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Cleaning

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 Tool to Clean Your Waffle Iron Might Be in Your Bathroom

In honor of National Waffle Iron Day on June 29, here's how to clean a waffle maker, with or without removable plates. Turning to your waffle maker can up the ante on brunch, whether it’s for delicious...
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What vacuum do you use at home? I need a new one and suggestions

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by Autumm2 19 days 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 ...

Did I Ruin My All-Clad?

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by LandB20 24 days 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?

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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)

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by Melanie Wong 2 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

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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

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by Melanie Wong 2 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

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by droolingdoggie 3 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

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by majandra22 3 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?

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by TKB21 3 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)

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by Melanie Wong 3 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

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by prophet01 6 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?

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by jp96 5 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...

Can't get my Le Creuset interior clean

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by krystinamarie 6 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...

Silicone and odors. Help please.

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by Candy 11 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

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by 1Majikk1 7 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.

Best and Safest Way to Clean a super dirty Oven

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by burgeoningfoodie 10 years ago

Hello Chowhounds, I've just moved into a place that is pretty fabulous. I'm subletting and the only major problem is that the oven is a nightmare. I mean I've never seen something so utterly...

Is A Rusty Pan Safe to Use? & How to Maintain Stainless Steel Cookware?

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by inventivefficiency 10 years ago

I didn't find any educated or informed answers googling, but assumed that it wasn't safe, so I'm getting a new saucepan eventually. I'm still curious to know the answer though. The rusty pan is pro...

Is bon ami the same as barkeepers friend?

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by qwerty78 11 years ago

my all clad needs a scrub but i only have bon ami at home. will it scratch? thanks!

HELP!! tin baking pan black after dishwasher cycle

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by cinvowell 8 years ago

I'm sorry if there is a recient thread like this, but I'm new. I'm at my wits end. I have a tin pan that was my mother's when I was growing up. It's been through the dishwasher countless times. ...

Mice poop and pots, pans, electric skillet

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by bootzy56 11 months ago

I am moving packing things up ! I’m giving my son a lot of my pots n pans skillets ! And mice got in my boxes n pooped !!!! I’m so very grossed out !! I’m an ocd person! So I’m literally freaking o...