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▲︎ Cleaning Appliances


Cleaning

Cleaning Appliances

This page contains tips and guides about cleaning household appliances.

Moving a Stove Without Damaging Floor

Pull your stove out from the wall and clean floor, etc. When ready to push stove back into place, spray Pledge or an equal where the feet of the stove will slide. This will keep your floor from ripping or scratching.

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Burnt Teakettle Left Mark on Glass Top Stove

How can I get the burnt bottom of the tea kettle off my glass top stove?

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Cleaning Fabric Softener Dispenser

My washer has a fabric softener dispenser that does not come off. How do I clean it?

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Airing Out the Washing Machine
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Cleaning Taco Sauce Stain on Plastic Shelf

I had taco sauce stain the plastic on a refrigerator door. Its a big stain. Any solutions for this?

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Removing Burnt Brown Sugar from Microwave

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?

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Dryer Sheets for Removing Tar

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.

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Cleaning Fans
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Easiest Way to Clean Electric Oven

I am looking for ways to clean an electric oven; a fast cleaning way for a lazy grandmother.

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Cleaning a Crock Pot
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Cleaning a Yellowish Microwave Interior
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Refrigerator Care and Cleaning Tips
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Easy Blender Cleaning

Fill your blender halfway with water, then add a drop of dish soap and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Replace the lid and blend.

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Products for Cleaning a Black Glass Top Stove

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.

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Removing Lighter Fluid Smell From a Clothes Dryer
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Cleaning Fabric Dye from Inside a Washer
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Cleaning Melted Plastic from a Glass Cooktop

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.

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Cleaning Refrigerator Vegetable Bin

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.

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Removing Yellow Stains on Appliances
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Fabric Softener Stain on Top of Washing Machine

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.

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Cleaning Appliances
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Cleaning a Stove Top

I have got a black, thick grease ring around my stove burners, as if it's charred. Any suggestions for how to remove it?

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Dishwasher Detergent to Clean Drip Pans

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.

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Cleaning Mouse Urine out of Oven

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.

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Cleaning a Range Hood Filter
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Cleaning Stove Grates
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Cleaning Stove Grates with Ammonia

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 ...

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Microwaveable Beanbag Burned in Microwave

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?

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Cleaning Gas Stove Burners

Do you take the gas burners off to clean them? If so how?

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Cleaning Gas Burner Grates

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".

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Cleaning a Fabric Softener Dispenser

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.

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Roasting Bag Left Mark on Stainless Steel Microwave

Help please. Can anyone let me know how to get a mark from a roasting bag off my stainless steel microwave oven?

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Removing Rust on a Refrigerator
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Stains on Refrigerator Doors
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Cleaning an Affinity Front Load Washer Filter

Is there a piece of cloth in the actual filter or is it just mesh on the holes?

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Cleaning Your Hair Dryer
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Clothes Smell Musty

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?

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Use Dip-It to Clean Stainless Coffee Pots

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!

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Cleaning a Clothes Dryer
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Carburetor Cleaner for Removing Ink

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.

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Removing Odors for Washer and Dryer

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.

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Clean Coffee Maker and Bathtub Drain

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.

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Cleaning a Clothes Iron

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.

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Cleaning a Smooth Top Stove

How do I clean an electric smooth top stove top?

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Cleaning a Stainless Steel Gas range

What is the best way to clean around burners on a stainless gas range?

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Removing Melted Plastic on Electric Stovetop

How do I remove melted plastic from electric stovetop?

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Cleaning an Oven
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Removing Soap Scum from Washer Door

What cleaner can I use to remove soap scum from around the seal and the window of my front load washer?

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Cleaning an Oven

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.

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Cleaning Your Refrigerator

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.

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Removing Turps Smell from Freezer

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?

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Front Load Washing Machine "Doorstop"

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

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Removing Permanent Marker from Inside Dryer

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?

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Steel Wool For Cleaning Coffee Pot

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.

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Use Saran Wrap To Avoid Ice Buildup in Dorm Freezer

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.

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Removing Rotten Meat Smell from Freezer

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?

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White Residue on Stovetop

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?

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Cleaning Drip Pans

How do I clean the drip pans when they don't come out?

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Cleaning and Freshening a Refrigerator

What do I use to to clean and freshen your refrigerator? I have tried everything and it does not work.

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Cleaning A Smooth Top Stove Surface

I've owned a smoothtop stove for some six years or so and I've made many attempts at cleaning up my "muck ups".

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Keep Washing Machines Free of Detergent Build-up

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.

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Cleaning Dishwasher Rinse Agent Dispenser
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Cleaning Inside of Glass on Oven Door

Do you know the best and quickest way to clean an oven glass door on the inside?

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Cleaning Stove Drip Pans

I am looking for an easy way to clean stove top drip pans.

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Cleaning the Oven With Ammonia

How to use ammonia for oven cleaning?

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Removing Rotten Meat Odor from RV Freezer

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!

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Quick Microwave Oven Cleanup

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.

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Gas Stove Takes Forever to Cook

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.

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Cleaning a Dishwasher

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?

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Smelly Washing Machine

I cannot get rid of the smelly odor coming from my washing machine.

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Burnt Food Left Yellow Stain in Microwave

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.

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Removing Burnt Popcorn Smell and Stains from Microwave

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...

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Caring for Hair Care Appliances
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Cleaning Stains on a Smooth Stove Top
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Cleaning a Moldy Refrigerator
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Getting Shrimp Smell Out of Freezer

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!

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Cleaning a Water Heater
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Cleaning Small Appliances
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Nail Polish Remover for Ink in Dryer

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.

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Cleaning an Electric Stove
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Bleach to Clean Ink in Dryer

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!

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Removing a Refrigerator Drain Pan
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White Deposits in Dishwasher

I have a Bosch dishwasher in my home. I found chalky/white deposits inside. How to clean that residue on the stainless steel interior?

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Denture Cleaner Works Wonders

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.

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Removing Odor of Burnt Food in Microwave

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.

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Flask is Not Keeping My Coffee Hot After Cleaning

Can anybody help me? I cleaned my two flasks at the weekend with Milton. They are now not keeping my coffee hot, why?

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Plastic Melted on Smooth Top Stove

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.

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Pilot is Not Lighting Front Burner

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.

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Cleaning a Coffee Grinder
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Cleaning a George Foreman Grill
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Vinegar For Microwave Cleaning

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!

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Cleaning My Jenn Air Stove

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.

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Removing a Stain on Black Stove

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.

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White Film on a Glass Stovetop
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Cleaning a Dryer Vent
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Cleaning a Percolator
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Cleaning a Fabric Softener Dispenser

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?

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Washing Machine Care and Maintenance

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?

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Keeping Appliances Clean
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