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By James Baigrie
Updated February 03, 2009
James Baigrie

Original Purpose: Creating a nonstick cookie sheet.
Aha! Use: Keeping candle holders clean. Celebrating by candlelight? Spray the inside of a votive holder with a thin coating before dropping in a tealight. After the candle has burned down, the remaining wax will slip out.
Reward: An easy way to replace an old flame.