Have an unusual use for a gadget or appliance?

Doesn't take too much imagination to make toast in your toaster, or wash dishes in your dishwasher; but we know you're way more creative that just using things the way the manufacturers intended! If you've figured out a cool use for an everyday tool or appliance, one that solves a common problem, we want to hear about it. We're looking for "double-duty" ideas, the more unusual, the better. Tell us about the out-of-the-box ways you've been using things you have around the house (especially things that let you get something done WITHOUT buying another special gadget), and let everybody share in your genius!