Right now, I should be cutting out cookies, lots of cookies. But right now, this helpful hint needs to be shared. Frankly, it’s the kind of tip I would never have thought to share, mostly because I assumed everyone already knew about it, like my shpritz bottle tip. We all know what happens when one assumes something.
If you’re like me, you collect a lot of metal cookie cutters. And, invariably, affixed to the cutter is a sticker coated with enough adhesive on the back to keep it secured for the next 200 years. Great for SKU reading devices, but a nuisance for the person actually putting the cutter to its proper use.
If you just peel the cutter away, you’re left with an impossible to clean residue, and probably some leftover pieces of the sticker that refuse to budge.
Well, I have a simple, chemical-free solution to this little annoyance: your hair dryer. It’s simple, it’s fast and it works.
See the little Eiffel Tower cutter in the photo? That’s today’s culprit.
Turn the hairdryer on to the highest and hottest setting and point toward the sticker. If you’re holding the cutter between your fingers, beware….that metal can get very hot, very quickly. Here the cord of the hairdryer is being used to steady the cutter.
Point the dryer’s hot airstream directly on the label for about a minute or more. Sometimes the label will darken, but not always. Turn off the dryer and test an edge to see if the label lifts easily.
This is perfect. It’s lifting without tugging, and there’s no glue-y residue.
Now, just wash your cutter in hot, soapy water, dry thoroughly and start cutting out cookies!
Just like I am going to do now.
Many thanks to Cookie Cutter Company for the adorable Eiffel Tower cutter!