Kitchen uses for dryer sheets
AOL's home page today has a feature on extracurricular uses for anti-static fabric softener sheets.
Included: putting one into the warm water soak for pans with baked-on food will dissolve it away;
use a dryer sheet to polish away water marks on metal faucets and sinks; the sheets repel gnats.
I had not heard of these before, but the other 2 ideas (removing pet hair from fabric, deodorizing closets, gym bags) are pretty common knowledge.
The dryer sheets work great to take off really stuck on food. You need to let it soak a bit, but it is amazing. I use them frequently at home to clean out the slow cooker insert, and took some in to work when someone completely incinerated some BBQ chicken sandwich filling in my favorite pot. It took a few overnights of soaking with the fabric softener sheets, but it came clean.