The Only Water Filters Worth Buying (and Why), According to ExpertsKitchen
It actually depends on where you live.
You've Been Cleaning Your Wooden Spoons All WrongKitchen
The cleaning don'ts are as important as the dos!
7 Subtle Signs There’s Mold Lurking in Your KitchenKitchen
Number five might surprise you.
7 Fire Hazards Hiding in Your Kitchen Right NowKitchen
Plus, how to mitigate your risk.
These 9 Things Can Ruin Your Garbage DisposalKitchen
According to plumbers.
Mar 29, 2023
The Germiest Place in Your Kitchen Is Probably Where You Least ExpectKitchen
Spoiler alert: It's not the sink!
Jan 14, 2023
4 Tiny Self-Care Habits All Home Chefs Can Practice This YearKitchen
This year, resolve to take care of yourself in the kitchen.
Jan 4, 2023
This Is the Grossest Thing You Can Have in Your Kitchen, According to a SurveyKitchen
It's not a sink full of dirty dishes.
Nov 20, 2022
Things To Avoid With Hydrogen Peroxide
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
First of all, take it out of the medicine cabinet.
Aug 16, 2022
Pet Experts on How to Protect Your Home and Your Furry Friends from Their Biting FoesKitchen
Fleas hang out all year round, but prefer warm and humid conditions, making summer their favorite season.
Aug 11, 2022
I’m a Mosquito Magnet — Here Are My Top Tips for Keeping Bites at BayKitchen
All my life, I’ve been a mosquito magnet, and it doesn’t help that I live in Hawaii, whose tropical climate makes it home to many mosquitoes.
Jul 13, 2022
This Under-$12 Bug Repellent Magically Keeps Insects Away — and You Don’t Need to Put It on Your Skin
Shopping
I'm gifting one to everyone I know with a backyard or patio.
Apr 28, 2022
6 Things You Should Color-Code in Your Kitchen, According to a Food Scientist
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You can easily get started with a little bit of washi tape.
Feb 21, 2022
7 Things You Should Never Do with Your Face Mask — And the 5 Things You Definitely Should
Tips from The Kitchn
Plus, a link to buy a box of legit N95 masks.
Feb 1, 2022
5 Really Important Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Fridge
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
According to a food safety expert and a microbiologist.
Oct 23, 2021
The Single Most Important Thing You Should Do in Your Kitchen This Weekend
Tips from The Kitchn
Safety first!
Sep 26, 2021
6 Things You Should Never Do with Oven Cleaner
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
Sep 22, 2021
3 Unsafe Things You Should Never Do in Your Kitchen
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Definitely pay attention to number 3!
Jul 14, 2021
7 Surprising Things You Should Refrigerate (and 4 You Shouldn’t!)
Tips from The Kitchn
Pillowcase in the fridge?! Yes!
Jul 8, 2021
5 Things a Microbiologist Would Remove from Your Kitchen, Every Time
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Plus, what you should use instead.
Jul 8, 2021
The Cool Reason You Should Keep Your Sunscreen in the Kitchen This Summer
Tips from the Kitchn
You'll love this refreshing beauty tip!
Jun 9, 2021
We Asked 1,000 People What Their Health Goals Are for 2021
Health
Almost 75% of respondents said that their health is more important to them than it was at the start of 2020
Jan 5, 2021
The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do This Weekend
Tips from The Kitchn
(Besides vote!)
Nov 1, 2020
The Scientific Reason Why the Back Burners Are Actually the Best Burners
Tips from The Kitchn
It's science!
Aug 7, 2020
A Recent CDC Study Found That One-Third of U.S. Households Are Cleaning Incorrectly
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Please be careful with bleach!
Jul 27, 2020
I Switched to a Hands-Free Automatic Soap Dispenser at Home and I’ll Never Go Back
Shopping
I highly recommend it!
Jul 10, 2020
How Long Can Viruses (Like the Coronavirus) Live on Surfaces at Home?
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Can the virus live on cardboard boxes from deliveries? And how long can it live on, say, a doorknob? We did some research and spoke to experts to find out.
Apr 17, 2020
Why You Should Take Hydrogen Peroxide Out of Your First Aid Kit
Tips from The Kitchn
Turns out, you should stop using hydrogen peroxide on cuts and scrapes. Here's why — and what you should do instead.
Apr 1, 2020
All Your Coronavirus-Related Cleaning and Disinfecting Questions, Answered
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
What's the best way to disinfect the kitchen? What can you use if you can't find Clorox wipes? What needs to be wiped down? We have all those answers and more.
Apr 1, 2020
The DIY Sanitizer Recipes That Are All Over the Internet Don’t Work — Here’s the Right Way to Do It
Tips from The Kitchn
Some people are taking sanitizing matters into their own hands (pun intended). Here's why that won't work.
Mar 5, 2020
This Food Expert Says You’re Washing Your Dishes with Water That’s Too Hot
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Yep, you read that right.
Dec 9, 2019
5 Things You REALLY Should Do Twice a Year in Order to Make Your Home a Safer Place
Shopping
When was the last time you did any of these things?
Nov 27, 2019
A Shower Cap Is the Antidote to a Persistent Smoke Detector
Tips from The Kitchn
Save your ears!
Nov 11, 2019
How Bad Is It If You Don’t Wash a New Dish or Gadget Before You Use It?
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
We talked to a food safety specialist and germ expert to find out.
Nov 5, 2019
Is It Bad That My Phone Charger Is Always Plugged in on My Kitchen Counter?
Tips from The Kitchn
We've all wondered this!
Nov 4, 2019
10 Dangerous Things You Should Stop Doing ASAP, According to Electricians
Tips from The Kitchn
You might want to stop using that super old blender!
Oct 10, 2019
5 Things This Health Inspector Wants You to Stop Doing at Home. Immediately.
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
How many of these are you guilty of?
Sep 16, 2019
The Never-Ending Math Magic You Do in the Kitchen as a Type 1 Diabetic
Wellness
"While the whirring of numbers in my brain can be exhausting, it's also the familiar hum that accompanies me every time I step into the kitchen."
Jul 31, 2019
7 Simple Ways to Be Happier in the Kitchen This Summer
Life in the Kitchen
It's not just a heat issue. Sometimes we resent being in the kitchen instead of outside!
Jun 12, 2019
Do You Really Need Dish Soap and Hand Soap in the Kitchen?
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Why spend your whole paycheck only to waste plastic and take up hard-fought storage space?
May 22, 2019
Kitchen Tip: Sanitizing Sponges in the MicrowaveKitchen
What’s the most unsanitary item in your house? The toilet? Nope, think again. It’s your trusty, well-used kitchen sponge. Sponges are germ vectors. Think about it; all those holes, the dampness, the bits of food … perfect real estate for microorganisms to move into and throw a party. You could bleach the sponges, but we generally feel that less bleach in the environment is a better thing.What kinds of microorganisms can be found in sponges?
May 3, 2019
A Smoke Alarm That Talks To You? That’s the Latest Design from NestKitchen
Emily’s post yesterday about fire extinguishers reminded me that you can never be too careful in the kitchen. I would say the same goes for smoke alarms. I (guiltily) admit to sometimes disabling my smoke alarm when I cook just to avoid setting it off and having to deal with the annoying, unstoppable beeping. But this new smoke and carbon monoxide detector from Nest is pretty great. For one, it talks to you before it starts beeping!
May 2, 2019
5 Anti-Fatigue Gel Mats to Save Your BackKitchen
If you’re spending a lot of time in the kitchen, it can start to take its toll on your feet, legs, and back. These five mats will help you cook with ease. Imprint CumulusPro Commerical Grade, $126: Recommended by The Wirecutter for standing desks, this mat was their top pick for being comfortable for long periods of time and for not giving off nasty chemicals.
May 2, 2019
5 Signs It’s Time for You to Get a New Slow CookerKitchen
I’m such a sucker for vintage slow cookers. I love picking them up at thrift stores or garage sales for a few dollars; I currently have 14 different models ready to go in the kitchen. I also have a few more in the garden and in the garage that I keep purely for aesthetic reasons — this is because these lovely relics are no longer safe for cooking food.
May 1, 2019
15 Ways to Have a Cleaner, Healthier KitchenKitchen
Having a clean kitchen to cook in is just as important as being able to master perfectly whipped cream. That’s why we’re here to help you find better, faster, healthier ways to clean your kitchen. From saving that enameled cast iron pot from ruin to learning how to make all-natural cleaners that leave your kitchen spotless, here’s our best cleaning advice from the past year.
May 1, 2019
5 Things to Leave Until Monday So You Can Enjoy the WeekendKitchen
If you’re like us, your work week is insanely busy; your to-do lists are overloaded and your inboxes are out of control. And then, the weekend arrives with the promise of redemption: This will be the weekend you do all the things that have been preventing your ascension to greatness. You will answer your emails. You will deep-clean the bathroom. You will make lasagna and freeze it for later, in practical, single-serving squares. Or, you know, you could not.
May 1, 2019
5 Things to Know About Bleach in the KitchenKitchen
Bleach! You know it’s super powerful and that it has a strong odor to it. You also know that it can make whites whiter and that it kills germs. But did you know these other fun facts? It may seem like the perfect ingredient to concoct a super-powered kitchen cleaner, but you should never, ever mix household bleach with other kitchen cleaners, especially ones that contain ammonia or acid. Doing so can release toxic fumes that could lead to coughing, nausea, chest pain, and more.
May 1, 2019
Why My Family Decided to Give Up Eating Beef (for the Most Part)Kitchen
A couple of years ago, I started to have beef with beef. Even though it had been a staple in my diet from the time I was a little kid, it was getting harder and harder to feel good about eating it.
May 1, 2019
Your Amazon Echo Can Now Track Your Alcohol ConsumptionKitchen
An Amazon Echo can do a lot of things. It can play music, brew coffee, order pizza, and even help you find better deals on Amazon shopping holidays. It can definitely make a person feel a little like Big Brother is watching them, however. Amazon Echo is always listening, and that makes some people a little uncomfortable about privacy issues. Nobody wants to think their speakers are spying on them.
May 1, 2019
Do Vegetable Sprays and Washes Actually Work (Or Are They a Waste of Money)?Kitchen
The recent romaine E. coli outbreak is just one more reminder that, for all their health benefits, fruits and vegetables still carry risks. Every time you munch a raw goodie, you might run into less savory things like soil, pesticides, wax residues, and, in rare occasions, really nasty microorganisms (like Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and E. coli).
May 1, 2019
Mistakes to Avoid When Using Bleach in the KitchenKitchen
Bleach is a great, strong cleaner, but if you don’t use it properly you can harm yourself, render it ineffective, or even cause something as dramatic as an explosion. So the next time you’re getting ready to clean the heck out of all your kitchen surfaces, watch out for these mistakes to avoid while using bleach in the kitchen. Although bleach is safe to use for cleaning, it’s a strong chemical.
May 1, 2019
5 Ways to Help Your Kitchen Stay Cooler This SummerKitchen
As much as I love cooking, I find that in the summer I love staying cool even more. Since I live in a small apartment, even heating my oven to 350°F for 30 minutes can raise the temperature of my kitchen and leave me sweating. That’s why I take some extra measures to ensure we won’t melt in our own home. If you’re looking to keep your kitchen cool this summer, these five tips and tricks can help.
May 1, 2019
The Gross Reason I Won’t Bring My Cell Phone into My KitchenKitchen
If you’ve ever scrolled through Facebook, checked emails, or searched for the perfect playlist on your phone will sitting down at dinner, please, please stop. Beyond being just a little bit rude to your partner or your kids, it’s straight-up unhygienic. Think about it: You carry that phone with you all day long, and handle it without thinking after you touch a subway pole, pull cash out of your pocket for coffee, or pull open the door to the bathroom.
May 1, 2019
3 Kitchen Problems Only People Without Central Air Will UnderstandKitchen
When you don’t have central (or any kind of) air conditioning in your kitchen, you quickly realize a few things. I knew living in a (very!) old house would mean not wanting to turn on the oven from roughly June through September, but the last few summers had a few other surprises in store for me, as well. Here are the three biggest problems only people without air conditioning in their kitchen will understand. What’s that, dear husband?
Jun 29, 2018
4 Signs It’s Time to Let Go of an Old Cast Iron PanKitchen
Here's how you'll know.
Jun 12, 2018
The Best Way to Sanitize Your Kitchen Sponge Is Not What You ThinkKitchen
Kitchen sponges are notorious for being bacteria-ridden. By some estimates, they are dirtier than toilet seats. Strains of germs range from campylobacter, salmonella, and staphylococcus to E. coli and listeria. Yuck. “That thing is very dirty,” Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and pathologist at the New York University School of Medicine, tells Tech Insider.
Aug 8, 2017
6 Ways to Beat the Heat in the Kitchen This SummerKitchen
So it’s about a zillion degrees out — but you still have to eat! And to do that, you usually have to spend some time in the kitchen (although takeout does sound good). For the days you’re definitely going to be cooking at home, here are our best tips for keeping your kitchen from overheating. File this one under “well, duh.” If you really want to keep things cool in your kitchen, your best bet will be to cook, er, prepare things that don’t use your oven.
Jun 20, 2017
5 Things to Know About Cleaning Up Leaked Meat JuiceKitchen
Handling raw meat isn’t really anyone’s favorite food-prep task. And if the juices leak, spill, or splash, you’ve got a tricky cleanup job on your hands, lest you risk serious food poisoning. Follow these tips to keep things de-germed. Smart grocery stores have plastic bag dispensers handy in the meat department so you can wrap up those meat trays.
Mar 31, 2017
10 Stove Safety Tips Every Cook Should KnowKitchen
The stove is the real workhorse of the kitchen, and even more so when you’re cooped up because of a winter storm and, er, cooking up one. But do you really know how to use it safely? Here are 10 stove safety tips every cook should know, according to Doug Rogers and Anthony Arroyo of Mr. Appliance repair services. What’s an anti-tip bracket, you might ask? It’s the thing that comes with most ovens and is usually tossed aside without a second thought.
Feb 21, 2017
10 Things You Should Throw Out of Your Fridge Right NowKitchen
Does opening your fridge inflict terror and guilt? While you should try to avoid food waste as much as possible, sometimes things are just past the point of no return. You can feel okay about getting rid of these 10 things in your fridge without a second thought. You’ll be doing yourself and your fridge a favor by making room for things you can actually consume. A clean fridge packed with delicious ingredients is something you can look forward to seeing. Here’s what you should toss.
Jul 7, 2016
Do You Have a Fire Extinguisher in Your Kitchen?Kitchen
A family member recently had a big scare when a pan of cooking oil caught fire. His finger got burned and the kitchen sustained quite a bit of damage. Stories like this have always made me think, “I should get a fire extinguisher” but then I’ve forgotten about it within a day or two. Well, this time I didn’t put it off. How about you — do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen? Have you ever had to use it?
Oct 8, 2013
Kitchen Safety: Why a Sharp Knife Leads to Fewer Injuries Gourmet LiveKitchen
It sounds completely counterintuitive that a razor-sharp knife would actually cause fewer injuries in the kitchen, doesn’t it? An interview with a butcher in a recent Gourmet Live article reveals how this is so.Stanley Lobel of Lobel’s butcher shop in New York explains that a sharp knife means you have to make fewer cuts. A dull knife makes you work harder; several cuts are required where one or two would do.
Jun 30, 2011