5 Things to do With Pie Pans
If you’re baking a pie and have a few extra pans laying around, repurpose them to help you get organized or decorate around your home. Here are five functional things to do with pie pans.
Use as Drip Catcher Under Paint Cans
If your wall needs painting, place an aluminum pie pan under the paint can as a ready-made drip catcher. You’ll save a lot of time cleaning up and even better, you can rinse it off and recycle for future paint jobs.
Create a Centrepiece
Here’s how to make a quick centrepiece for your table:
1. Secure a pillar candle or a few votive candles to an aluminum pie pan by melting some wax with the bottom of the candles onto the pan.
2. Add a thin layer or water or sand.
3. Put in several rose petals or seashells.
Rein in Splatters When Frying
Don’t risk burning yourself with oil splatters from your hot frying pan. Instead, poke a few holes in the bottom of an aluminum pie pan and place it upside down over the food in your frying pan. Use a pair of tongs or a fork to lift the pie pan, and don’t forget to wear a cooking glove!
Use as Storage
Since they’re highly resistant to corrosion, aluminum pie pans are well-suited for sorting hardware accessories in your workshop. Cut a pan in half and attach it, with staples or duct tape around the edges, open side up to a pegboard. Instant organization!
Keep Bugs Out of Pet Dishes
Fill a pie pan with about half an inch of water and place your pet’s food dish inside. It should keep those marauding ants at bay.