Questions tagged [cleaning]

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Is there any cleaning utensil that is comparable to fingernails?

As you know, sometimes the best scraping tool in the kitchen for cleaning up is your own fingernails. The only thing I know of that compares in terms of effectiveness is metal, but you shouldn't use ...
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How to get crystallized honey out of a bowl

I was attempting to make a teriyaki sauce with soy sauce generous amounts of honey and orange juice boiling it all down on medium heat with some starch to thicken it. I ended up overdoing both the ...
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How to clean silicone ice cube forms?

I bought silicone ice cube forms and when I used them something white swam on the water. I guess some silicone that dissolved from the form. First I made ice three times and threw it away, but the ...
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How do I clean my gas oven at the very bottom where the burner is?

Last night I was baking a peach cobbler at 400F when my son noticed orange flames coming out of the vent holes at the sides of the bottom panel of the oven. I shut off the oven and eventually the ...
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Should you wash raspberries?

I know, the hard and fast rule is to wash all your produce, but I have the hardest trouble washing raspberries. They inevitably get waterlogged and lose so much texture no matter how gentle I am. I ...
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Removing white Corrosion on my rice cooker heating element [closed]

How do I remove it or is it safe to just leave it?
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How to get spices off pan - even after washing

I cooked using spices a lot, and I notice this problem most after cooking with turmeric. I wash the pan after I'm done using it, with dish soap, and allow it to soak, then scrub with a scourer or ...
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Can I use Star San “no rinse” for sanitizing canning tools and utensils?

I've been brewing beer (totally amateur) for a few years as a hobby. I now want to get into canning my own garden-grown veggies. I've bought several books and watched several videos (like this one ...
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How high is the bacterial reduction when using Lysol brand sanitizing wipes, when compared to bleach solution?

Suppose you have some utensils and dishes that came into contact with raw meat. After cleaning them with hot soapy water, if I also use Lysol sanitizing wipes, what proportion of the bacteria is ...
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How to unclog the stove

After cleaning the stove holes with some liquid detergent, one of them is clogged now. I used a sewing needle, without any effect. Did anybody run into this problem before?
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Debeard or purge mussels first?

In the process of cleaning mussels, should I be letting them purge, then remove the beards? Does the order not matter? I ask because I don’t want to give the mussels any discouragement of purging and ...
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How do you sterilize a non-metal canning funnel?

Non-metal canning funnels exist, but how can you use them safely? (For example, Ball makes one) Specifically, is it possible to sterilize them safely, without damaging the product?
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How to clean up after kneading dough?

I've been making my first steps in baking recently. I usually knead the dough in the same large bowl I mix the dough in to minimize the mess but it's still a pain to wash the bowl and any sponge I use ...
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Remove soap water mixed with granulated sugar

Due to the lockdown amidst COVID-19, I bought granulated sugar online and got it delivered. To take extra precaution, I washed the sealed packet with soap water. Later I found out that the packet ...
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How can I get these stains off my glass stove top?

I have this glass stove with stains on it. I've tried baking soda, 15 minutes and a wet cloth but nothing happened. I don't even know what kind of stains they are! Could I please get some help?
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How to clean melted plastic from stove

Coming home from grocery shopping, I ran out of space and put some plastic bags on my electric stove. As I was putting my groceries away, I accidentally bumped the dials on the stove and turned one of ...
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I have used Mr Clean Magic Eraser to clean my porcelain bowl, what to do next?

According to https://gimmethegoodstuff.org/mr-clean-magic-eraser-is-it-toxic/ You shouldn’t use it on dishes or something you eat off of as bits of the polymer are left behind. You should avoid ...
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How to get Garlic & other strong Spices' smell out of my Zojirushi Flask/ Thermos acquired via a herbal Immunity decoction?

How to get Garlic & other strong Spices' smell out of my Zojirushi Flask/ Thermos acquired via a herbal Immunity decoction? Major components of this decoction were: Garlic cloves Black Pepper ...
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Is it safe to use glass cooktop cleaner to clean and polish stainless steel pots?

My glass cooktop cleaner has abrasive materials and other components which are very effective when cleaning the hob: grease, burnt and solid stuff... I thought this could be used to clean and polish ...
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Should I throw away my pan if I accidentally melt plastic on it?

I have a pan/wok that I use for toasting flatbreads. Yesterday, I placed it in my cupboard while it was still hot and it accidentally touched a plastic bag full of salt. The plastic immediately ...
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Lysol on microwave, how to clean off?

Honestly, I’m still learning about some cleaning products. I made an approximately 10% Lysol 90% water solution, dipped a small paper towel into it, and wiped all exterior sides (no interior) of a ...
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How to remove an improper seasoning? [duplicate]

I bought the Ikea Vargaden iron skillet. The instructions said to season the pre-seasoned skillet with my oil of choice (i used canola oil) and heat it for a finish. I made the mistake of not wiping ...
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How do you clean cheesecloth full of bean roots?

Related: How do you clean cheesecloth? My problem is a bit more complex. I sprout beans in cheesecloth and it's been working okay. The cheesecloth is able to get some of the bean roots off the beans ...
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How can I clean utensils (e.g., knives) used to cut longkongs?

After using utensils to prepare/eat longkongs, the utensils are very sticky (by far stickier than for any other types of fruit that I have tried so far). I tried to use soap and dishwashing liquid, as ...
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Damage to pan bottom

I have a non stick Tramontina frying pan. Today, in an effort to remove the brown stains on the reverse (metallic) side, I put the pan in boiling water with baking soda for 30 min. After cleaning it ...
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How can I remove discolouration on my ceramic dish?

I have some very pale blue/grey dishes that have (what looks like) specks of grease that have "burnt on". You will see why I put that in quotation marks in the photo. It looks like it would come off ...
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What is my Paella Pan made of?

I bought a paella pan at a flea market. I have no idea what metal(s) it's made of. It cooks like a nonstick but doesn't have a commercial nonstick coating. I clean it by washing it with dawn and hot ...
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Cleaning out residue from thread of sport mixer base

I am talking about the following accessory: The problem is that in the thread (i.e. the "cracks" onto which the bottle is screwed on when blending the fruit) some fruit remains got stuck. No amount ...
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Is eating soap or bleach dangerous?

i was cooking some dessert today which contains milk as a primary ingredient. While cooking I started to notice that powder ingredients weren't dissolving in the milk. After a while under heat they ...
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Why does a plastic lunchbox tend to be more greasy than glass one?

I always have a difficult time washing greasy plastic lunchbox. I wonder if it is because some chemical or physical reaction between the container and the oil?
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What is this scum in my coffee

For full disclosure I have posted the questions originally here: https://coffee.stackexchange.com/questions/5150/what-is-this-scum-in-my-coffee but since I got no answers after two weeks, I would ...
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Which products are recommended to clean and polish a cooking pot? [duplicate]

I have a metal (probably stainless steel based on its weight) cooking pot that seems to be getting old. I am not worried about the outside, but on the inside, I can see: Shallow scratches Small oxide ...
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How to clean stains from anodized aluminum pans?

I've baked some pie on my anodized aluminum pie pan but things went awry, and some dough was stuck to the pie in the end; I assume it was overbaked? I could remove the pieces but stains were left ...
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How do I clean the bottom of a porcelain pan?

How do I clean the brown (grease? burn?) stains from the bottom of a porcelain baking dish? Soaking in soapy water doesn't seem to help.
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Is is safe to use a stainless steel pan that has been cleaned with bleach (Comet)?

I have been cleaning my stainless steel pan with Comet for quite some time now and have only now come to know that I shouldn't be using bleach on stainless steel. If I clean it with dish soap and hot ...
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How to Remove Grease from Stove

I have not been wiping the stove top after cooking for several years. Last month I tried to clean it by taking some baking soda + water and scrubbing with steel wool. I did manage to get a lot of the ...
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I removed some of the black metallic covering of my pan, is it still safe to use? [duplicate]

I have a Seagull "4 star" "Marathon" "non-stick cookware" pan. I have decoated much of the black metallic coating of that pan with a stainless metallic scotch brite. I made the above decoating the ...
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My white device has turned yellow

Here is my white device, which has turned yellow on one side while cooking an over done cheese burger: Does anybody know whether it is possible to turn it back to the white color?
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Smart ways to clean a greasy metal vessel?

I cooked up some meatloaf in a copper dish and it came out great. The dish itself, a little less so. I don't want to scratch the surface or wash it down the drain, what are some good ways to clean ...
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How to declog coffee maker clogged by milk

I have a coffee maker which I used milk in it rather than water. Now milk has clogged its tubes as shown here: Can anybody help me with a simple and easy trick to clean and declog the coffee maker ...
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How to remove hardened dough from hair?

Besides cutting the hair or applying conditioner or oils, what else can be done to remove hardened dough from hair? Would vinegar dissolve hardened flour? Update: The lump is an odd consistency: ...
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How to clean pulp collector of a fruit juice extractor

Not sure if my problem is directly related to home improvement, but this problem at home is making trouble for me. I have a New Life juice extractor of model FJU-30W-310 which has a pulp collector ...
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Cooking with sugar makes pan very difficult to clean

I was improvising with some scrambled eggs, and decided to put a spoonful of white sugar in while cooking them. The recipe was good, but the subsequent coating of egg on the teflon pan was very ...
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preseasoned pan - now blackened and chipping [duplicate]

While I've found similar posts, I have not found a perfect answer and thought I'd share my cleaning routine in case that is creating a problem. I purchased a pre-seasoned Lodge skillet about a year ...
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How do you disinfect various cooking items that have touched raw meat?

As a novice cook I am looking to perfect my approach to cleaning and disinfecting various things I use to handle raw meat such as cutlery, tongs, large knives, plates, bowls and cutting boards to ...
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How to recover a cast-iron pot?

I heated up a cast-iron pot in an oven and might have burnt the lid. Is it possible to restore it back to its formal glory?
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I rarely clean the old oil from my slow-cooker, is it OK?

I put some chicken/beef into my slow-cooker, pour some olive oil and cook it for 4-5 hours. After that, if some meat is still left in the cooker, I may heat it up again the next day or the day after ...
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If I'm freezing live clams, purge before or after freezing?

I buy live mussels and clams from Diana's Seafood in Scarborough, Toronto. It's far from home, so I go just once every one or two weeks. I always "Purge" Clams Before Cooking to Get All the Sand and ...
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Can a pizza stone be fixed after soap has been used to clean it?

We bought a pizza stone from a thrift store (so at least it was cheap). Unfortunately we cleaned it with soap before reading up on how to clean them. I know, rookie mistake. Is there any way to fix ...
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Plastic on grill: is my family safe?

I received an unwanted letter and, my county not allowing open-burning, I used my closed-top propane grill to burn it. After sticking it into the slots, I realized that this is imprudent, because of ...

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