Cleaning And Product Review
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The Very Best Stain Removers We Tried in 2020
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
One of our favorites can be picked up for just a buck!
Dec 10, 2020
The Very Best Duster Isn’t Even a Duster — It’s This Versatile $9 Cleaning Tool
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It seriously gets dust off of everything!
Dec 1, 2020
Swedish Dishcloths, Wowables, and 7 Other Finds to Help You Save Money on Paper Towels
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Stop throwing money away!
Nov 25, 2020
The German Stain Remover I Wish I Knew About Earlier
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It's actually a SET of stain removers!
Nov 25, 2020
I Tried the $3 Sponge That’s Touted as “Your Dutch Oven’s Secret Cleaning Weapon”
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It cleaned up burnt-on messes on the inside AND the outside of the pot!
Nov 24, 2020
I Tried the $12 Old-School Cleaner That’s Been Making Faucets Shine for 70 Years
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Reviewers LOVE this stuff!
Nov 17, 2020
This $10 Office Product Will Solve All Your Annoying Cord Problems
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Bye bye, cluttered counters!
Nov 9, 2020
The Single Best Thing You Can Possibly Do for Your Cast Iron Skillet
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Any guesses?
Nov 9, 2020
I Tried This Wildly Popular Cleaning Concentrate — And It Finally Got My Sink and Vitamix to Sparkle
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One Concentrate to rule them all.
Oct 2, 2020
I Trust This Stain Remover So Much, I’ll Leave My 6-Year-Old Unsupervised on the Couch with Markers
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You've gotta see how well it worked on a Sharpie stain!
Sep 24, 2020
The Instagram Hack for Cleaning Oven Doors That I Wanted to Love (but Didn’t)
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And yet, I still recommend trying it! Here's why.
Sep 10, 2020
7 Cool Cleaning Supply Companies You Probably Haven’t Heard Of
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Time to replace the stuff you've been using, but don't necessarily love.
Sep 4, 2020
The Surprising Trick to Saving Money on Magic Erasers
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Save anywhere from $0.45 to $1.18 per sponge!
Aug 20, 2020
I Tried Those Magical Pods That Are Supposed to Clean Your Pots in Just 10 Minutes
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"I didn't want to like them. But here we are."
Aug 19, 2020
The $6 Stainless Steel Cleaner I Fell in Love with After Seeing My Friend’s Fingerprint-Free Fridge
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Banish fingerprints and that wet-looking film that's often left behind by other cleaners.
Aug 13, 2020
The Super-Popular $10 Kitchen Cleaner That’s Been Working Wonders for Decades
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You probably haven't heard of it, though.
Aug 11, 2020
There’s a Mini Dyson Vacuum Meant for Kids That Actually Works — And It’s Less than $30
Most days, it seems like no matter how much you clean, the kitchen is always dirty five minutes later. There is a never-ending amount of dirty dishes. Even when you’re done with everything in the sink, the dishes from lunch need to be washed and the cycle begins again. You find dust, debris, and lord only knows what on your floors just 20 minutes after you’ve swept.
Aug 10, 2020
Cleaning Gel Is the Answer for Everyone Who’s Been Eating Over a Laptop These Last 4 Months
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Crumbs galore!
Jul 23, 2020
The $16 Amazon Find That Finally Cured My Stinky Trash-Can Problem
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"Things are significantly less smelly now."
Jul 9, 2020
Your Reusable Grocery Bags Are Disgusting — Here’s How to Clean Them
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Turns out, you're supposed to wash them as often as you'd wash your kitchen towels.
Jun 14, 2020
We Just Got the Smartest Cutting Board Tip from a Librarian
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Why didn't we think of this?
May 27, 2020
Honestly, This Is the Best Stainless Steel Cleaner I’ve Ever Used
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"Use it to clean your bathroom, your countertops, your crusty-rusty stainless steel pots and pans … the list goes on."
May 10, 2020
The First 5 Things to Do As Soon As You Get Home, According to a Microbiologist
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Use hand sanitizer before you even open the door.
Apr 20, 2020
I Tried the $5 Oven Cleaner That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With
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The stuff really works!
Apr 13, 2020
5 Cleaning Supplies This Microbiologist Always Has On Hand
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How many of these things do you have in your cleaning arsenal?
Mar 9, 2020
I’ve Been Ordering All of My Cleaning Supplies on Boxed
Shopping
Here's what I like and dislike about it.
Feb 1, 2020
The Slightly Quirky but Totally Brilliant Way to Store Your Dish Gloves
Shopping
"I kinda want to give it a high five!"
Jan 21, 2020
The Game-Changing Cleaning Tool I Think I’ll Love More Than My Dyson
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Nope, it's not a mop!
Jan 15, 2020
The 7 Cleaning Supplies That Every Adult Should Own
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All the supplies to clean an entire house!
Nov 22, 2019
9 Kitchen Tools That Should Never Go in the Dishwasher
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We asked some experts and were legit surprised by some of these.
Nov 21, 2019
This $10 Renter-Friendly Amazon Find Helps Keep Bugs Out of the Kitchen
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It solves so many issues!
Nov 1, 2019
I’m Obsessed with This $13 Dish Scrubber and I Need Everyone to Know About It
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Say sayonara to your sponge.
Oct 22, 2019
The Bestselling Pest Control Traps on Amazon
Shopping
If you've ever had mice or roaches, you might want to stock up.
Oct 14, 2019
The Very Best Mousetraps You Can Buy on Amazon
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It never hurts to be prepared!
Oct 10, 2019
The $7 Must-Have That’ll Help Keep Your Kitchen Crumb-Free
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Because crumbs that fall down there can attract unwanted critters!
Sep 17, 2019
The $17 Amazon Tool That Made My Least Favorite Chore 100 Times More Tolerable
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Raise your hand if you hate cleaning your baseboards, too?
Sep 11, 2019
The Glass Cleaner Our Wine Expert Is Obsessed with Is Finally Back in Stock
Shopping
It took two years for the creator to develop!
Sep 4, 2019
The $4 Cult-Favorite Kitchen Cleaner You’ve Never Heard Of
Shopping
Use it to de-grease kitchen countertops, get grime off of cabinets and walls, and clean your stovetop after a day of deep-frying.
Aug 23, 2019
The Best Fruit Fly Traps You Can Buy on Amazon
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Forget those DIY methods!
Aug 22, 2019
My Secret Weapon for Laundry Is a Simple $18 Kitchen Tool
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It's key for certain unmentionables.
Jul 5, 2019
8 Cult-Favorite Cleaning Products You Should Be Buying Online
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Want something beyond Clorox wipes, Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, and Method soap? Take to the internet!
Jun 17, 2019
What’s Really in Those Tide to Go Pens? And Why Don’t You Have to Rinse Them?
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
And how do they NOT ruin our clothes?
Jun 13, 2019
12 Things You Can Do with Bar Keepers Friend
Have you ever used Bar Keepers Friend? This hard-surface cleaner has a cult following in some circles. It’s made by a family-owned company that manufactures in Indianapolis, Indiana. The active ingredient is oxalic acid, which you can also find in rhubarb, spinach, and other veggies. Bar Keepers Friend is biodegradable and safe for septic systems, too.
Jun 7, 2019
Why I'm Obsessed with This Oh-So-Basic Trash Can
Shopping
Sometimes we love the simplest things.
May 30, 2019
My Essential Cleaning Tool: Non-Abrasive Scrubbing Pads
Calling anything related to cleaning my “favorite” is a bit of a stretch. That said, I’d be absolutely lost without a few of these non-abrasive scrubbing pads beneath my sink.I was first introduced to these particular scrubbing pads by Tane Chan of San Francisco’s The Wok Shop. She slipped them into my bag after we’d been chatting, insisting that they were the best non-abrasive scrubbies I’d ever find anywhere. And of course she was totally right.
May 2, 2019
Bokashi Composting for the Home
Bokashi is a method of composting developed in Japan that uses microbes to decompose food, effectively fermenting it so that it doesn’t smell as it is breaking down. Besides lack of smell, another advantage with bokashi is that all food, including meat, fish and dairy, can be composed with this system. Bokashi has gotten a lot of attention in large-scale commercial uses, but what about at home?
May 2, 2019
Beyond Stainless Steel: Colorful Kitchen Trash Cans from Brabantia
Stainless steel is the default color choice for most kitchen trash cans, but what if you want to punch it up a little bit? Ever since I saw yellow trash can (OXO, no longer available), I’ve loved the look of colorful cans. And Brabantia has a whole range of color options! It’s surprisingly difficult to find large kitchen trash cans in any colors other than stainless steel, black, white, or red.
May 2, 2019
Codlo: Instantly Transform Your Appliances into Sous Vide Machines!
Want to try sous vide cooking, but don’t want to invest in another bulky (and not to mention expensive) gadget for your kitchen? Very soon, you might not have to. Codlo is a new device that can instantly transform your slow cooker, rice cooker, or even your coffee maker into your very own sous vide machine. There’s no assembly required — just plug and cook!
May 2, 2019
Kitchen Details: The Perfect Wall-Mounted Hand Soap Dispenser For Over the Sink
Two years ago we toured Alina’s beautiful New York kitchen, a rich, warm space full of pieces picked up on her travels around the world. While looking through this tour again recently, I found myself drawn to one photo in particular: a shot of a soap dispenser installed on the wall above Alina’s kitchen sink.
May 2, 2019
Help Me Find a Better Compost Bin for My Freezer
As an apartment dweller, even one with outdoor space, I’m limited in my composting options. While we could get an outdoor compost bin, we wouldn’t have anywhere to put all the compost after it was ready. Luckily, the farmers markets here in Brooklyn collect food scraps for the Grow NYC compost program year-round. And for the past year, I’ve been saving my food scraps in the freezer and dropping them off each week. But my bin situtation is posing a problem.
May 1, 2019
The Best Kitchen Trash Cans for $50 or Less
If you are a person who is willing to spend a lot of money on a trash can, you have probably already come to terms with that. (If you are just now realizing it and need some suggestions, here are the best kitchen trash cans for $200 or less.) If you’re not into spending that kind of money on garbage, we get it.
May 1, 2019
2 Cult-Favorite Cleaning Supplies You’re Not Using but Should Be
We recently reached out to you, our readers, to ask what your all-time favorite cleaning supplies are. We got a range of answers from vinegar to bleach and all sorts of things in between. Two cleaning favorites came up again and again — and to be honest, I’d never heard of them! I asked a bunch of my friends and fellow editors and they hadn’t heard of them either. Neither of these brands are particularly new; they’ve been around forever.
May 1, 2019
The Magical Product That Cleans My Pots While I Sleep
I hate doing dishes. I also don’t have a dishwasher, which is a good thing because I hate doing dishes so much, I’d probably just throw everything in there and hope for the best. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not super willing to stand at the sink and scrub a pan — especially after a tough day! All that’s to say that I’m always looking for ways to cut my dishwashing time.
May 1, 2019
The $4 Amazon Buy That Will Make Your Dishwasher 100 Percent Better
As anyone with kids — especially babies and toddlers — knows, all that feeding gear seems to come with tiny bits and pieces that need to be disassembled and individually sanitized. When you’ve got a newborn, buying a sterilizer might feel like it makes sense, but by the time your kids are older, you’ve moved it out of the way to make room for other gear.
May 1, 2019
The $25 Splurge That Makes My Kitchen a Cleaner and Happier Place
Washing dishes is a necessity, but I’ve learned through both personal experience and feedback from our readers that making a few little tweaks to the chore — pouring a glass of wine, listening to a podcast, using a dish soap that you love — can transform the experience into one that’s relaxing and even pleasant. Beyond that, I believe in the often-paraphrased William Morris quote about everything in your home being useful or beautiful.
May 1, 2019
I Used a Countertop Dishwasher for 3 Years — Here’s How I Felt About It
There’s a famous scene in The Simpsons where Homer Simpson spots a newspaper ad for a free trampoline and is so overcome with excitement he can’t even say the word. “Tramampoline!” he bellows. “Trambopoline!” And he goes speeding out the door so fast his family has no idea what he’s doing, and his wife calls out, “Please don’t bring home anymore old crutches!
May 1, 2019
The $8 Product That Totally Transformed My Cookware
I’ll confess: I like to cook over high heat. That means I get lots of burnt-on splatters on my stainless steel cookware. And they’re never easy to get out. In fact, a bunch of my skillets had marks on the outside that I just thought I’d have to learn to live with. Just by chance, when my regular cleaner wasn’t in stock at my supermarket, I picked up Brillo Cameo Aluminum & Stainless Steel Cleaner. And, well, now this is my regular cleaner.
May 1, 2019
The Best Air Purifiers You Can Buy Right Now
Air purifiers are one of those under-the-radar household items that you think you can live without, but once you have one you can never go back. These mighty machines do a lot of work by clearing the air of allergens, pet dander, germs, and even odors. And couldn’t we all stand to breathe air that’s just a little bit cleaner? We’ve rounded up our favorites from all price points and sizes to help you find the right purifier for your needs.
May 1, 2019
The Cleaning Supplies That Made Our Lives Easier in 2018
As cliché as it sounds, it’s often true that you’re really only as good as your tools. This is especially true when we’re talking about cleaning your kitchen. The better armed you are, the more likely it is that your space will sparkle. And while we rave a lot (like, a lot) about vinegar as a natural cleaner for the kitchen, you do need a few more helpers in your toolkit. These are the tools we raved about in 2018.
May 1, 2019
Why You Should Start Keeping Chalk in Your Kitchen
You know how weightlifters and gymnasts use chalk powder to keep their sweaty hands dry? The same principle carries over with all kinds of grease (dry shampoo, anyone?). Next time you find yourself with an oil splatter or greasy stain on your favorite top, trade in your stain stick and try pre-treating with a little chalk instead. Like baby powder, chalk is ultra-absorbent, making it a must-have to keep on hand for bacon grease splatters and lipstick marks alike.
May 1, 2019
8 Little Finds That’ll Make Washing Dishes Way More Fun
Let’s be real: Washing dishes rarely lands at the top of anyone’s favorite chore list. After a big meal (and some small ones!) it can be an especially tortuous task. Hoping to change your relationship with this necessary evil? Take a page out of Marie Kondo’s book and surround yourself with tools that spark joy. Ultimately, your picks should be personal to you.
Apr 30, 2019
If You Own a Vacuum, You Need This Simple $5 Tool
It’s a little meta, but cleaning your cleaning tools is an important part of keeping your homemaking life humming. For example, imagine how your bathroom-cleaning momentum would come to a screeching halt if you discovered you were out of your favorite tub and tile cleaner. And you won’t be so amped to handle the living room once you realize that your usually-trusty vacuum is struggling to suck, and the brush is being taken over by a swarm of hair.
Apr 30, 2019
I Added a Power Drill to My Kitchen Cleaning Caddy and Haven’t Looked Back
I recently came across this set of cleaning attachments for a cordless power drill while researching scouring pads, and all I could think about was how it could be possible that I’d lived so long without something as life-changing as this in my cleaning kit. How? All those wasted hours of scrubbing when I could have been living my life to the fullest.
Apr 30, 2019
The $9 Amazon Find That Saves Me More than $100 Each Year in the Kitchen
If you’ve ever paid a plumber to come snake your kitchen sink drain, you know it can cost a pretty penny. And you’ve most likely already spent time and money trying to clear it with drain cleaner or an at-home snake tool to no avail. The best defense I’ve found against a clogged drain? Regular maintenance in the form of this $9 find. I’m talking about drain deodorizing sticks.
Apr 30, 2019
The Classic Restaurant Towel That Every Home Cook Should Know
You're gonna want to use three every single time you cook.
Apr 3, 2019
Here’s What to Do If Chicken Juice Leaks in Your Shopping Tote
Do you already think that chicken juice is the grossest? If not, let me tell you why it is: Raw chicken, and the juice it produces, can harbor bacteria like mpylobacter, Salmonella, and Clostridium perfringens, which can cause uncomfortable foodborne illnesses and, in rare cases, death.
Apr 26, 2018
What Size Trash Can Should You Get?
According to 2016 stats from the EPA, the average American produces about 4.4 pounds of trash a day, and the average family of four produces 17.4 pounds. At first it was a surprise to me that kids create just as much waste as adults do, but then I remembered all the diapers, single-serve applesauce packets, and “art” they bring home from school … the kids may be worse than I am!
Mar 8, 2018
This Is the Smartest Trash Can Cabinet We’ve Ever Seen
Need multiple trash bins? Have a deep or corner cabinet that’s underutilized? Have we got a find for you. It may be a little weird to geek out over a trash can setup, and yet that is what’s happening here. This compact, under-the-cabinet three-trash-bin setup is so smart! I’m just imagining standing over the bins: “And YOU, bottle, go here (plink!), and YOU, food scraps, go here (plop!), and YOU, old newspaper, go here (drop!). Now swing back under the cabinet!
Jan 28, 2015
Dish Soap Spout Dispenser from Haven
Jun 28, 2012
Truly Magical: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads
I know, I know. Cleaning is usually way down on our list of things to get excited about, and new cleaning products are even further down. But have you discovered these “magic” eraser pads? They’re all they claim to be and more.The Magic Eraser is brilliant for those little kitchen-cleaning details that always seem so annoying: shining up faucets and fixtures, cleaning tile grout, wiping scuffs off the baseboards, and cleaning fingerprints from the fridge.
Sep 21, 2011