if a large quantity is needed. (Of course, in a real pinch, any olive oil will do.) Put that budget bottle of olive oil at the back of the pantry to work with these problem-solving new uses, and prepare to be amazed by what a little oil can do.