This page contains tips and guides about cleaning household appliances.
Attempting to 'soften' brown sugar, I used the microwave. The plastic bag container burst and left a hardened pool of burnt sugar? What can I do? Anything?
My husband is a roofer and came home with tar on his pants, which I did not notice. I wet several dryer sheets and went to town. Worked amazingly! I then washed the inside of the dryer with hot soapy water.
I am looking for ways to clean an electric oven; a fast cleaning way for a lazy grandmother.
Fill your blender halfway with water, then add a drop of dish soap and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Replace the lid and blend.
Softscrub is excellent. You have to shake the container vigorously before applying and then wait 5-10 minutes. Use the abrasive side of a sponge or an abrasive pad and gently rub, increasing force gradually.
When left with just the residue of plastic on the cooktop: turn burner to maximum for 10 minutes (exhaust on for fumes), until residue turns from black to charcoal grey. After cooktop cools, wipe with a dry cloth. The residue will be nothing, but ash.
My vegetable bin has some gunk between the front white part and the clear plastic part of the bin that I cannot get to. I am afraid of trying to take the front part off for fear of breaking it.
How can I remove a fabric softener stain off the top of my washing machine? It is not build up, it is an actual stain.
I have got a black, thick grease ring around my stove burners, as if it's charred. Any suggestions for how to remove it?
Place drip pan in sink. Sprinkle on powdered dishwasher detergent. Pour boiling water on top. Carefully place drip pan directly on top of stovetop burner. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low and leave it there for about 15 minutes.
This past winter was very cold because of the polar vortex. To our dismay, we had a visitor that explored our stove. A mouse, eek! When we tried to use the oven, it stank to high heaven. To make a long story short, this is how you clean it. Trust us, we tried everything.
I saw an article about this at one point, but lost it, and can't remember where to locate the information. This is for grates that are covered with grease and food all burned on. The article said that all you'd have to do after using this mixture, is to rinse or wipe off while rinsing ...
I heated up a microwaveable bean bag (the kind you put around your neck, or on your feet), for too long and it burnt to black char. The microwave was filled with smoke. Is the burnt beanbag toxic? And will I be able to cook food in it again safely?
Do you take the gas burners off to clean them? If so how?
We recently purchased a home that had been rental property. The gas burner grates are filthy with burned on food. I have tried the combo of Dawn dish soap with white vinegar and baking soda; bought a so-called restaurant product used for difficult cleanup jobs called "Greased Lightening".
I have a washer and dryer I just purchased from a good friend. They're both very clean and don't have a lot of use. But the washer has a removable fabric softener "bowl" that fits in the middle of the agitator.
Help please. Can anyone let me know how to get a mark from a roasting bag off my stainless steel microwave oven?
Is there a piece of cloth in the actual filter or is it just mesh on the holes?
I have changed deodorants a couple of times thinking the musty smell was my body. Lo and behold! I bet anything it's the buildup from my LG front loader washer. Any suggestions?
There is a product called Dip It - you just pour a package along with boiling water into the pot and all the YUK will float to the surface and inside is shiny steel!
CAUTION: Carburetor Cleaner is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. Don't use this method unless you are familiar with using this type of solvent. You spray on, it comes right off. NO scrubbing, NO mess.
I moved into a long term rental in September with a state of the art HE washer and dryer. The previous owner loved using extremely scented detergents, scent boosters, etc.
When I clean my coffee maker with vinegar, I do it in the bathroom. When the vinegar has run through, I put baking soda in the tub drain and pour the hot vinegar in.
I accidentally ironed the sticky side of some fabric interfacing with my iron. It melted to the iron and left a mess. I have cleaned with salt, vinegar, steel wool, and Barkeepers Friend. Each of these removed the spot, the bottom was shiny and smooth.
What is the best way to clean around burners on a stainless gas range?
How do I remove melted plastic from electric stovetop?
What cleaner can I use to remove soap scum from around the seal and the window of my front load washer?
I found some black, burned spots on the bottom of my oven. They were sticky. How can I remove them? I think that it was because of the juice that came out from a chicken when I broiled it.
When I clean my refrigerator, after removing all food and checking every thing, I take out all the shelves and bins. I then put them all in my "clean" bathtub.
A jar with turps fell off a shelf and seems to have seeped into the freezer. We are struggling despite several cleanngs to eradicate the smell and it seems to be seeping into new food. Any suggestions please?
Those of us with front load washing machines know how important it is to keep the inside of the machine dry between uses to avoid unpleasant smells. Leaving the door open is one way to do that, but many machines don't let you just leave it ajar to dry out
My friends left a permanent marker in my dryer and I didn't notice until the dryer stopped. How can I get the permanent marker out of my dryer?
To clean inside of stainless steel coffee pot, take a hand held kitchen wand. Place a steel wool pad of your choice over the scrubbing pad attached to the wand.
I have found that if I wrap the freezer with Saran Wrap after I've defrosted it, it is much easier to defrost the next time.
Meat was left in the freezer with no hydro for 3 weeks. There are maggots everywhere and it smells. How do I get rid of the horrid smell?
There is a white residue on the elements in the stove top of my gas range. Is this something that can be cleaned or does the stove need to be replaced?
What do I use to to clean and freshen your refrigerator? I have tried everything and it does not work.
I've owned a smoothtop stove for some six years or so and I've made many attempts at cleaning up my "muck ups".
Turn machine on, fill with warm water (full load level) and add a bit more than 1/2 gallon of the cheapest vinegar available. Let the machine finish its cycle.
Do you know the best and quickest way to clean an oven glass door on the inside?
I am looking for an easy way to clean stove top drip pans.
The power was accidently turned off to the RV refrigerator. There was just canned pop in the frig, but there were frozen hamburgers in the freezer. Horrible, horrible!
To quickly clean your microwave oven just wet a paper towel and wring it out. Put the wrung out towel in the oven and run for 1 minute.
I have a gas stove that takes forever to cook everything. I have one burner that seems to work better. I have to switch everything around to the one burner that gets the hottest to finish cooking each dish.
I have tried baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, etc. to clean my dishwashing machine like the store bought cleaners on the store shelves do, and nothing has worked. Any suggestions?
I cannot get rid of the smelly odor coming from my washing machine.
My son cooked noodles in the microwave, but didn't add water so on cooking they caught fire and have left a burnt yellow looking colour to the inside.
I read that you can use acetone free nail polish remover to get rid of the yellow stain. Since my nail polish remover has acetone in it...
I cleaned the freezer with soda solution and rinsed it good. I then put crumpled newspaper and two cake pans of fresh, dry coffee grounds in the freezer. I need to know if I leave lid (chest type freezer) open or close it for two days? Thanks for any advice!
I tried everything and the only thing that worked was nail polish remover. I put the remover on a white rag and rubbed on the ink. I then ran the dryer for 10 minutes with old towels in the dryer. Good as new.
My dryer has a white drum and it was covered in ink. I soaked a old clean towel in a hot water/bleach solution. I let the rag soak and then I put the dripping rag in the dryer. I ran it on high heat for about 30 minutes. It really works!
I have a Bosch dishwasher in my home. I found chalky/white deposits inside. How to clean that residue on the stainless steel interior?
I rejuvenated a garage-sale coffeemaker with denture cleaner tablets. I dropped several tablets in a cup of very hot water and used an old toothbrush and many q-tips to clean the inside of the lid, the filter holder, and as much of the reservoir as I could reach.
Thanks for all the great suggestions. Vinegar and lemons didn't really help. Neither did the coffee. A Hot Pocket burnt to charcoal as was the plate.
Can anybody help me? I cleaned my two flasks at the weekend with Milton. They are now not keeping my coffee hot, why?
A plastic freezer bag somehow got on a very hot burner of the smooth top stove and melted and burned. I tore away as much as I could, but still have lumps and streaks of the plastic on the top. I'm afraid to try to scrape it off lest I scratch the top.
The pilot light is not lighting a front burner on my Jenn Air gas stove top. I am using a lighter at the moment. Where is the pilot light located on my stove top and how do I clean it? Thanks.
Put water in a large cup with 2 tsp. of vinegar. Put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, then let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe out. It's easy to clean and sweet smelling!
How do I clean my Jenn Air stove? My burners are a solid piece. You pull out the whole piece with 2 burners in it.The top is gas and the bottom is electric. The gas top is a mess.
How do I remove a grayish steam line on the back part of my black stove. It appears a pot with a top was too close and it continued to go against it until it stained. Please help its ugly.
Someone recently gave me an Amana washer. I'm not sure how old it is, but when I got it the fabric softener dispenser was gunky looking and nasty. I don't know how to go about cleaning it. How do I clean this?
My new washing machine maintenance advises not to use cold water and to clean the machine once every month. If I do use cold water will that shorten the life of my machine?
The inside on the top of my microwave is black. Can anyone tell me how to get it clean? I had a bag catch fire in it while trying to warm up burgers.
Well, I have a slightly different problem. I had a plastic bag melt on my stove burner because of the heat from the oven. I thought I could get it off while it was warm, but didn't work. Any suggestions?
When a pot overbooked on my electric smooth top stove, I wiped it quickly with what I thought was a cotton dishcloth. It had some polyester in it, which I did not realize until it melted as I swiped.