How to Clean Copper

Copper adds a ton of character and texture to your kitchen and home. But not all copper is created equal. For example, most factory-produced copper cookware is covered with a thin layer of lacquer, which is a clear coating that helps prevent tarnishing. And many copper products are actually just copper plated, which means there’s a…

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How to Clean an Iron

  A dirty iron has two culprits: build up and burns. It also has two problem areas: the soleplate and the reservoir. The soleplate is the flat part of the iron you press against your clothes to smooth out wrinkles. It gets hot enough that it breaks down detergents, starches, and fabric softeners in your…

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How to Clean Tile

Tile is beautiful, durable, and shrugs off stains with ease. It’s also super versatile, which makes it a go-to surface in spill-prone-zones like your kitchen and bathroom and high-trafficked areas like your entryway or living room. If you want to bring out the beauty in your tile, you’ve got to clean the surface of the…

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How to Clean Mold

Mold is gnarly: you can’t just clean it, you have to kill it. That’s because mold is a living microorganism, similar to yeast or mushrooms. With a little moisture, mold can grow on pretty much any surface, and once it starts growing, tiny, hair-like roots and floating spores help it spread. If mold gets into…

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How to Clean Grout

There’s something about the word “grout” that just inherently conveys that it’s going to be a tough clean. And if you’ve ever gone toe-to-toe with a bathroom wall of one-inch tile or an entire living room or kitchen with tile flooring, you know you have your work cut out for you. Cleaning the tile? That’s…

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How to Clean Laminate Floors

There’s a lot to love about laminate flooring — it mimics the beauty of natural wood, it’s relatively easy to install, and it’s typically much more affordable than hardwood. And when it comes time to clean, it’s simple and straightforward. The biggest decision you’ll need to make is whether you want to use a store-bought or a…

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