The Single Best Way to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Your Freezer
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Plus, a few ways to prevent these odors in the first place.
Nov 30, 2023
The 4 Best Brushes, Scrubbers, and Scrapers for Cleaning Cast Iron Cookware
We seriously love all of these.
Nov 7, 2023
How to Deodorize Your Carpet Naturally with Baking SodaKitchen
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
How to Restore a Rusty Cast Iron Skillet in 7 Quick (and Easy!) StepsKitchen
Fear not! It's actually pretty easy to get rusted cast iron cookware back to cook-ready condition!
Oct 31, 2023
How To Clean a Nespresso Machine in 7 Simple Steps
How To
Keep that machine in tip-top shape!
Oct 31, 2023
I Tried 4 Different DIY Fruit Fly Traps, and There Was a Clear Winner
Kitchn Showdown
I caught *at least* 50 fruit flies this way!
Oct 31, 2023
We Tried 4 Methods for Cleaning Greasy Oven Racks and Found a Clear Winner
Cleaning Showdown
Two of the methods had the best results, but one of those became our favorite.
Oct 24, 2023
How To Clean a Coffee Maker with VinegarKitchen
When the coffee you brew starts to taste bitter and funky, it’s time to give your coffee machine a little extra love.
Oct 6, 2023
How to Clean a Wood Table So It Maintains Its FinishKitchen
Dust it at least once a week!
Oct 6, 2023
How To Clean a Cast-Iron Skillet in 4 Easy StepsKitchen
It's a lot easier than you might think.
Oct 6, 2023
5 Things to Know About Mice in the KitchenKitchen
You already know they’re icky. And you probably know that if you have one mouse, you really have more than one (if you didn’t, I’m sorry). I happen to know, from an unfortunate experience in my last apartment, that they enjoy cookies most, pasta next, and Thai rice noodles least — at least, that’s the order they got into food in my pantry. Here’s some other stuff you should really know about mice in the kitchen.
Oct 4, 2023
5 Things Your House Cleaner Wish You KnewKitchen
I’ve mentioned before how much I love splurging on getting my house professionally cleaned. I like to think I know just how to get the best cleaning experience, but to make sure, I asked my awesome house cleaner to share the biggest things she wished her clients knew. Cleaning is hard work. Hard work makes you thirsty. Be respectful of the person doing that hard work in your home and get them some water already! Your house cleaner is a professional, but not a magician.
Oct 4, 2023
15 Cleaning Products We Love, All Under $15Tools
Because who said cleaning had to be an expensive chore?
Sep 26, 2023
We Tested 5 Easy Methods for Cleaning a Microwave, and the Winner Was Shockingly Simple
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
These methods all rely on the same basic technique, but have tiny tweaks depending on what you have in your kitchen.
Sep 11, 2023
How to Make Your Home Smell Amazing (All of the Time)Kitchen
A few years ago, my best friend bought a new house and had me over to check it out. Right away, I noticed how amazing her home smelled — like she’d infused the whole place with freshly washed laundry (she hadn’t). After I got home, I couldn’t help but fixate on one thing about my own space: It didn’t smell good. My house didn’t stink (no icky smells in my kitchen drain, thank you), but it also didn’t smell memorably good like my friend’s.
Aug 25, 2023
How to Clean and Polish Silver with Baking SodaKitchen
Whether company’s coming over or you find yourself with a few spare minutes, it’s never a bad time to think about polishing your silver for some extra shine. If your chest of flatware or julep cups are looking less than occasion-ready, worry not! This quick kitchen remedy made of simple ingredients can save you a lot of time and a big mess — and you probably already have everything you need. This simple setup isn’t too far from an elementary school science project.
Aug 15, 2023
How to Get Rid of Grain Weevils In Your PantryKitchen
One Saturday morning, years ago, we awoke to a rather horrifying sight: hundreds of little brown bugs pouring out of the pantry cupboard and across the kitchen floor. We’ve encountered ants, pantry moths, and grain beetles, but this was a new one for us. We did some research and learned that our new guests were grain weevils (aka wheat weevils). Grain weevils are pantry insects and before they multiply, learn how you can prevent them from invading your pantry.
Aug 1, 2023
How to Remove Labels from Glass Using This Easy MethodKitchen
Because a sticky, opaque pickle jar does NOT look great on a holiday table.
Jul 31, 2023
Smelly Sinks Are the Worst. Here Are 10 Ways to Get Rid of the StenchKitchen
Learn how to eliminate smelly sinks with these reader-tested and editor-approved tricks.
Jul 31, 2023
10 Time-Saving Secrets of Laid-Back CooksKitchen
There are cooks out there who see a three-hour cooking marathon as just another weeknight dinner. These are the cooks who like taking the long way; they do it for the challenge, the process, the joy of screwing up and starting over. (Oh, discovery!) These are the cooks who reorganize and declutter the kitchen for fun, and have never met a to-do list they didn’t like. If the previous paragraph makes you want to grab your pillow and crawl into bed: welcome.
Jul 25, 2023
We Tried 4 Methods for Cleaning Impossibly Dirty Grill Grates — And We’re Still Blown Away by the Winner
Cleaning Showdown
You'll just need two things that are already in your kitchen.
May 22, 2023
The 5 Most Important Things to Know About Your RefrigeratorKitchen
Where would we be without refrigerators? If you’ve ever lost electricity for any period of time (as I have recently, thanks to the intense heat and an overloaded electrical grid), you understand quite quickly and keenly the crucial role the refrigerator plays in everyday life. That’s why it’s one of the five greatest breakthroughs in food science, and rightfully so.
May 3, 2023
I Replaced All of My Cleaning Products With This Non-Toxic Brand and I’m Never Going BackTools
Say goodbye to insufferable fumes for good!
Apr 28, 2023
Now Is the Time: 19 Tips for Cleaning & Organizing Your KitchenKitchen
PICTURED ABOVE • 1 Professional Kitchen Tip: Use Masking Tape to Label Containers • 2 Tip: Store Cookie Cutters on a Paper Towel Holder • 3 Store Your Sponges in the Dishwasher!
Apr 27, 2023
I Cleaned My Oven Door with the $6 British Cleaning Paste That’s All Over TikTok
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
The "after" was so clean, I could see myself in the glass!
Apr 3, 2023
This Ridiculously Versatile $35 Tool Will Keep Your Carpets, Floors, Tiles, and Windows SpotlessTools
It's the ultimate all-in-one cleaning tool.
Mar 3, 2023
The Trusted $10 Cleaner That Sells Out Every Year Between Now and Christmas
Get it now while it's still available.
Dec 12, 2022
How To Clean and Polish Copper with Just Two IngredientsKitchen
It only requires two little ingredients you already have in the pantry.
Nov 30, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Dutch Ovens and Found a Clear Winner
Cleaning Showdown
The winner has actually been Kitchn's preferred method for years.
Nov 29, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Stained Plastic Containers
Cleaning Showdown
The winning method was certainly a surprise.
Sep 28, 2022
Don’t Wash This Bowl! A Soapy Bowl By the Sink Is the First Step in Washing UpKitchen
When it comes to cleaning, we talk a lot about cleaning as you go, but what does that actually mean? Other than washing every pot as you get it dirty (which isn’t always practical or time-effective), what does clean as you go actually look like? For me, the first step in cleaning up is this super basic thing that many of you probably do: keep a soapy bowl of hot water by the sink.
Sep 20, 2022
How To Oil Wood Cutting Boards and SpoonsKitchen
It only takes five minutes!
Sep 17, 2022
The Most Ingenious Products for Organizing Your Pots and PansKitchen
You basically *have* to buy some sort of organizer, but which one is best?
Sep 12, 2022
How to Remove Berry Stains from Clothes and Fabric
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
We have a tried-and-true cleaning method in the back pocket of our summer cutoffs.
Sep 7, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Cast Iron Skillets and Found a Clear Winner
Cleaning Showdown
Spoiler: It's the method Kitchn has been using all along!
Sep 5, 2022
How To Clean Greasy Kitchen Walls, Backsplashes, and CupboardsKitchen
You don't have to become a bacon-free household! Just know how to clean up that splattered grease.
Sep 3, 2022
6 Easy Ways To Deal With Stinky Cooking Smells
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Number 5 might be new to you!
Aug 22, 2022
How To Make a Natural Kitchen DegreaserKitchen
Natural cleaners are effective, free of toxins, and affordable — if you make them yourself.
Aug 13, 2022
I Tried the Dishwasher Cleaner that Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With (It’s on Sale for Prime Day!)
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
The stuff has more than 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Here's what we thought.
Jul 13, 2022
I Followed a 1920s Cleaning Routine for a Week
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It was nearly impossible.
Jun 20, 2022
25 of the Most Brilliant Cleaning Tips We’ve Ever Gotten from Dads
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Including tricks for cleaning the grill and keeping the kitchen sink free of clogs!
Jun 19, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 16: Clean and Organize the Under-Sink AreaKitchen
The Kitchn Cure Day 16: Monday, September 1 Assignment: Clean out the under-sink area and evaluate your cleaning tools. Throw out anything gross. Make a list of anything you need. Wash out the sink itself. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Over the last three weeks you’ve cleaned your appliances, decluttered and restocked the pantry, and wiped out all the cupboards.
May 12, 2022
The Kitchn Cure Day 6: Evaluate Your Pots, Pans, and Small AppliancesKitchen
The Kitchn Cure Day 6: Monday, August 18 Assignment: Evaluate your pots, pans, and small appliances. Discard what you don’t need. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Welcome to Week 2 of The Kitchn Cure! We’re moving on from the fridge and freezer this week to focus on your other appliances, both big and small.
May 11, 2022
7 Food Podcasts That Make Cleaning Your Kitchen FunKitchen
One of my favorite reader tips for cooking without making a big mess was Make cleaning fun! Listening to a podcast while cleaning up the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to make even the most dreaded tasks a little more enjoyable. Need some new recommendations? Here are a few great food-related podcasts to check out while tackling that big pile of dirty dishes.
May 11, 2022
Here Are the Only Kitchen Cleaners You Actually NeedKitchen
“Honey can you hand me the bottle of window cleaner? It’s right behind the bottle of stainless steel stuff but in front of the wood polish and next to the doggy carpet spray.” Sound familiar? Having the right tools for the job is a good thing, but what happens when you have too many? Clutter! (Insert dramatic music here.) How many cleansers do you really need? Which ones are essential? What’s the bottle with the smeared label way in the back?
May 11, 2022
10 Ways to Set Up Your Kitchen (and Yourself!) for a Successful Weekend Cooking ProjectKitchen
While weeknights are all about just managing to get something (anything!) edible on the table in as little time as possible, weekends (and snow days!) are for larger-scale, more complex cooking projects. You know, the ones that have more prep time or require obscure ingredients. If you’re feeling ambitious, here’s how to get your kitchen ready to help you tackle even the most complicated recipe.
May 4, 2022
10 Secrets of the Organized KitchenKitchen
We’ll take a guess that like every other year, you’re making a resolution to be more organized in 2016. It’s a goal we fully support. The more organized you are, the easier (and more fun) it can be to spend time in your kitchen and get dinner on the table every night. Here’s some of our best advice from 2015 to help you make a fresh start in the new year. Your cabinets can always use more work: Take lessons from these beautifully organized cabinets.
May 4, 2022
5 Things to Do in the Kitchen on a Sunday NightKitchen
There’s something special about Sunday habits. While the morning and evening rituals that make up the rest of the week keep our kitchen lives sane and steady, it’s what we do on Sunday that sets the tone. Good Sunday habits should both close off the week prior, and send you prepped and cheered into the week ahead. While there are many ways to spend a Sunday in the kitchen, here are five small things we like to do before the night is over.
May 4, 2022
10 Cleaning Tips from Midwestern Grandmas
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
We got lots of tips about getting stains out of fabrics.
Mar 30, 2022
Best Way to Clean Enameled Stove Grates
Cleaning Showdown
This $5 cleaner got gross, greasy stove grates looking good as new.
Mar 29, 2022
The Single Best Tip I Can Give Anyone Planning to Do Some Spring Cleaning
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It'll keep you from burning out.
Mar 20, 2021
How to Clean All the Parts of Your Oven Door
How To
When you can't see through smeary, crusty glass, well, that ruins an awful lot of the fun of cooking.
Jan 5, 2022
Why I Started Keeping a Plastic Baggie on My Kitchen Counter at All TimesKitchen
I got the idea while I was treating myself to a manicure!
Jan 1, 2022
10 Surprising Things You Can Clean Using Dishwasher Tablets
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You know, besides the dishes in your dishwasher.
Dec 31, 2021
The Single Worst Thing You Can Do to Your Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Plus, what to do instead.
Dec 30, 2021
The First Thing You Should Do When You Open a New Bag of Sugar
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Still baking for the holidays? Then, read this!
Dec 29, 2021
You Should Keep a Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide Next to Your Dish Soap — Here’s Why
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Use it when washing dishes by hand or in the dishwasher.
Dec 19, 2021
How Ina Garten Keeps Her Pots and Pans Looking Like New
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It actually goes against what a lot of our staffers do.
Dec 17, 2021
5 Things I Learned About Cleaning from My German Mom
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
The woman has some serious standards!
Dec 14, 2021
The 1-Minute Trick You Should Do the Next Time You Pull Out Your Can Opener
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You'll be mad you didn't know this sooner.
Dec 11, 2021
7 Things You Should Never Do with a Magic Eraser
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Sometimes these one-handed wonders can work a little too well — particularly on polished and easily scratched areas.
Dec 10, 2021
You Should Keep a Bowl of Vinegar Next to Your Stove
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Here's why.
Dec 7, 2021
Before & After: I Cleaned My Oven Using a Pumice Stone
Before & After
It seems like taking a hard stone to a metal surface would be a bad idea ...
Dec 6, 2021
The Clever Reddit Tip for Getting a Le Creuset Dutch Oven Looking Good as New
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Here's what we could find out about the hack.
Dec 3, 2021
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