10 Unusual Uses for Mayo

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10 Unusual Uses for Mayo

Mayonnaise has several uses both inside and outside of the kitchen. Discover 10 unusual ways to use this kitchen staple.

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Salad Dressing

Mayonnaise isn't just your go-to condiment you spread on your turkey sandwich. You can use it as a base to make creamy salad dressings. You can get creative with Creamy Curry, Creamy Dill Ranch, or Creamy Tarragon dressings.

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Butter Substitute for Grilled Cheese

Instead of using butter, try frying your grilled cheese in mayo. Make sure you only spread the outside of the bread with mayo (no need to grease the pan with it)! The condiment also makes a great addition to the middle of your sandwich.

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Aloe Vera

Mayonnaise can be used as a home remedy for sunburn. So if you skipped the sun screen and are out of aloe, rub mayo on your skin to soothe the burns.

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Hair Conditioner

Mayonnaise's main ingredients are egg yolks, oil, and vinegar which all have moisturizing properties. This is why a mayonnaise hair mask will leave your hair silky and smooth. However, make sure you thoroughly rinse or you will be smelling less than pleasant.

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Moisten Your Cakes

According to Bon Appétit, mayonnaise is your cake's best friend. Since it consists of oil and eggs, mayo moistens without affecting the flavor. Next time you want to bake a super yummy chocolate cake, add mayonnaise to the batter for a rich bonus.

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Polish Your Silver

I bet you never knew that good ole mayonnaise could add luster to your precious silver. The acid from the lemon and vinegar in mayonnaise restore shine and tackle tarnish.

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Your luscious locks aren't the only thing that could benefit from a bit of mayonnaise. Those same ingredients that work miracles on your hair (oil and eggs), double as a moisturizer for your skin.

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Wood Polish

That's right. This miracle product can be used to shine your wooden furniture and floors!

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Nail Strengthener

Mayonnaise should become your new household beauty product. This manicure in a jar strengthens your nails and can also be used as a cuticle softener.

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Gourmet Condiments

Mayonnaise gets a bad rap, but this underrated condiment can be used to make fancy sauces and dips that will give you serious bragging rights in the kitchen. If you really want to impress, try making Crab Salad with Curry Mayonnaise and Apple Slaw or Grilled Trout with Lemon-Caper Mayonnaise. If you want to keep it old school, learn how to make your own mayo.

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Whether you are pro-mayo or anti-mayo, you have to be impressed by the condiment's incredible multitasking skills. Mayonnaise deserves some recognition for its magical ability to become whatever you need it to at any given moment. Hair conditioner? Check. Sandwich moisturizer? That's a given. Wood polisher? You bet. Oh, your skin's dry? That's because your lotion has been hiding in a jar in the fridge. With mayonnaise, the possibilities are endless.

For our fellow mayonnaise enthusiasts, we give you 10 ways to use this glorious condiment (as if you needed more?) And for all you mayonnaise haters (why?), maybe this list will inspire you to give it a chance.

Check out the slideshow above for 10 unusual ways to use mayonnaise.

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