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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.

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

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by TKB21 4 days 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 14 days 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 3 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...

Oven liner? A good idea? Or not?

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by fauchon 10 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...

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 4 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 9 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 8 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...

Help me! My pizza stone got covered with grease!

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by EllieSchnids 6 years ago

So, about a year ago we bought a Williams Sonoma pizza stone and we love this thing! We use it all the time and it never leaves my oven. Well, my parents came to stay and my dad cooked a chicken......

Glass Top stove, what's best to use on it?

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by new to cooking 13 years ago

I have a new glass top stove, rather have gas, but not a choice. What should I use to cook on the glass top, that is easy to clean and will not scratch my stove. thanks.

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...

Vintage copper cleaning challenge: Burned-on adhesive

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by betsy_VA 2 years ago

Hi folks -- Welcome ideas on whether and how to tackle the residue from a price sticker that is marring my otherwise fabulous vintage Dehillerin pomme-Anna. As the photos show, there is a rectangul...

Best way to clean colanders and graters?

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by momnivore 9 years ago

I have such a hard time cleaning my fine colander and my graters (especially my microplane). If I use a sponge it just tears the sponge up. If I don't use a sponge I get little pieces of whatever...

Clorox whip on outside of ZipLock

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by borisabrams 1 year ago

Hey folks! I brought a pound of mince beef from the store, and divided it up into three ziplock packs to store in the freezer. It was messy and I got raw meat on the outside of the ziplocks. In...

How to clean All-clad, stainless steel frying pan?

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by carmonadeanjesse 4 years ago

I just bought a 12" All-clad, stainless steel frying pan. I bought barkeeper's friend, as well. How do I properly clean the pan? Do I have to apply barkeeper's friend every time? Or, only if a lot ...