• 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 Bins From Flour Bugs & Pantry Pests

    Reclaim Your Bins From Flour Bugs & Pantry Pests Opening a bag of flour and noticing the contents crawling with little critters is horrifying, but it happens. Throwing it out will not necessarily solve the problem and you may experience regular occurrences. The solution is to starve the pests…

  • 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…

  • Tips For Clogged Sinks & Homemade Drain Cleaner

    Tips For Clogged Sinks & Homemade Drain Cleaner Here’s a tip sheet listing a few methods to clearing out drains in the kitchen sink (plugged bathtubs can benefit from these too). At the bottom you’ll find a suggestion for monthly maintenance and a homemade recipe to keep them…

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

    Bringing It Back To New: Cleaning A Coffee Pot & Machine If your favorite, daily used kitchen gadget is looking a little grungy lately, here’s an easy way to make it look brand new again. Is the glass really coated, brown and dirty? No worries, these steps will get the job…

  • 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 something to drink. The tasks we do with it are endless. Since we’re looking…

  • 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.…

  • Cleaning A Microwave: How To & Tips

    Cleaning A Microwave: How To & Tips Dried, crusty insides of a microwave are voila! a problem no more with these easy methods…and they work no matter how long it’s been since you last cleaned it ;). How you do it: Place a bowl of water inside…

  • 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…