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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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Can you taste dish soap on your dishes?

by AnneInMpls 10 years ago

I have trouble finding a dish soap that I can tolerate. Most are so strongly perfumed that the taste never comes off...

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mckinley007 commented 10 days ago

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

by grandma_suzee 7 years ago

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

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lucycon1 commented 11 days ago

Looking for Large Circular Plastic Brush

by westes 17 days ago

Does anyone make a large circular plastic brush that is around nine to 12 inches diameter? I want something I can sp...

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westes commented 15 days ago

Best and Safest Way to Clean a super dirty Oven

by burgeoningfoodie 7 years ago

Hello Chowhounds, I've just moved into a place that is pretty fabulous. I'm subletting and the only major problem...

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Saywhaaa commented 21 days ago

How to clean Corning Ware?

by daeira 4 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...

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pawinner1023 commented 30 days ago

Viking Range Hood Cleaning Nightmare

by liveforfood 6 years ago

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

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MPRR commented 1 month ago

Cleaning copper around handles

by kgrey 2 months ago

Does anyone have any tips on how to polish copper in a way that doesn't create a gunk under and around the handles? ...

kaleokahu commented 1 month ago

Advice on saving a very blackened copper pan?

by manolotraveler 2 months ago

I stumbled across the following very, very dirty looking copper pan on ebay this morning, and I'm wondering whether f...

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manolotraveler commented 2 months ago

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

by Pipenta 4 years ago

The bastard child of a pressure cooker and a toaster oven. Might be really nifty, might be ridiculous. I'm wondering ...

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drgeeforce commented 2 months ago

Silicone and odors. Help please.

by Candy 9 years ago

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

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LoveFriedChickenBokBokBok commented 2 months ago

Help me! My pizza stone got covered with grease!

by EllieSchnids 4 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...

DuffyH commented 3 months ago

Cleaning vintage aluminum cookware?

by Sirrith 1 year ago

Hi all, I just bought a vintage French croque monsieur iron made from cast aluminium. As it's a used item, it has som...

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TheMeadowbrookPeddler commented 3 months ago

The strange white growths inside my espresso maker

by Hallie 15 years ago

Call me ignorant. My husband and I just purchased a nice espresso maker - the traditional Italian type that can be p...

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Malone2000 commented 3 months ago

"Wiping Pan" Between Recipe Steps

by Jim Leff 4 months ago

I've never figured out how to follow the recipe instruction "wipe your pan", i.e. when the pan must serve double duty...

Jim Leff commented 4 months ago

How to clean a granite mortar and pestle?

by michaelnrdx 7 years ago

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

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Savorytart commented 4 months ago

Severely Burnt pressure cooker

by vocaloide117 4 months ago

So recently I've just finished my final exams at secondary school and to celebrate me and my friends wanted to make a...

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vocaloide117 commented 4 months ago

Dishwasher Detergent, is There an All in One that works?

by zackly 2 years ago

I've been using Finish All in One Powerballs since they first showed up @ Costco. The results have been less than spe...

DuffyH commented 4 months ago

Hard water stains on stainless steel cookware

by Sonia 12 years ago

Whenever I boil water in my stainless steel cookware (All-Clad, Cuisinart), tiny hard water rings appear where the bu...

CHSeifert commented 4 months ago

How do I remove melted plastic from my stainless steel pan?

by iLoveFood 11 years ago

Help...hubby accidently melted a piece of plastic bag in our stainless steel pan. We removed it from the heat when i...

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sjernst10 commented 4 months ago

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