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Silicone and odors. Help please.

by Candy 10 years ago

I am at a loss. My gaskets for pressure cookers and my beloved universal silicone lids have become saturated with the...


therealdoctorlew commented 13 days ago

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Ampia/mercato pasta machine squeaky

by Fritz 15 days ago

I've tried to contact them, but so far... We have a 40 or 50 year old model 110. It's begun to be a little sque...

How to Deep Fry Often without a Mess (Optimal Vessel?)

by EsotericWaffles 23 days ago

I'm having trouble finding a way to deep fry without oil getting everywhere. I don't mean this in the sense that the ...


CookingChemicalEngineer commented 22 days ago

Stacked Pyrex stuck

by pyrofemme 12 years ago

I have two 2-cup/1pt Pyrex measuring cups that were stacked on top of each other and now are stuck together. I've tr...


seefoo commented 1 month ago

HELP!!! Fist-Size Pyrex Bowl Stuck in Sink

by grandma_suzee 8 years ago

Doing Dishes & the bowl went in the garbage disposal. Facing Up. Fits like a glove. How may I retrieve without brea...


rachel_elizabeth commented 2 months ago

Help me! My pizza stone got covered with grease!

by EllieSchnids 5 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 ne...


BeeRich commented 2 months ago

how to get blackened crud off of stovetop?

by Njchicaa 6 years ago

I am not the best housekeeper in the world. I freely admit this. I have been having a heck of a time trying to get ...


Glendalough commented 3 months ago

Cleaning a cast iron

by nuraman00 6 months ago

I have a 17" deep dish cast iron. I've only used it 3rd time. After using it for the 3rd time, there was a lot of...


nuraman00 commented 3 months ago

Cleaning the exposed rim on Demeyere Proline?

by marlinspike 4 months ago

The rim of my Demeyere Proline pans has polymerized oil on it. I've only had luck cleaning such using lye based oven ...


mobiledynamics commented 4 months ago

Scratch in flat top griddle

by girlonavespa 3 years ago

I've been trying to clean a ton of gunk off my wolf flat-top griddle and the scraper left some scratches. How do I ha...


fredfirth commented 4 months ago

Spilled glucose

by kittyfood 5 months ago

I'm not sure which board is appropriate for this question, but a tub of glucose that I used for a baking project has ...

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babette feasts commented 5 months ago

Wilton Armetale Silver - did I ruin it?

by AmblerGirl 12 years ago

I recently bought a beautiful (and expensive) set of Wilton Armetale silver serving trays - the kind that can even go...


alexrander commented 5 months ago

Oven liner? A good idea? Or not?

by fauchon 9 years ago

I spent much of the morning cleaning my oven & wonder if anyone has used an oven liner. Do they really help? Do the...


ibcinu commented 5 months ago

Problem when boiling chicken

by jep334 3 years ago

This is going to sound like a very ignorant question, but nonetheless, I must ask: I have this problem when I boil ch...


breadchick commented 5 months ago

Viking Range Hood Cleaning Nightmare

by liveforfood 7 years ago

Has anyone had the following similar experience with their Viking Range Hood? We have a VCWH 3048/SS model over our ...


igup commented 6 months ago

Calphalon Non-stick cookware pans are NOT dishwasher safe - WHY?

by wheresthelove16 7 years ago

I know not to put my Calphalon non-stick pots and pans in the dishwasher, but does anyone have a reason WHY? Is it...


BiffsOpinion commented 6 months ago

Self cleaning oven: racks in or out?

by Hansel 9 years ago

Do you take your racks out of the oven during self clean? My manual (Bosch) says if I leave them in they will no...


BJOkes commented 6 months ago

How to clean a granite mortar and pestle?

by michaelnrdx 8 years ago

I heard that one shouldn't wash a granite mortar and pestle with soap, because the soap water will permeate into the ...


EmmaJoyce commented 6 months ago

How to clean Corning Ware?

by daeira 6 years ago

I've been on a Corning Ware kick as of late. When visiting my local thrift stores, I've picked up a few of the old py...


contributor commented 7 months ago

Vintage copper cleaning challenge: Burned-on adhesive

by betsy_VA 9 months ago

Hi folks -- Welcome ideas on whether and how to tackle the residue from a price sticker that is marring my otherwise ...


betsy_VA commented 7 months ago

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