The Easiest Way to Clean a Pizza Stone (Without Ruining It)Kitchen
A pizza stone is a great tool! You just have to be a little careful with how you clean it.
Apr 30, 2024
How to Make an All-Natural Kitchen Cleaner with Things You Already HaveKitchen
It's ready in seconds — at a fraction of the price of store-bought cleaners.
Apr 30, 2024
15 Cleaning Products We Love, All Under $15Tools
Because who said cleaning had to be an expensive chore?
Apr 17, 2024
What Is Castile Soap, and How Can You Use It?Kitchen
Here's what makes this household staple so powerful.
Apr 1, 2024
How to Clean a Greasy Range Hood Filter (It’s Easier Than You Think!)Kitchen
When was the last time you peeked underneath your stove's hood and checked out the exhaust fan filters?
Feb 29, 2024
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!
Feb 27, 2024
The Game-Changing $12 Find That Will Instantly Get Your Pots and Pans in Order (Plus 10 More Favorites!)Kitchen
Everyone needs a good organizer for their pots and pans, but which one is best?
Feb 20, 2024
How To Clean a Nespresso Machine in 7 Simple Steps
How To
Keep that machine in tip-top shape!
Feb 13, 2024
How to Clean an Electric Kettle in Under 5 Minutes (Because Yes, You *Do* Need to)Kitchen
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
How Does a Self-Cleaning Oven Work, Anyway? Here Are 8 Things You Need to KnowKitchen
It's okay to use it — as long as you read this first.
Jan 30, 2024
The 2-Ingredient Power Cleaner Hiding in Your Medicine CabinetKitchen
Here are just 7 of the things you can clean with it.
Jan 30, 2024
We Tested 5 Methods for Getting Grease Stains Out of Clothing, and 2 Blew Us Away
Cleaning Showdown
The winner took less than 5 minutes.
Dec 31, 2023
How to Make Fruit and Vegetable Wash with What’s Already in Your KitchenKitchen
Save money and avoid foodborne illness with this DIY solution.
Dec 27, 2023
How To Clean a Keurig Coffee MachineKitchen
Machines getting a lot of daily use can develop clogs that can cause the system to quit completely. Here's how to keep it running well.
Dec 15, 2023
What to Do (and What Not to Do) If You Find Mold in Your Fridge
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
An easy prevention tip: Cover all those leftovers!
Dec 5, 2023
How to Clean an Oven Naturally with Baking Soda and VinegarKitchen
Forget about that stinky self-cleaning function!
Dec 5, 2023
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
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
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 Season a Carbon Steel PanKitchen
Carbon steel is a lighter alternative to cast iron. Take care of it and it will take care of you — in the form of delicious, perfectly cooked food that won't stick!
Aug 5, 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
How To Clean a Coffee or Spice GrinderKitchen
I use my blade grinder a lot for grinding coffee and spices, and I used to find it almost impossible to keep it clean. The oils from coffee build up into a residue that can go funky and rancid, and if you switch it up and grind some spices, well, then things can get really messy. Then I learned a quick trick for blotting up those oils and spice fragments. Use rice to clean your coffee or spice grinder; grind the rice until it is pulverized, then wipe the inside clean with a paper towel.
Jun 30, 2023
How To Clean Tough Burnt Stains Off Stainless CookwareKitchen
I have this pot I use all the time in the kitchen. And it undergoes some pretty rough treatment. Everyday cleaning with dish soap gets it clean enough. However, heavy use leaves it blackened and burned over time. Every once in a while, I like to give my burnt pot a deep clean that leaves this trusty standby looking like new. To do so, boiling water does the trick; aside from that you would need baking soda and a mesh dish cloth to remove the burnt stains. Here’s how.
Jun 21, 2023
How I Hide the Dirty Dishes In My Open KitchenKitchen
I cook a lot. For instance, I still remember cooking through and photographing all the recipes in my cookbook, Bakeless Sweets. The amount of dishes generated by those 75 recipes was mountainous. So this clutter of dishes you see in the photo above expresses how my kitchen looks, most of the time. And yet I have an open kitchen, with the mess on display for everyone to see. (See my whole kitchen renovation reveal.) How do I hide all the dirty dishes?
Jun 21, 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 19, 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
The Best Ways to Organize, Care for, and Take Advantage of Your FreezerKitchen
Even the most organized home cook tends to have a messy freezer. Why is that? It doesn’t have to be that way! We spent the past year writing about all sorts of tips for cleaning the freezer, organizing it, and just taking better advantage of it. Here’s what you should do in 2018. Just like your fridge, your freezer needs cleaning. It’ll probably need it less often, but it still has to happen.
May 2, 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
Cleaning the Oven That’s Never Been Cleaned (And Mostly Succeeding)Kitchen
Before horror (left) and after (right) — so much better, but the door is still gunky. Day 4 Task: Deep clean You know things are serious when it’s 10:30 at night and your oven is caked in baking soda, your oven racks are soaking in the bathtub, your tea kettle is bubbling with boiling water to pour over your stovetop grates, and your husband is on his hands and knees washing the floor with a sponge because you realized too late you didn’t have a mop in the house.
Dec 14, 2022
The Trusted $10 Cleaner That Sells Out Every Year Between Now and Christmas
Get it now while it's still available.
Dec 12, 2022
Why You Should *Never* Mix Bleach with Other Cleaners
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Seriously. Never. Ever.
Dec 12, 2022
Here’s Why Your Glasses Get Cloudy (and How to Fix It)Kitchen
That glass is supposed to come out of your dishwasher sparkling and clear! Not cloudy!
Dec 8, 2022
The Best Ways to Remove Cherry Stains from Your Clothes, Skin, and KitchenKitchen
Clean these stains with quickness!
Dec 4, 2022
How To Clean a Brita PitcherKitchen
Here's how you do it.
Dec 4, 2022
The Best Way to Clean a Sticky Pot After Making Caramels and CandiesKitchen
Chewy caramels and caramel sauce, we love. Cleaning the burnt pans or sticky pot shellacked with sugar residue after making those caramels, we love not so much. Here’s a trick that will save you some time and save your poor arms a lot of scrubbing! (Hint: It involves laziness.) Once you’re done with the pot, just fill it with water until the water covers all of the sugar residue.
Dec 2, 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
If Your Carbon Steel Pan Looks Like This, Don’t Freak OutKitchen
What to do when your carbon steel skillet, wok, or paella pan gets more funky than chic.
Sep 27, 2022
How to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes: 3 Easy Methods
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Our go-to method just calls for some liquid dish soap!
Sep 25, 2022
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning a Burnt Pan and Found a Clear Winner
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
We did not predict these results.
Sep 23, 2022
Can You Really Not Wash Your Cast Iron with Soap?Kitchen
The answer might surprise you.
Sep 22, 2022
What Is Vinegar and What Makes It a Good Cleaner?Kitchen
How does something so sour clean so well?
Sep 20, 2022
6 Tips to Reduce Stress from the Mess That Cooking MakesKitchen
True confession: I avoid certain recipes because of the messes they create, which in my world means anything fried or anything that demands the use of a cast iron skillet. So no matter how amazing a recipe looks, the extra work of dealing with hot oil or a seasoned skillet is often enough to make me pass. And I doubt I’m alone here.
Sep 20, 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
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
7 No-Fail Ways to Clean Greasy Kitchen Cabinets
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Don't let your kitchen continue to look like this before photo!
Sep 16, 2022
How To Season a Cast Iron SkilletKitchen
You can use a cast iron skillet for almost anything — as long as you take the time to maintain it and keep it in good condition. Here's how.
Sep 13, 2022