Don't Butter Me Up from 10 Hidden Truths About Your Kitchen Slideshow

10 Hidden Truths About Your Kitchen Slideshow

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Don't Butter Me Up

THE TALE: If you get burned, put butter on it.


Whether it was simply a flick of the spatula gone wrong or the classic “didn't think before I touched it” scenario, we've all been burned in the kitchen. An old wives' tale suggests that you run for the closest stick of Land O'Lakes and grease up that painful burn for fast-acting relief and minimal scarring. Problem is, putting butter on a burn, well, burns. Greasing up already charred flesh essentially “traps” heat in, causing more pain. If you're looking for an easily accessible, reliable cooling agent, invest in an aloe plant. One dab instantaneously cools and treats painful run-ins with your stovetop.