If you’ve ever made a smoothie with peanut or almond butter then you’ve probably run into a common issue. After struggling to get the ingredient out of the jar and into a measuring cup, half of it sticks and stays there. You’ll be left with a mess and a slightly-less-than-accurate amount for your recipe. However, there’s an easy trick to avoid this issue altogether.
Simply spray the measuring cup with a little oil or cooking spray before using it. Afterwards, the ingredient will slide right out. It works for many other sticky ingredients such as honey and corn syrup. You can apply this same cooking spray trick to other common kitchen hassles. If you ever need to grate cheese, apply some cooking spray to the grater before using it. Spray tupperware before using it to prevent colored stains.
Source: the Kitchn