4 Clever Ways to Use Meat Tenderizer | Reader's Digest

4 Clever Ways to Use Meat Tenderizer

Handy and unexpected uses for meat tenderizer.

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Ease backache
To relieve your aching back, mix sufficient water with meat tenderizer to make a paste and rub it on your back where it hurts. The enzymes in the tenderizer will help soothe those aching back muscles.

Relieve wasp-sting pain
Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water and apply it directly to the sting from a bee or wasp. Be careful not to push any remaining part of the stinger deeper into your skin. The enzymes in the meat tenderizer will break down the proteins in the insect venom.

Remove protein-based stains
Try a little tenderness to remove protein-based stains like milk, chocolate, and blood from clothes. For fresh wet stains, sprinkle on enough meat tenderizer to cover the area and let it sit for an hour. Then brush off the dried tenderizer and launder as usual. For stains that are already set, mix water and meat tenderizer to make a paste and rub it into the stain. Wait an hour before laundering as usual.

Tenderize” tough perspiration stains
Tenderize away hard-to-remove perspiration stains. Before you wash that sweat-stained sweatshirt (or any other perspiration-stained garment) dampen the stain and then sprinkle some meat tenderizer on it. Then just wash as usual.