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My new dishwasher smells like a wet swampy bird merged with an aquarium...gross!

by Beach Chick 5 years ago

My beloved high end Kitchen Aid that was the mothership of all dishwashers that busted it's ass for me 5-6 times a we...

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report4betterprods commented 11 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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Manlycook commented 13 days ago

Help me! My pizza stone got covered with grease!

by EllieSchnids 3 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 19 days 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 26 days ago

Silicone and odors. Help please.

by Candy 8 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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egreses2016 commented 29 days 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 30 days ago

"Wiping Pan" Between Recipe Steps

by Jim Leff 1 month 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 1 month ago

How to clean a granite mortar and pestle?

by michaelnrdx 6 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 1 month ago

Severely Burnt pressure cooker

by vocaloide117 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 months ago

How to remove yellow curry (tumeric?) stain from kitchen countertop??

by Skillet Licker 10 years ago

A delicious Indian take-out dish -- cauliflower in a ground sesame and yellow curry sauce, for the record -- left beh...

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loveheath commented 2 months ago

What did you put in the dishwasher which the manufacturer said to hand wash?

by Nikki NYC 5 years ago

I'll start by telling you what prompted me to post this thread. My wonderful, amazing husband whom I love dearly put ...

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az4257 commented 3 months ago

Dishwashing Liquid Too Sudsy

by zackly 3 months ago

Most people, myself included, equate lots of suds with cleaning power but apparently that's not true. "Manufacturers...

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sandylc commented 3 months ago

Little white worms in my morels

by brooklynmonkey 14 years ago

I brought some seemingly beautiful morels home from a very reputable market, only to discover they were inhabited by ...

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HoosierFoodie commented 3 months 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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JacknJazzesNana commented 3 months ago

Oven liner? A good idea? Or not?

by fauchon 8 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...

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g5arrett commented 3 months ago

Horrible smelling garbage disposer

by sueatmo 5 years ago

We're doing some cleanup in the house we bought, and I'm taking my time working my way through the many cabinets wash...

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alexrander commented 3 months ago

Any way to remove a pattern from good dishes?

by georgia1026 3 months ago

I have a huge set of Noritake contemporary china. It is wonderful, oven/microwave/dishwasher safe. Doesn't chip and...

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alexrander commented 3 months ago

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