I swear, I never realized until the last year or so how many uses gasoline has.
I mean, besides putting it in my car and making it go…but I’m assuming you already know about that one.
My point is, that a lot of products we use can be used for all kinds of different stuff.
What are some uses and features of common products that a lot of people don’t know about?
Let’s see what AskReddit users had to say about this.
1. Free air!
“Most gas station coin operated air compressors have a button on the back.
Press this button three times and the pump starts automatically.”
2. Good one!
“Baby onesies have the overlap at the shoulders so you can pull it down the kids and off if they have a diaper blow out.
So much better than trying to get a sh*t covered onesie over their head.
I’m so annoyed that I found out about this after I was done with the baby stage.”
3. Warm it up!
“There’s sometimes a “warming” drawer underneath some ovens. Looks like a regular cabinet/skirting that people overlook.
Obviously depends on what kind of oven and where it’s positioned, but is quite common in UK households, especially with smaller kitchens.”
4. Perfect portions.
“Most spaghetti forks (that funky utensil you use to pick up cooked spaghetti) have one large round hole in the center.
Aside from helping it drain, it is also sized to be exactly one serving of uncooked spaghetti.”
5. Very handy!
“Find parking function on Google Maps.
When you park in a stadium or airport parking lot or a city you unfamiliar with: Open Google Maps, hit bullseye (location) then the blue dot.
Pinpoints location and gives option to add notes for garage level etc.”
6. Make your life a little easier.
“Many dustpans for brooms have a jagged section for scraping clumps of hair off the broom bristles.
I didn’t know this for the longest time but since I figured it out it’s made sweeping up all the fur in the house much easier!”
7. Saves time!
“Vegetable peelers work in both directions.
Most of the time you don’t have to lift them up, you can just go all the way back and keep peeling.”
The tab can be turned around and used to hold a straw in place after popping open the can.”
9. For foggy driving.
“If your vehicle has fog lights, (those lights on the bottom of your bumper), those lights are meant for driving in fog.
A simple experiment, go out at night, stop your car, turn your low beams on, fog lights off, see where your eyes are drawn to. Now, turn your fog lights on, and watch your eyes get drawn to a point closer to your vehicle. You can actually see less when you have your fog lights on, when it isn’t foggy.
I think vehicles shouldn’t even have fog lights, because the majority of people don’t seem to understand them.”
“You can lift the silverware basket OUT of the dishwasher to put away your utensils or make more space if you don’t have utensils to wash that round.”
11. Just in case.
“Not sure if this has been posted but your seatbelt buckle is designed to break your car window if and when underwater or trapped in the vehicle.”
12. Find the leak.
“If you think you have a leak in your house, shut off everything inside. Even the washer.
Go outside to your water meter. All water meters have a spinning shape that signifies when water is going through.
So if everything is shut off in the house and the shape is spinning you have a leak.”
13. And then there’s this…
“If you put a toothbrush to the the top of your vibrator, it’s a free vibrating toothbrush.”
Do you know about any cool uses or features for products?
If so, please tell us about them in the comments.
Thanks a lot!