Cleaning is the least fun part of cooking, but we have to do it. Luckily Chowhounds have tips and tricks for everything from kitchen organization to cleaning cast iron and the best kitchen soaps to use.

The Best Way to Clean Every Part of Your Instant Pot So It’s Like New

The downside to making everything in your Instant Pot? It gets dirty, of course. So learn how to clean your Instant Pot and how often you should do it. An Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen gadget that...

Burned a Demeyere Atlantis Saucepan... Any Way to Clean?

by westes 5 days ago

Unfortunately, I allowed a Demeyere Atlantis saucepan to dry out on a heated place. There is only a slight burn on the outside bottom of the pan, but the inside bottom has white blotching that I h...

Wilton Armetale Silver - did I ruin it?

by AmblerGirl 14 years ago

I recently bought a beautiful (and expensive) set of Wilton Armetale silver serving trays - the kind that can even go in the oven to keep your food warm. Well, I was very dumb and did not read the...

Removing silverware marks from plates?

by jacquelyncoffey 11 years ago

Hi, I have Noritake colorwave dishes, which I guess are stoneware, certainly not fine china, and they have dark marks from the stainless steel flatware, from cutting your meat etc. Is there any wa...

Trying to Refinish Stainless Steel with Citric Acid Failed

by westes 3 months ago

So I have had some luck cleaning stainless steel tools with a 3% citric acid solution. I have an inexpensive stainless steel stockpot that had a small amount of rust on the outside of its rivets, ...

What vacuum do you use at home? I need a new one and suggestions

by Autumm2 4 months ago

My 23 year old Hoover "Elite Supreme" seems to be reaching the end of it's life span. I inherited it when my grandmother passed away while in college- probably one of the few college students out ...

Best way to clean your knives

by julietg 10 years ago

I have successfully trained the DH to never put the good kitchen knives in the dishwasher or leave them in the sink. It took a bit of tears and him having to re-buy a Global he ruined, but I did it...

Can't get my Le Creuset interior clean

by krystinamarie 7 years ago

Hey there, Hoping that one of you lovely people can help me out! I have a 7.25 quart enameled Le Creuset Dutch oven. I've been using it for almost 5 years, it's pretty much the first pot I ever pu...

Did I Ruin My All-Clad?

by LandB20 5 months ago

I am relatively new to using stainless. I know to use low heat and the temp has to be just right to avoid sticking. However I've had my fair share of sticking, white spots and rainbows. I am still ...

Oven liner? A good idea? Or not?

by fauchon 11 years ago

I spent much of the morning cleaning my oven & wonder if anyone has used an oven liner. Do they really help? Do they affect heat distribution? Is any one brand superior to the others? Thanks fo...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Viking Range Hood Cleaning Nightmare

by liveforfood 9 years ago

Has anyone had the following similar experience with their Viking Range Hood? We have a VCWH 3048/SS model over our 30" Viking Range. I clean it often, about every two months, and find it to be s...

Southern California Supermarkets Rocked by COVID-19 Outbreaks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . Ralph's spokesman John Votava told NBC4 that there are numerous stores in the chain with employees who have tested positive. When asked how many stores, he said it was "in the double digits...

SOS--melted silicone on new carbon steel pan

by droolingdoggie 6 months ago

While seasoning my carbon steel pan for first use, I used a pair of silicone tongs to apply vegetable oil on the surface of my carbon steel pan. Boy, I didn't realize that the silicone could melt! ...

Sharing a Kitchen with Family

by majandra22 7 months ago

Hello all, hoping for some ideas and suggestions here... how do foodies, cooks and chefs deal with sharing a kitchen with their loved ones? My boyfriend and I have very different cooking/cleaning/o...

What's the proper way to clean a cast iron dutch oven used for deep frying?

by TKB21 7 months ago

I have a large cast iron dutch oven that I use often to fry french fries and chicken. I just got done with re-seasoning it due to the grease build up on the sides from accidental overflows and drip...

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide (by Serious Eats)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . plenty of folks—myself included—have been confused or curious about the safety of allowing restaurants to continue preparing and serving food. Is it actually safe? Should I reheat the food...

Oven splatter guard/shield

by prophet01 10 months ago

Hi everyone, new member Andrew from the UK here. I really would appreciate your thoughts on a product that I've been developing over the past few years and am now seriously considering manufactu...

Secrets to cleaning granite Raclette cooktop?

by jp96 6 years ago

We have been enjoying our new Swissmar Stelvio granite grill for the holidays. I did put some grapeseed oil on the granite before cooking for the first time, and did not use any marinated food. Af...

Silicone and odors. Help please.

by Candy 12 years ago

I am at a loss. My gaskets for pressure cookers and my beloved universal silicone lids have become saturated with the stench (now) of old cooked onions and garlic. The odor is nauseating. I tried a...

Cleaning grill

by 1Majikk1 11 months ago

You clean the grill grates because all that charred burnt on hook is just nasty. You don't have to be a compulsive cleaner, you just have to be sanitary.