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.


Clorox whip on outside of ZipLock

by borisabrams 7 days 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...

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

by new to cooking 12 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.

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

by carmonadeanjesse 3 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 ...

Neatly pouring muffin batter?

by TracyPark 1 year ago

No matter how carefully I pour thick bran or corn muffin batter from my 4 quart Pyrex, I end up with drips on the pan between the muffin cups as well as drips on the countertop. My ladle is too la...

CLUB aluminum pot--how to clean blackened exterior?

by erica 7 years ago

I just bought a Club aluminum dutch oven for $2 at a yard sale. The price was so cheap probably because the exterior of the dappled metal had turned almost black with grime. I tried using EasyOf...

Is bon ami the same as barkeepers friend?

by qwerty78 9 years ago

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

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

by Pipenta 5 years ago

The bastard child of a pressure cooker and a toaster oven. Might be really nifty, might be ridiculous. I'm wondering what's involved with cleaning the thing. Anybody got one? Review it for us plz?

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

by EsotericWaffles 4 months 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 oil is exploding, since I use a thermometer the whole time. No, my biggest chall...

Removing silverware marks from plates?

by jacquelyncoffey 9 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...

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 they affect heat distribution? Is any one brand superior to the others? Thanks fo...

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 stench (now) of old cooked onions and garlic. The odor is nauseating. I tried a...

Ampia/mercato pasta machine squeaky

by Fritz 4 months 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 squeaky. I'm looking for info on how and what to safely lubricate it.

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 tried canola oil and soaking in soapy water but it's been a week now. Any suggest...

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 breaking? I tried to pluck it out with a butter knife (The spreading end) but that ...

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 never leaves my oven. Well, my parents came to stay and my dad cooked a chicken......

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 the burned-on layer of brownish-black gunk off of the top of my stovetop. I hav...

Cleaning a cast iron

by nuraman00 9 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 rust. (No picture). To get rid of the rust, I tried coating it in olive oil...

Cleaning the exposed rim on Demeyere Proline?

by marlinspike 7 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 cleaner, but as I understand it I cannot use that on the rim of the Demeyere's s...

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 handle this? Also, how to clean the crap off? So many products, so little knowledg...

Spilled glucose

by kittyfood 8 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 spilled in my cabinet. It ran down the wall to lower shelves, and is semi-solid,...