Cleaning Melted Plastic Off a PanThis is a page about cleaning melted plastic off a pan. Accidents happen and having plastic wrap or containers come in contact with your hot pan is not that unusual.
Cleaning Stainless Steel CookwareDaily use can leave your shiny stainless steel cookware discolored or burnt. This is a page about cleaning stainless steel cookware.
Removing White Film From DishesThis is a page about removing white film from dishes. Dishes cleaned in a dishwasher can develop an unsightly buildup of white film.
Cleaning Cookie Sheets and BakewareAluminum ccookie sheets and other types of bakeware can be frustrating to clean, especially the baked on grease and cooking sprays. This is guide about cleaning cookie sheets and bakeware.
Cleaning Stained CorningWareThis is a page about cleaning stained Corning Ware. White Corning Ware dishes can easily get stained when foods are baked in them. Get your CorningWare looking new again with these great cleaning tips.
Removing Burnt Grease from Copper Bottom PansGrease can easily get burnt to the bottom of a copper pan. Burn stains like this can be very difficult to get out. This is a page about removing burnt grease from copper bottom pans.
Cleaning Magnalite CookwareMagnalite cookware is a line of cast aluminum pots and pans. As with any type of cookware you will want to keep them clean and stain free. This is a page about cleaning Magnalite cookware.
Cleaning Stained TupperwareThis is a page about cleaning stained Tupperware. Certain foods, such as tomato based sauces, can stain your Tupperware.
Cleaning Coffee and Tea Stains Off CupsCoffee and tea are both culprits when it comes to leaving unsightly stains inside cups and mugs. Normal washing may not get them clean. This is a page about cleaning coffee and tea stains off cups.
How Do I Sanitize a Stainless Steel Bowl?I had a rat problem. The pantry was their favorite place, so we threw everything out and bleached it. I had a large KitchenAid mixer in there with numerous rat droppings in the mixing bowl. What would be the best way to sanitize a stainless bowl?
Cleaning Teflon This is a page about cleaning Teflon. Many of us have Teflon coated cookware. Cleaning these pots, pans, and bakeware must be done with the appropriate cleaners so as not to damage the coating.
Cleaning the Inside of BottlesThis is a page about cleaning the inside of bottles. Some bottles can be easily cleaned using a bottle brush, but some bottles are too large and can be difficult to reach all areas on the inside of the bottle.
Washing Dishes With AmmoniaThis is a page about washing dishes with ammonia. Ammonia is simple but effective cleaner that can be a good addition to your dishwashing routine.
Cleaning The Outside of Magnalite PotsI am looking for something to clean the outside of my magnalite pots. There is years of build up on them. Please help.
Cleaning Corelle DishesThis is a page about cleaning Corelle dishes. A durable glass dinnerware that is break and chip resistant, but can develop stubborn stains.
Preventing Dishwasher Detergent ResidueHaving spot free, clean dishes come out of the dishwasher is what we all strive for. This page is about preventing dishwasher detergent residue.
Cleaning Burnt Sugar from a Stainless Steel...This page is about cleaning burnt sugar from a stainless steel pot. When sugar is burned onto a pan, it can be a challenge to remove.
Dishwasher Pods Not DissolvingTracking down the cause for the cleaning pods failure to dissolve is the first step in correcting the problem. This is a page about dishwasher pods not dissolving.
Cleaning Burnt Cookie SheetsThis is a page about cleaning burnt cookie sheets. Cookie sheets can end up with burnt grease and batter stuck to the sheet after you have finished baking that batch of yummy cookies.
Dishes Smell Bad After Washing ThemThis is a page about dishes smell bad after washing them. Dishes can retain odors they pick up from the dishwasher.
Cleaning Glue Residue From Pots and PansThis is a page about cleaning glue residue from pots and pans. Label glue is often difficult to remove.
Dishwasher Detergent Turns Aluminum Kitchenware GreyWhat brand dishwasher detergent will "not" turn my aluminum kitchenware grey? This just started happening last year.
Cooking Oil Residue on PlasticWe keep our cooking oil in a plastic jar until we use it again. After awhile the plastic jar becomes grimy, sticky and hard to remove residue. Do you know of any cleaner that will remove the residue quickly and without a lot of elbow grease.
How to Get Cooked-On Grease Off Pans?Cooked on grease can be a challenge to clean off without damaging the finish on your pots and pans. This is a page about how to get cooked-on grease off pans.
Removing Grease From Electric SkilletI have a Farberware electric skillet that needs the grease and gunk removed from the bottom. I cannot soak it because it is electrical. What on earth can I use to get all this baked on grease off?
How to Remove Burnt Spaghetti Sauce from a Stainless Steel PanA thick spaghetti sauce can easily burn on the bottom of your sauce pan. Here are some tips on how to remove burnt spaghetti sauce from a stainless steel pan.
Dishwasher Leaves Soap Scum on DishesThis page is about dishwasher leaves soap scum on dishes. When you've run the dishwasher and the dishes are covered with film, it's a problem.
Cleaning Pyrex PansPyrex pans are a popular cooking option. Following a few simple steps you can keep them clean and clear for years to come. This is a page about cleaning Pyrex pans.
Removing Carbon from a Pan BottomHow do I clean thick carbon off a thick bottom frying pan. It's old but fab, the type your gran had, but it's covered with 1/8 of an inch of thick black hard carbon. I think thats what it is!
Dishwasher Leaves Food Particles on Top RackMy dishwasher leaves little pieces of residue, mostly on my cups and glasses on the top rack. Can anyone help with this?
Are the Dishes in the Dishwasher Clean or Dirty?This page is about are the dishes in the dishwasher clean or dirty? It is not always easy to tell whether the dishwasher has been run yet or not, and you may need a way to let other household members know.
Removing Scratches from DishesSometimes silverware can cause scratches on your dishes. This is a page about removing scratches from dishes.
Cleaning Discolored Coffee CupsThis is a page about cleaning discolored coffee cups. Cups and mugs can become stained with coffee and sometimes need more than just soap and water.
Why is My Dishwasher Leaving a Dirty Gritty Residue?My dishwasher is leaving residue that looks like dirt (gritty, etc.) all over the dishes and especially the top of the door. Any suggestions as to why it's doing this?
Restoring Shine to Magnalite PotsHow can I bring back the shine on my Magnalite pots after putting them through the dishwasher? They are very old and have turned dark grey. Please help.
What Turned My Silver Plate Tableware Yellow?My silver plate tableware is turning yellow. A friend said it was from dishwasher detergent that had lemon in it. I cleaned it up and switched to Cascade "Shine Shield Fresh Scent" formula, and the same thing is happening! What's up with that?
Cleaning Tea Stains Off of a Glass PitcherThis is a page about cleaning tea stains off of a glass pitcher. Tea can stain the interior of the container in which it is stored or served.
Cleaning a Burnt Revere PanUse the correct cleaning supplies to make a burned mess clean right up. This is a page about cleaning a burnt Revere pan.
Cleaning Dishes After a House FireThis page is about cleaning dishes after a house fire. Soot and grime can be difficult to remove from dishware.
Preventing Food from Staining Plastic ContainersThis is a page about preventing food from staining plastic containers. Many foods will cause stains when they are stored in plastic containers. The best way to keep your containers looking nice, it is important to prevent these stains.
Cleaning Pots and PansThis is a page about cleaning pots and pans. Properly cleaning your pots and pans will help them last longer and look nice.
Removing Dark Discoloration from Stainless FlatwareI have applied silver polish to my silver plate or stainless steel flatware, and it has not helped one bit. I also applied manufactured metal cleaners of all kinds, even Tarn-X, and copper polish, and such, to no avail.
Cleaning Burnt Calphalon PansCalphalon pans are usually very easy to clean, however if you have something very burnt on it may leave a stain. This page has information about cleaning burnt Calphalon pans.
Removing Iced Tea Stains From Plastic PitchersRubbing with salt or baking soda are two easy ways to remove tea stains in containers. Bleach can also be tried. This is a page about removing iced tea stains from plastic pitchers.
Using White Vinegar Instead of Jet-DryThis is a page about white vinegar instead of Jet-Dry. White vinegar is a good substitute for Jet-Dry dishwasher rinse aid to help prevent spotting.
Burnt Rice in a PanMy daughter burned rice in my saucepan. I can't even scrape it off with a spatula or spoon. Is there anything I can soak it in to remove the black burnt stuff?
Add Small Amount of Bleach to Dish WaterAdd just a small amount of bleach to your dishwater. It's a great germ killer and it helps remove stubborn stains from your Tupperware and the like.
Cleaning Nonstick CookwareWhen cleaning non-stick cookware, it is important to not damage the coating. Here are some recipes and tips for safely cleaning your pans without ruining them.
Removing Food Stuck to a PanIf you have food that is cooked onto a pan it can be difficult to get clean. This is a page about removing food stuck to a pan.
Cleaning Deep Fryer BasketsCleaning the baskets of a deep fryer can be challenging. This page is full of tips on how to clean deep fryer baskets.
Cleaning Baked On FoodTrying to clean baked on food off of pots, pans, and other bakeware can be very frustrating and a lot of work. This is a page about cleaning baked on food.
Can I Use Ammonia in My Dishwasher?Although not a typical product to use in the dishwasher, it apparently can be used when you are out of dishwasher detergent. This is a page about, "Can I use ammonia in my dishwasher?".
Using Pods in Older DishwashersUsing automatic pods in older dishwashers usually isn't a problem because the outer casing dissolves in water. If your pods have a drying agent, that may get washed away early and not do much good, but the detergent will do it's job.
Cleaning Hard Water Spots Off Of CrystalWe have really hard water, and I wish I could figure out the best way to clean the water spots off my crystal wine glasses.
Dishwasher Leaving Streaks and Spots on Plastic Storage ContainersFirst, let this frustrated bachelor tell you what I'm doing. Then someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
Removing Burnt Caramel from a PanI made caramel but it burned onto the bottom of the pan. How do you remove encrusted solid sugar/caramel from a stainless steel pot?
Cleaning "Sticky" Plastic ContainersHow do I get the sticky off of Tupperware?
Cleaning Cast Iron PansThe care and cleaning of a cast iron pan is different than that of other types of cookware. This is a page about cleaning a cast iron pan.
Cleaning Pyrex or Corning My son gave me several Corning Ware white glass bowls that have a deep yellow stain on the bottom. I have bleached, scrubbed, etc. Any ideas?
Cleaning a Coffee UrnI need natural cleaning solutions (homemade) for cleaning out a coffee urn. It is stained all brown and looks yucky.
How Does Grease Build Up on the Bottom of Pots?Cooking oils can build up on the bottom of your cookware either due to transference from the burners or when food being cooked spills over the side and cooks onto the bottom of the pot. Grease buildup on the inside is due to incomplete cleaning after use. This is a page about, "How does grease build up on the bottom of pots?".
Moldy Smell in TupperwareI have a Tupperware bread keeper that I love. Unfortunately I left a partial loaf of homemade bread in it too long and now it smells like moldy yeast. The store-bought loaf I put in it I had to throw away because it tasted the same way.
Washing Silverware in the DishwasherThis page is about washing silverware in the dishwasher. Make sure your silverware is clean and easy to put away.
Dishwasher Tips and TricksUsing your dishwasher regularly can save time, water and energy. This page contains dishwasher tips and tricks.
Cleaning Stains from PlasticThis is a page about cleaning stains from plastic. Tomato sauce and other products can leave noticeable stains on plastic containers.
Cleaning Fine China DishesThis is a page about cleaning fine china dishes. Cleaning fine china is a delicate task. You don't want to chip it or damage the design while washing it.
Non-Abrasve Dishwasher DetergentI use my Christmas Tree dishes during the month of December. I have always washed them in the dishwasher on the china cycle. I noticed last year, the gold band on some of the glasses has worn off.
Keeping Up With Dirty DishesDevelop an easy method and clear understanding with your family, to keep the dirty dishes under control. Whether you clean as you go or share the work with others, it is always easier if the food is not allowed to get dried on.
Adding Vinegar to Dish SoapAdding a bit of white vinegar to your dish water along with your regular dish soap will help cut grease and leave your glassware sparkling.
Cleaning the Bottom of My EVOO BottleI'm trying to clean my EVOO bottle and I've managed to get most of it clean. However, I still have "gunk" on the bottom of my bottle. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this?
Dishwashing Detergent That Won't Etch GlassHarsh diswashing detergent can etch clear glassware over time, making it looks scratched or milky in appearance. It's easy to prevent this by buying the correct product that will gently wash away food and grime and leave your glass clean and clear.
Cleaning and Restoring a Macocotte Dutch OvenThis is a page about cleaning and restoring a Macocotte dutch oven. Here are some great tips for removing burnt on food and grease from a Manocotte dutch oven.
Causes of Discoloration on the Outside of Coffee MugsThis is a page about causes of discoloration on the outside of mugs. Coffee and tea can leave unsightly stains on coffee cups. Here are some great tips for removing discoloration on coffee mugs.
Cleaning Glass CookwareTo clean your glass cookware consider some of the tips in this page, including stove top cleaner for ceramic cooktops, a paint scraper, and more. This is a page about cleaning glass cookware.
Removing Tree Sap From Cast Iron SkilletCast iron needs to be cleaned with care to avoid damaging the non-stick patina. This is a page about removing pine sap from a cast iron skillet.
Use Aluminum Foil as a Pot ScrubberThis is a page about using aluminum foil as pot scrubber. The next time you need to scour pots and pans, grab a piece of aluminum foil, wad it up into a ball, and easily remove cooked on food. Just remember to avoid this method if they have a non-stick coating.
Dishes Smell Fishy Out of the DishwasherWhy do my plates get a 'fishy' smell after being dishwashed? I tried to put white vinegar in after washing, but it was still smelly.
Cleaning Burned Milk Out of Tea KettleSometimes hot milk before bedtime is a good idea and sometimes it may cause a mess. This is a page about cleaning burned milk out of a tea kettle.
Clean Serrated Knives With BrushI use to think I wasn't getting my serrated knives clean enough. I would wash them with a dish cloth, very gently, trying not to snag my cloth on the serrations.
Cleaning Armetele MetalwareAccording to the manufacturer the best way to clean your serveware is with mild soap, then rinse with hot water and towel-dry. Do not wash in the dishwasher as the chemicals in the detergent can damage the finish. This is a page about cleaning Armetele metalware.
Removing VapoRub from a Plastic BowlThis is a page about removing VapoRub from a plastic bowl. Dawn dish soap or a long soak in vinegar and water may help clean the bowl. However, you may not want to reuse the bowl for food in the future. Plastic is very porous and you may be unable to clean the bowl thoroughly enough for it to be safe.
Cleaning Burnt Oil in a PanMany cooking oils, at high temperatures, can burn and leave caramelized residue or black burned areas in your pans. This is a page about cleaning burnt oil in a pan.
How to Remove Rust from Stainless Steel PotsScrubbing a stainless stop pot with a lightly abrasive cleaner like Bon Ami or Barkeepers Friend will get rid of any rust stains. That is how to remove rust from stainless steel pots easily.
Clean or Dirty Dishwasher IndicatorKnowing whether or not the dishes in the dishwasher are clean can be a problem in some households. Make a clean or dirty dishwasher indicator to help alleviate this potential issue.
Cleaning Burned Caramel from a PanMaking candy or caramel can easily result in some burned sugar in the bottom of your pan. Cleaning burned caramel from a pan can be a bit of a challenge.
Thoroughly Cleaning a Cast Iron Fry PanIf your cast iron pan has food stuck to it, you may need to do a deep cleaning and then season it again. This is a page about thoroughly cleaning a cast iron fry pan.
Cleaning a Tea KettleProper cleaning helps keep your tea tasting good and can prolong the life of your kettle. This is a page about cleaning a tea kettle.
Crocheted Square for Silverware DryingI found that laying my spoons, forks, and knives on a crocheted square works better than laying them on a towel because they dry much faster and so does the crocheted square. This is a great way to recycle squares of crochet that did not turn out perfect.
Cleaning Spots off FlatwareWater spots on flatware can be annoying and make you dishes look unclean. This is a page about cleaning spots off flatware.
Hand Washing Dishes vs. Using a DishwasherThis is a page about hand washing dishes vs. using a dishwasher. There are valid reasons for either option, when it comes to washing dirty dishes.
Dishwasher Detergent for Hard WaterThis is a page about dishwasher detergent for hard water. Hard water can reduce the effectiveness of many cleaning products. It can also leave deposits on your dishes when using the dishwasher.
Caring for Cast Iron CookwareThis is a page about caring for cast iron cookware. Many cooks love their cast iron cookware. Don't be put off by concerns for its upkeep. It is actually quite easy.
Cleaning the Outside of Bluestone CookwareI need help in cleaning the outside of my bluestone cookware. I cook with gas and it marks the outside and I can't seem to get it clean. They are wonderful items to cook with, but I cannot stand seeing the outside so marked.
Cleaning a Stainless Steel ScrubberThis is a page about cleaning a stainless steel scrubber. Pot scrubbers can get dirty easily but can be difficult to get clean again.
Denture Cleaning Tablets to Keep Bottles CleanSome of my cups and bottles are expensive to just replace but these tend to get cloudy after a time. I have found that denture cleaning tablets keep these clean and cloud free.
Removing Tomato Stains in Plastic Food ContainersWhat can I use to get spaghetti stains out of my plastic food containers?
Removing Cooked on Candy from PotThis is a page about removing cooked on candy from pot. Burnt on sugar can be difficult to remove from a pan.
Homemade Dish Scrubber IdeasThis is a page about homemade scrubber ideas. You can make your own dish scrubbers in a variety of ways. Some require craft skills, while others are simply the reusing of existing things around the house.
Cleaning Teapots and Tea CupsThis is a page about cleaning teapots and tea cups. Stains can develop on your tea service that soap and water might not be able to remove.
Mesh Bags for Dishwashing Small ItemsI save the mesh bags from produce items, such as onions and shallots. Use it for small items that would fly around during the dishwasher cycle.
Cleaning a Cheese GraterThis is a page about cleaning a cheese grater. Cheese graters are really handy for shredding and grating cheeses. The cheese can be sticky and difficult clean off after you are done sing it though.
Use Recycled Oven Racks for a Drying RackIf you have extra toaster/oven racks, you can make yourself a drying rack. The oven rack is elevated and underneath you can put a towel to absorb the water.
Used Teabags to Assist DishwashingDon't throw out your teabags after you've used them to steep your tea. Drop them in your warm soapy dishwater and they will help break down the tough grease that clings to your dishes. Magic!
Add Vinegar to Dish SoapA doctor on a Japanese TV show mentioned adding a tiny splash of white vinegar to dish soap when washing up. It gives glass items an extra spotless sheen, and apparently it will help completely remove any soap residue on the dishes when you think you've got it all rinsed off, aiding in what you digest in the future.
Dawn to Clean Burnt PansIt worked! I used the tip for using Dawn on my burnt pan and it worked! But I had to improve on the tip a little since my pan was really burnt.
Use a Mesh Laundry Bag on the Top Rack of DishwasherUse a small bag to hold small items such as lids and baby bottle lids and nipples. The items will be clean, and they won't be thrown around the dishwasher. I especially like this hint because I can use an item I already have, and don't have to purchase those plastic holders that they sell for this purpose.
Spray Nozzle for Dish Soap ContainerHere is a way to control how much soap comes out of your dish soap container. Get a sturdy spray nozzle from an old bottle and just screw it on. Make the adjustment as to how stong or soft you want the spray to be. You will save soap, plus it will spray out more evenly over dishes.
Using Ammonia in a DishwasherI need to know if I can add ammonia to the dishwasher cycle. The interior is stainless steel.
Cleaning a Tea Kettle LidThe inside is clean. It is the lid that needs help. Any ideas?
Removing Oil Residue in a KettleI used a jug to measure olive oil for cooking and the residue was still there when I used it to fill the kettle with water. Now the water from the kettle has a not so good taste. Any ideas how I can get rid of this oil residue form my kettle. I have tried Fairy liquid descaler and reboiling.
Removing Burned on Spaghetti SauceI have burned chunky spaghetti sauce on the bottom of my pot. I tried the liquid dish soap with water and boiling method, but it's still stuck like glue to the bottom of the pot. What now?
How Does Grease Build Up on the Bottom of Pots?How does grease get built up on bottom of pots and pans?
Removing Marks on a Corelle PlateI just need tips on how to get a mark off a Corelle plate.