• How To Keep Stainless Steel Appliances Gleaming

    How To Keep Stainless Steel Appliances Gleaming Shiny stainless steel appliances look lovely in the kitchen and even after several years of use they can still look brand spankin’ new…but there is a downside: the ever-present fingerprints, water stains and smudges (especially around the water dispenser, refrigerator…

  • How To Clean & Remove Stains From Marble & Granite

    How To Clean & Remove Stains From Marble & Granite Marble and granite counter tops are gorgeous but they are porous and will soak in liquids that can leave stains (even sitting water!). Here are some poultice recipes & diy solutions that can help tackle them, I’ve also tucked in…

  • Inside Of Your Dishwasher A Bit Funky? Here’s A Quick Fix!

    Inside Of Your Dishwasher A Bit Funky? Here’s A Quick Fix! We use this appliance every day to wash the household dishes, but maintaining the inside of dishwashers isn’t high on our To-Do lists. Who would think to do so? We assume they’ll do a great job cleaning themselves everytime they…

  • Reclaim Your Food Bins From Flour Bugs & Pantry Pests

    Reclaim Your Food Bins From Flour Bugs & Pantry Pests Opening a bag of flour and noticing the contents crawling with tiny critters is cringe-worthy and horrifying, but it happens. It doesn’t mean you’re a lousy housekeeper or that your home is dirty, this is a common occurrence that happens…

  • Dirty Oven? Power Clean It With These Homemade Recipes

    Dirty Oven? Power Clean It With These Homemade Recipes Our stoves are workhorses that we use daily to feed our families. A day doesn’t go by without a saucy splatter or greasy puddle on the cooktop. Most of these spills and splatters sponge up nicely if you take care…

  • Upkeep For Miscellaneous Kitchen Gadgets

    Upkeep For Miscellaneous Kitchen Gadgets (originally published January 18, 2007) Once the toaster is completely cool and unplugged, here are a few things to try getting melted plastic off from the side of it. You may want to test a small area first to make…

  • Have A Tidy Refrigerator With Just A Few Minutes A Day

    Have A Tidy Refrigerator With Just A Few Minutes A Day If you dread the chore of a thorough washing of your refrigerator…and this should be done regularly (or it turns into one funky mess), here’s an easy way to avoid the big task: Break the job down into 10 minute…

  • The Ultimate Cookware Maintenance & Care Guide

    The Ultimate Cookware Maintenance & Care Guide Copper: Sprinkle tarnished area with salt then drizzle fresh lemon juice to cover. Gently rub, rinse then towel dry. You can also try mixing equal parts flour, salt and vinegar to make a thick scouring paste (Source). Cast Iron: To…

  • Unclogging Plugged Sinks: Homemade Drain Cleaner & More

    Unclogging Plugged Sinks: Homemade Drain Cleaner & More Here’s a handy tip sheet outling a few different methods for clearing out plugged kitchen sinks (stuck bathtubs can benefit from these too). Items are gentle, natural ingredients that pack a real punch and you should have them in your…

  • Bringing It Back To New: Cleaning A Coffee Pot & Machine

    Bringing It Back To New: Cleaning A Coffee Pot & Machine If your favorite, daily powered-on kitchen gadget is looking a little grungy lately, here’s an easy way to make it look brand spanking new (and that’s not an exaggeration). If you have your doubts because the carafe is really coated,…

  • How To Remove Coffee & Tea Stains From Mugs & Teapots

    How To Remove Coffee & Tea Stains From Mugs & Teapots I’ll never forget the time, years ago, when I walked into the staff room of the company I had just started working for. They encouraged me to help myself to any of the mugs in the cupboard and pour myself…

  • 8 Cleaning Tips For Crusty Stove Tops

    8 Cleaning Tips For Crusty Stove Tops Here are several different tips for cleaning stove tops that have caked on crud that won’t budge. If things are a real mess, you may need to try a method a few times to remove it all. *Note: Each point…

  • Bring Back The Shine: How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink

    Bring Back The Shine: How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink The kitchen sink is something we use every day. We’re either washing dishes or our hands, rinsing out vases, filling a pot or just getting ourselves a drink. The tasks we do with it are endless. Since we’re looking at…

  • Don’t Forget To Clean Sponges + Tip For Clipping Them

    Don’t Forget To Clean Sponges + Tip For Clipping Them Did you know sponges used for day-to-day wiping up should be sterilized at least every other day? They are nice for scrubbing and wiping up, but make sure to wash them regularly to help prevent spreading grubbies around your home.…

  • Embarrassed By A Dirty Microwave? See How Easy It Cleans!

    Embarrassed By A Dirty Microwave? See How Easy It Cleans! Update: This is one of the first tips published here on Tipnut (2006) and it took the internet by storm way back then. Why? Because it works, it’s simple to do and totally accessible for everyone (which means no fancy…

  • 16 Thrifty Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipes

    16 Thrifty Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipes [New! Updated with recipes shared by readers] Have you run out of dishwashing detergent and you’re in a pinch to run a load until you can get to the store and buy some more? Or are you looking to whip…