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
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
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 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
How to Clean an Oven Naturally with Baking Soda and VinegarKitchen
Forget about that stinky self-cleaning function!
Dec 5, 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 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
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 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
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
How To Clean a Brita PitcherKitchen
Here's how you do it.
Dec 4, 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
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
An Infused Vinegar Cleaning Spray That Actually Smells GreatKitchen
Infusing vinegar is the perfect way to combine vinegar's natural cleansing and disinfecting benefits with a much more pleasant aromatherapy experience.
Sep 12, 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
How To Clean a Microwave with VinegarKitchen
Vinegar's acidity allows it to tackle all sorts of yucky messes, including the splatter on the inside of your microwave.
Aug 27, 2022
How To Clean Painted Wood CabinetsKitchen
Because every once in a while, you probably look up and think "Wow, these things are filthy!"
Aug 25, 2022
How To Clean and Disinfect Granite Countertops
How To
Here's how you can make your own disinfectant and clean your granite countertops without buying a single thing.
Aug 25, 2022
How To Oil Butcher Block CountertopsKitchen
Here's what to do — whether you want to use a food-safe mineral oil or a butcher block conditioner.
Aug 19, 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
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
The Best Way to Clean All Those Dirty Microfiber Cloths You've Got Piling Up
How To
Even the best microfiber cloth can be ruined if you don't wash it correctly.
Jun 28, 2021
How To Clean All-Clad Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
How To
Keep those pricey pieces looking good as new!
Feb 26, 2021
How To Clean a Dishwasher
How To
Over time dishwashers can collect food debris, soap residue, and inexplicable gunk that needs to be wiped away to ensure your dishes are getting a proper shine.
Feb 2, 2021
The Most Ingenious Way to Clean a Slow Cooker Is Also the EasiestKitchen
Turns out you don't need to waste your time or energy scrubbing, because you can actually get your slow cooker to clean itself!
Jan 20, 2021
How To Clean a ChemexKitchen
The super cool design is great to look at, but it can be hard to get it truly clean. Here are our best tips and tricks for getting a Chemex absolutely sparkling.
Dec 31, 2020
How To Clean Your Enameled Cast Iron Dutch OvenKitchen
Scrub too vigorously and you can scratch or chip the precious enamel coating. Work too gently and you'll leave behind stains or burnt-on bits.
Oct 7, 2020
How To Clean a Cloudy Blender Container
Cleaning Lessons
The hardest part can be done for you while you sleep.
Sep 16, 2020
Your Reusable Grocery Bags Are Disgusting — Here’s How to Clean Them
How To
Turns out, you're supposed to wash them as often as you'd wash your kitchen towels.
Jun 14, 2020
Your Gas Grill Is Likely Pretty Filthy — Here’s How to Clean It
How To
You should give it a deep clean once in a while to make sure it runs safely and efficiently.
Jun 10, 2020
The Easiest and Most Effective Way to Clean Your Grill Grates
How To
Let a fire and a good soak do a lot of the work for you!
May 29, 2020
Yes, You Need to Clean Your Broom — Here’s How to Do It
How To
You wouldn't wipe a dirty rag all around your countertops, right? So why would you use a dirty broom on your floors?
May 24, 2020
How to Get Lingering Smells Out of Silicone Bakeware
How To
Because no one wants their giant cocktail ice cubes to taste like last month’s pesto bombs.
May 6, 2020
Need a Satisfying Cleaning Project? How About Your Kitchen Window Frames.
Cleaning Lessons
You just need a sponge, marker, and a utility knife.
Mar 26, 2020
How to Get Your Instant Pot Liner Looking Good as New
How To
What to do after getting that dreaded "BURN" notice? Read this.
Feb 27, 2020
The Best Ways to Clean Slime from Your Carpet, Sofa, Clothes, and More
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
If you have kids, you're gonna need these tips sooner or later.
Feb 16, 2020
How To Clean White Canvas Shoes
How To
You just need a few ingredients from your pantry!
Jan 25, 2020
How To Clean a Bundt PanKitchen
I’ve gotta say, I love a Bundt pan. My mom has a star-shaped one that she’s had for at least 30 years — a holdover from a few years we spent overseas when my dad was in the Air Force — and she almost exclusively uses it to make flan for dinner parties. If you’re someone who’s into baking shaped desserts, Bundt pans are an awesome solution for whipping out that statement-making cake for a party.
Jan 21, 2020
How to Clean Reusable Storage Bags: The Easiest, Simplest Method
How To
NEVER turn them inside out!
Jan 17, 2020
How To Clean an Air Fryer, the Easy WayKitchen
Good news: It's so much easier than cleaning a deep fryer!
Dec 17, 2019
How To Clean a Wooden Knife BlockKitchen
Here’s the thing about knife blocks: We don’t really recommend them. They can dull the blades of your knives as you drag them in and out of their holders, they’re often sold as an expensive set with knives that you really don’t need, and they can harbor some serious mold (and maybe even bacteria) in those dark, hard-to-reach slots.
Dec 17, 2019
How To Repair Scratched Dinner PlatesKitchen
Whether you splurged on (or registered for) fancy-pants dinnerware or you love your cheap-chic IKEA plates, scratches show up on the best (and the worst) of dishes. But don’t despair! It’s shockingly simple to buff your plates to look brand new again. The magical solution? Well, it’s a pantry ingredient you probably already have. We’re talking about cream of tartar! You might know it as a stabilizing agent used when whipping egg whites.
Dec 17, 2019
How To Clean a Garbage DisposalKitchen
Does your garbage disposal stink? Can you remember the last time you cleaned it? If the answers are yes and no, congratulations — you're about to click on the right story.
Dec 17, 2019
How To Clean a Greasy Tiled Backsplash and GroutKitchen
Do you have subway tiles in your kitchen? Or maybe you went for something a bit bolder? Either way, those tiles need cleaning! How to do it depends on just how long it’s been since you gave them a good once-over — and how often you make a big, greasy mess in your kitchen. Here, we’ve got step-by-step cleaning instructions for even the greasiest backsplash and grout. Many, many things in your kitchen can be cleaned with soap, water, and a sponge that has some texture to it.
Dec 17, 2019
How To Clean a Glass StovetopKitchen
Zero elbow grease required.
Dec 17, 2019
How To Clean and Disinfect a Stainless Steel SinkKitchen
Here’s the thing about your stainless steel sink: It doesn’t seem like the kind of place bacteria would like to grow in (especially if you’re cleaning it with soap and water on a regular basis). But bacteria is sneaky and can grow pretty much anywhere. Which is why it’s a good idea to disinfect your sink every once in a while. Here’s how to do it. In this How To, we recommend using bleach to disinfect your sink.
Dec 17, 2019
How To Clean Butcher Block CountertopsKitchen
A quick search online for pros and cons of butcher block countertops will give a long list of pros on beauty and function, and one definite con: maintenance. It’s a forgiving surface, to say the least, since it can be sanded and oiled to be made like new, but what a project! The overall chorus, however, suggests that everyday cleaning is far easier and simpler, and doesn’t require harsh chemicals or cleaners.
Sep 4, 2019
How To Clean Marble CountertopsKitchen
Of all the decisions I made when building my kitchen last year, the one that has generated the most questions is my choice of marble countertops. I don’t regret the choice one bit: marble is beautiful, relatively inexpensive compared to other solid-surface countertops, and above all, easy to clean. I have found marble easy to maintain and easy to clean. Honestly, I feel a little silly showing you how I clean my countertops; it’s pretty darn simple.
Sep 4, 2019
How To Clean Porcelain and Ceramic Tile FloorsKitchen
It's easy to neglect tile, which means they're probably pretty dirty by the end of the week.
Sep 4, 2019
How To Clean Hardwood FloorsKitchen
This recipe makes use of a gentle DIY cleaner and the scrubbing power of microfiber to lift debris and get your hardwood floors all cleaned up.
Sep 4, 2019
How To Clean the ToasterKitchen
Related: You really should clean your toaster.
Sep 4, 2019
How To Clean a Blender in 30 Seconds (Without Taking It Apart)Kitchen
Get a perfectly clean blender with no smoothie, no soup, or puréed baby food left to be scrubbed out.
Sep 4, 2019
How To Clean Your Microwave Naturally with Just a LemonKitchen
If you've been avoiding cleaning your microwave, this trick is going to make you very happy.
Sep 4, 2019
How To Clean Oven Racks in the BathtubKitchen
Draw a nice, warm bath for your ... oven racks? It sounds pretty out there, but it actually works!
Sep 4, 2019
Yes, You Have to Clean Your CamelBak — Here’s How to Do It
How To
Because you don't really want to drink mold or mildew!
Jun 11, 2019
How To Clean Your Kitchen SinkKitchen
I consider myself a pretty clean person, but I have to say that every time I start researching an article, I discover another totally filthy place that I haven’t been cleaning. In this case, it’s the kitchen sink. It actually harbors even more bacteria than your toilet bowl. And if you, like me, thought that it got clean as you wash the dishes every day? Well, you are sadly mistaken.
Jun 9, 2019
Scent Your Home with Dried Herb IncenseRecipes
If you bought sage for a recipe and don’t know what to do with the leftovers, or have a garden overflowing with herbs, herbal incense sticks are a perfect way to preserve them — and they make an aromatic gift for a friend or a way to bring a calming herbal scent indoors. Dried herbs have been burned across the ages and many cultures for purposes of scenting, cleansing, and religious practice.
Jun 9, 2019
How To Clean Burnt-On Stains Off Enameled CookwareKitchen
Got a gross mess on your Le Creuset? All that's needed is one secret weapon you probably already have in your kitchen.
Jun 9, 2019
How To Repair Small Cracks In a Butcher Block or Cutting BoardKitchen
Small cracks in a wooden butcher block or cutting board aren’t just a cosmetic annoyance; they can also harbor bacteria, rendering your butcher block unsafe to use for food preparation. While major cracks and warps require professional repair, smaller hairline fractures can be repaired at home simply with just a few odds and ends from the hardware store. Here’s how to get your butcher block back into useable form!
Jun 8, 2019
How To Clean a Wood Rolling PinKitchen
When well cared for, a rolling pin can last for generations. My French-style model Like a nice wooden cutting board, the best wooden rolling pins are made of an untreated, well-sanded hardwood such as rock maple. They’re pretty indestructible — I’ve even gone a year or two without oiling my rolling pin, and it’s stayed in like-new condition.
Jun 8, 2019