Other names: Caustic potash, Lye, Potash lye, Potassia, Potassium hydrate
- In food products, potassium hydroxide acts as a food thickener, pH control agent and food stabilizer.
- Manufacture of soft soaps
- Aqueous potassium hydroxide is used as an electrolyte in alkaline batteries
- potassium hydroxide is used to chemically assist the removal of hair from animal hides