So, I was making cakes this weekend and used the “17 Tips to Make Your Life Easier” measuring cup tip:
Unsticky Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.
I tried it with corn syrup and found that if it made a difference it wasn’t worth the effort. Perhaps if I try it with a different kind of food (like the recommended peanutbutter) I would have better luck but as for it being an “overall” life trick: nope.