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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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Is bon ami the same as barkeepers friend?

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by qwerty78 10 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 7 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 3 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 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.

Viking Range Hood Cleaning Nightmare

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by liveforfood 8 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 1 year 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 7 months 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 ...

Neatly pouring muffin batter?

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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?

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by erica 8 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...

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

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by Pipenta 6 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?)

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by EsotericWaffles 11 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?

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by jacquelyncoffey 10 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?

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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...

Ampia/mercato pasta machine squeaky

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by Fritz 11 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

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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

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by grandma_suzee 9 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 ...