Ayn-Monique Klahre

Ayn-Monique is a lifestyle editor and writer who's worked for Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, FamilyFun and more. She loves lattes, jogging and hanging out at the playground with her husband and daughters.
The Easiest Way to Clean a Pizza Stone (Without Ruining It)
A pizza stone is a great tool! You just have to be a little careful with how you clean it.
Apr 30, 2024
11 Brilliant Ways to Use the Space Above Your Kitchen Cabinets
Here are a few ideas to make that awkward space actually work for you.
Apr 23, 2024
15 Super-Smart Ways to Organize All Those Cooking Utensils
For all those spoons, spatulas, whisks, and more!
Apr 4, 2024
What is Teflon? (and Is It Safe?)
Here's the deal, once and for all.
Mar 1, 2024
How to Clean an Electric Kettle in Under 5 Minutes (Because Yes, You *Do* Need to)
Even though you're just boiling water in it, your electric kettle can get dirty over time, thanks to hard water build-up. Here's how to get it clean with vinegar and water.
Feb 1, 2024
Bee’s Wrap Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know
Everyone's buzzing about it.
Jan 25, 2024
7 Brilliant Ways to Organize All Your Canned Goods
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Get all those chickpeas and French cut green beans in order.
Jan 4, 2024
How to Make Fruit and Vegetable Wash with What’s Already in Your Kitchen
Save money and avoid foodborne illness with this DIY solution.
Dec 27, 2023
How to Deodorize Your Carpet Naturally with Baking Soda
If your carpet is in otherwise good shape and you're just noticing a persistent smell in the room, you might want to deodorize it.
Oct 31, 2023
6 Smart Ways to Organize Your Cookie Sheet Collection
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Including a storage solution that's super popular among chefs!
Aug 20, 2023
How To Turn Lemons into Furniture Polish
Whether you want to save money or are trying to reduce the number of store-bought chemicals in your home, this is a good way to keep your wood pieces gleaming!
Jul 1, 2023
15 Fun and Practical Amazon Finds That Make Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts (All Under $50!)
These unexpected Mother's Day gifts will surprise and delight.
Apr 13, 2023
8 Smart Ways to Create a Pantry in Even the Tiniest Kitchen
What to do if you don't have the walk-in pantry of your dreams? Here are a few ways to squeeze something in.
Dec 10, 2022
The Best Ways to Remove Cherry Stains from Your Clothes, Skin, and Kitchen
Clean these stains with quickness!
Dec 4, 2022
How To Clean a Brita Pitcher
Here's how you do it.
Dec 4, 2022
4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Beautiful Yet Practical Rug for the Kitchen
If you choose the right kind of rug, it can enhance the space without adding to your workload.
Dec 3, 2022
How to Clean a Burnt Pot: 5 Easy Ways That Work
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
A ball of crumpled-up aluminum foil to the rescue!
Sep 16, 2022
5 Ways to Keep Flies Away from Your Picnic
Here's how to minimize outdoor flies so you can enjoy dining al fresco.
Sep 16, 2022
How To Clean Painted Wood Cabinets
Because every once in a while, you probably look up and think "Wow, these things are filthy!"
Aug 25, 2022
Do You Have to Sand Kitchen Cabinets Before Painting Them?
Painting kitchen cabinets is a multi-step process that can give you great results. Adequate prep work is key — but there's one surprising thing you don't have to do.
Aug 24, 2022
How To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets So It Looks Like You Totally Replaced Them
Here's everything you need to know in order to paint your old, wooden kitchen cabinets so that they look like brand-new (white!) ones.
Aug 22, 2022
This Is What Makes a Pantry Perfect, According to a Pro Closet Builder
If your pantry doesn't seem to be working for you, you might want to take a look at the shelves themselves.
Aug 21, 2022
10 Things to Know About Your New Dutch Oven
Did you get a new Dutch oven for Christmas? Or perhaps you have one that you'd like to dust off for winter cooking? Here are 10 things to know before cooking in it.
Aug 15, 2022
The Problem with Frost-Free Freezers
Before you trade your old freezer for a new frost-free one, here's what you should know.
Aug 2, 2022
Mistakes to Avoid When Spring Cleaning
Roll up your sleeves, put on your gloves, and grab that scrub brush — it’s spring cleaning time! After a few months stuck inside, your kitchen is dirty, and the urge to throw the windows open and freshen the whole space up is strong. The kitchen is a spot that needs special attention by springtime. Before you get started, though, take a minute to read through this list and strategize to make sure you’re cleaning as effectively and efficiently as possible.
May 5, 2022
Your Fridge Is the Real Workhorse of Your Kitchen. Here’s How to Treat It Right.
The refrigerator is certainly the hardest working appliance in any kitchen. (No offense, Mr. Oven!) For those who don’t cook, it’s busy holding your leftover takeout and bottles of wine; for those who do, it’s a constantly rotating repository for a mini grocery-store’s worth of goods. No matter how you use it, regular maintenance — plus a couple just-for-looks tricks — can help you love your fridge more and more, every day. Here’s what to do.
May 4, 2022
3 Simple Ways to Brighten the Kitchen on Dark Days
These days I’m ready to go to bed as soon as the kids go down — at 7:30! When I head back to the kitchen to finish up the dishes or work on the computer, it might as well be midnight, which makes it particularly hard to motivate myself to get anything done. And the days are just as bad — gray and cold, making my kitchen feel drab and uninviting, despite my wall of normally sunny windows.
May 4, 2022
8 Things to Never Do When Washing Dishes by Hand
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Keep these things in mind this Thanksgiving.
Dec 1, 2021
The 5 Best Hacks Every Stand Mixer Owner Should Know
Here's how to make the most of your most coveted small appliance.
Sep 29, 2021
5 Clever Ways to Use a Dish Rack (Beyond Using It to Air-Dry Your Dishes)
Get better results from your dishwasher! Organize your toddler's dinnerware! And more!
Sep 11, 2021
4 Things You Should Never Clean with Baking Soda
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
From scrubbing pots to deep-cleaning appliances, baking soda has so many uses when it comes to cleaning that it's tempting to think you can use it on everything.
Aug 27, 2021
7 Things You Should Never Do with Dish Soap
It cuts right through grease and makes things squeaky-clean. Just don't use it in any of these seven ways!
Jul 1, 2021
This Brilliant Hack Fixes the Only Problem of Owning a Stand Mixer
Tips from The Kitchn
Hint: It helps hide that ugly cord!
Jun 8, 2021
5 Things to Know About Ants in the Kitchen
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Unfortunately, DIY ant repellant isn't likely to work.
May 18, 2021
The Best $30 You Can Spend on Your Kitchen Right Now
Tips from The Kitchn
Hint: Your grandmother probably swears by it.
May 8, 2021
How To Build a Diagonal Drawer Organizer
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Why buy one when you can make a custom one yourself?
Apr 21, 2021