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
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning an Oven, and the Winner Was Surprisingly Effective — and Even Kinda Fun
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Can the power of Easy-Off or The Pink Stuff win our showdown? Let's find out!
Dec 5, 2023
What Is a Convection Oven, and When (and How) Do You Use It?
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If you're fortunate enough to have a convection setting on your oven, you may still be scratching your head, wondering how it's different from a regular oven. Here's everything you need to know.
Dec 5, 2023
How to Clean an Oven Naturally with Baking Soda and VinegarKitchen
Forget about that stinky self-cleaning function!
Dec 5, 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
The Secret to Better Baked Potatoes? Cook Them Like the British Do.Recipes
The goal: Cracker-like on the outside and super fluffy on the inside.
Oct 16, 2023
The Best Multipurpose Small Ovens That Are Perfect for Tiny KitchensTools
These can toast, air-fry, bake, broil, and more!
Aug 28, 2023
Here’s What the Drawer Under the Oven Is Actually ForKitchen
And are you using it correctly?
Aug 21, 2023
This $7 Tool Is So Essential, I Have Two in My Kitchen at All Times
Shopping
Even my appliance repair person says I should always have two of them on hand.
Jun 20, 2023
8 Best Smart Ovens for Every BudgetTools
Because everyone could use an extra hand in the kitchen.
Apr 27, 2023
10 Oven-Cleaning Tools That Our Editors Recommend to EveryoneTools
Even if you've never cleaned your oven, these will work!
Apr 14, 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 $12 Tool Protects Your Oven from the Most Annoying Messes (and It Has 14,000 5-Star Ratings)Tools
Preventative cleaning is the best kind of cleaning.
Mar 22, 2023
The $13 Oven Accessory No Home Cook Should Be WithoutTools
Say goodbye to those dreaded grate burns for good.
Feb 9, 2023
Ninja Just Launched a New Countertop Oven That’s Perfect for Tiny KitchensTools
It'll quickly become your go-to kitchen appliance.
Feb 7, 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
I Tested the Tesla of Smart Ovens — and It’s as Impressive as It Sounds (Plus, It’s on Sale!)
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The Brava Smart Oven is the way of the future.
Nov 23, 2022
I Cleaned My Oven Door with That Wildly Popular Scrub from Etsy — And I’m Seriously Impressed
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Wait until you see the before and after photos!
Oct 30, 2022
8 Lazy-but-Foolproof Ways to Clean Your Kitchen This Fall
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It's low stress, we promise!
Oct 1, 2022
5 Filthy Hidden Kitchen Areas Pro Cleaners Want You to Know About — And How to Clean Them
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Because hidden germs can be lurking in your home.
Sep 22, 2022
How To Clean a Greasy Range Hood FilterKitchen
When was the last time you peeked underneath your stove's hood and checked out the exhaust fan filters?
Sep 21, 2022
Why You Should (Almost) Never Use Your Oven’s Self-Cleaning FunctionKitchen
This past week marked a special moment in my life. After living with an extra-small oven for years, pushing it hard — using it to test an entire book about casserole recipes, with pans that barely fit into its little cavity — I’m now the proud owner of a 30-inch double oven. I lucked out and found the exact oven I desired (and couldn’t afford at full price) for a fraction of its list price on Craigslist, barely used and with a 3-year warranty remaining.
Sep 8, 2022
This Editor-Loved Toaster Oven Is on Major Sale — but for a Very Limited Time
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Score major savings on this versatile toaster.
Sep 2, 2022
I Cleaned My Oven Door with a Dishwasher Tablet
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Here's how it went.
Aug 31, 2022
The Best Ways to Reheat All Your LeftoversSkills
Here's a guide to help you figure out if you should reheat your food on the stove, in the oven, or in the microwave.
Aug 25, 2022
The Right Oven Temperature for Homemade PizzaSkills
Testing the upper limits of your oven's heat might give you better pizza at home.
Aug 18, 2022
This Brilliant DIY Tool Will Clean Your Dirty Oven Racks
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They've never been cleaner.
Aug 18, 2022
Did You Just Get a New Range? 5 Things to Do Right AwayTools
Congrats on your fancy new appliance! That is very exciting. Just know that you'll have to do a few things before you can get cooking.
Aug 17, 2022
The Very Best Oven-Cleaning Tips We’ve Learned So Far This Year
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Foolproof cleaning solutions for your least favorite kitchen chore.
Jun 14, 2022
This $10 Find Is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Bought for My OvenTools
You deserve the truth and nothing but the truth!
Apr 3, 2022
5 Proven Ways to Clean a Dirty Oven, According to Professional Chefs
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Tricks of the trade, from the people who know best.
Feb 6, 2022
This New Paste Is So Ridiculously Effective at Cleaning My Oven, I’m Never Using Anything Else Ever Again
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Check out the before and after photos!
Jan 15, 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 5 Best Oven-Cleaning Tips and Tricks We Learned in 2021
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
First up: Get a microfiber brush and some scissors!
Dec 25, 2021
7 Things You Should Never Do When Cleaning the Oven
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And what you should do instead!
Dec 12, 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
15 Brilliant Oven-Cleaning Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew SoonerKitchen
Cleaning your oven can be a hassle. This essential appliance is the workhorse of your kitchen, so it can easily accumulate rogue dinner debris, burnt-on gunk, and plenty of grease. You probably know staying on top of deep-cleaning your oven can help maintain it over the years (and prevent unwanted odors in your kitchen). But mustering the motivation to perform this cumbersome chore? Not that easy. Fortunately, with a bit of strategy — a.k.a.
Oct 28, 2021
This Simple $13 Amazon Find Keeps My Kitchen Tidier Than I Ever Thought Possible
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It's the single greatest purchase I've made this year.
Oct 21, 2021
I’ve Tried Nearly a Dozen Methods for Cleaning My Oven Door — This Is How I’ll Do It from Now On
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
The proven winner is also the simplest!
Aug 9, 2021
This Giant Oven-Baked Pancake Is Crispy, Fluffy, and Impossibly Easy
Most Wanted
The edges bake up buttery and brown, while the center is taller and more tender than any griddle-cooked pancake.
Jun 20, 2021
5 Surefire (and Easy!) Ways to Clean the Glass on Your Oven Door
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You might not have ever thought to try method #2!
Jun 11, 2021
I Used Shaving Cream to Spot Clean My Oven — Here’s How It Went
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Spoiler: I loved it!
May 31, 2021
3 Seemingly Good Cleaning Ideas That Could Void the Warranty on Your Appliances
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If you read one story online today, make sure it's this.
May 5, 2021
The Smart Way to Use Your Oven to Help with Dish Duty
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
"The more leisurely I dine, the easier cleanup is later."
Mar 27, 2021
5 Things You Should Clean While You Wait for the Oven to Preheat
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Put down your Instagram machine and tackle any of these chores.
Feb 24, 2021
Before & After: I Cleaned the Oven in My Rental Kitchen for the First Time in 7 Years
Before & After
Would baking soda and vinegar be strong enough to get it clean? Let's find out!
Feb 20, 2021
The Unconventional and Surprising Tool I Use to Clean My Stovetop
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You'll be mad you didn't think of this earlier.
Jan 20, 2021
Our Very Best Oven-Cleaning Tips from 2020
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Use a dishwasher tablet to clean the inside!
Dec 11, 2020
I Took My Oven Door Apart to Clean It — Here’s How It Went
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It's actually not all that hard!
Nov 28, 2020
7 of the Biggest Mistakes You Make with Your Oven, According to Appliance Repair Pros
Tips from The Kitchn
Stop opening that oven door while cookies are baking!
Nov 20, 2020
How a Pan of Sugar Can Help Test Your Oven for Hot Spots Skills
Plus, a great way to use the sugar when you're done!
Oct 20, 2020
A Brilliant Tip for the *One Part* You're Missing During Oven Cleaning
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
It makes things so much easier.
Oct 6, 2020
This $7 Oven Thermometer Has More than 3,700 Five-Star Reviews on Amazon
Shopping
"Everyone should have one."
Sep 15, 2020
The Instagram Hack for Cleaning Oven Doors That I Wanted to Love (but Didn’t)
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
And yet, I still recommend trying it! Here's why.
Sep 10, 2020
What Is a Convection Microwave Oven?
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And how exactly do you use it?
Aug 18, 2020
The Scientific Reason Why the Back Burners Are Actually the Best Burners
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It's science!
Aug 7, 2020
7 Surprising Ways to Use Oven Cleaner
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Your Dutch oven is waiting.
Jul 10, 2020
Before & After: The Laziest, Most Effective Way to Clean Your Stovetop
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Just mix up two ingredients and let the paste sit on your stove!
Jul 9, 2020
Here’s How to Finally Use Your Oven’s BroilerSkills
Think of it like a grill and you can use it for quick dinners!
Jul 2, 2020
I Tried 3 Methods For Cleaning My Stove’s Drip Pans
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Spoiler: I’m never cooking again.
May 15, 2020
The Best Ways to Clean an Oven, According to Professional Cleaners
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Juice a few limes!
May 5, 2020
I Tried the $5 Oven Cleaner That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
The stuff really works!
Apr 13, 2020
I Cleaned My Oven with a Magic Eraser — Here’s How It Went
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Turns out, it's really best for this one particular spot.
Apr 8, 2020
I Cleaned My Oven By Steaming a Dish of Water and Vinegar
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Here's how it went.
Apr 4, 2020