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 Stainless Steel

Let’s be honest, as much as you love your stainless steel appliances and cookware, it’s easy to neglect them. Stainless steel is supposed to be stainless, right? Well, sort of. The “stainless” part just refers to the fact that it won’t rust or discolor like regular steel or iron. The truth is a few stray…

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How to Clean a Microwave

It’s shockingly easy to clean a microwave. And it’s going to seem even more shocking if the last time you attempted to clean six-month-old, dried-on spaghetti sauce was by scrubbing at it with a damp paper towel for a few minutes before giving up. We’re going to teach you how to clean a microwave using…

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How to Clean a Coffee Maker

A clean coffee maker makes better tasting coffee (and it lasts longer). Over time, coffee can leave an oily residue throughout the machine — that residue can impart a bitter flavor to the brew. Over time, the minerals in your water can also build up in the machine, leading to slow brew times and lots…

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How to Clean a Keurig

Coffee in 30 seconds? Yes, please. Sputtering air for 30 seconds? Not so much. There are two steps to troubleshooting and cleaning a Keurig that’s not working: regularly descaling your machine and dislodging errant grinds. Both of these processes are pretty easy and don’t take much work. To dislodge the grinds you’ll be using one…

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How to Clean Cast Iron

Oh, the cast iron skillet. There are so many fans — and count us among them! — who praise its ability to cook just about anything, evenly, non-stickily without Teflon and last for hundreds of years. These things are family heirlooms! And it’s intimidating to clean an heirloom! Once you know how to clean cast iron, you’ll see…

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