Every January I clear the decks from the madness of the holiday season. All of the cookie-baking, latke-frying, and meat-roasting is work, after all, and even though I diligently clean as I go, this busy season takes a toll. For me, clearing the decks means putting away the cake stands, bundt pans, and the big roasting tray. I do the usual kitchen deep clean, but there are a few other ways I like to really start the year fresh — and they have nothing to do with the things I'm cooking or eating.
Snap on a pair of dishwashing gloves and tackle these 10 ways to show your kitchen some love to help it recover from a busy season. This is the kind of cleaning to ensure you're ready for whatever cooking adventures the new year brings.