Dad Teaches His Teens to Load the Dishwasher

Whether or not you have a specific strategy for loading the dishwasher, you’ll have to agree there are a few rules that are universal. One dad, fed up with his teenagers’ haphazard technique, decided to start a YouTube series of how-to videos to teach his kids the right way to…

What Should I Use to Oil My Butcher Block?

Open Slideshow A fresh look for your butcher block countertop doesn’t haven’t to involve the headache of extensive sanding to rejuvenate the surface. An application of food-safe oils (or another of the options we’ll share below) can restore the surface’s sheen and help recondition with each application. Want a fresh…

How To Polish a Stainless Steel Sink with Flour

Open Slideshow A few years ago, I learned a trick that changed my life. No, seriously, it was a complete game changer in the care of my kitchen sink. This is a tip you’ll shrug off and then eventually grudgingly try. And then you’ll say: “Oh man, that was so…

Hang Dish Gloves Over the Sink to Dry

Where We Cook: Hannah & Nathan’s Carriage House Kitchen Look at this bright idea from one of our recent kitchen tours: Hannah and Nathan, the cooks in this kitchen, hang their dish gloves to dry right over the sink! I only just noticed this as I was rereading this tour…

These Spaghetti Scrubbers Are the Best Dishwashing Tools Ever

A few months ago a company called Goodbye Detergent! sent me some eco-friendly sponges and scrubbers. Their packaging encouraged you to use them without soap. Get that? No soap. Also, these wundersponges boasted about being made from things like peach pits and corn cobs. I silently scoffed under my breath…

Clean Cupboards, Shelves, and Drawers

The Kitchn Cure Day 14: Thursday, August 28 Assignment: Clean cupboards, shelves, and drawers. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Now that we’ve cleared out a lot of the extraneous stuff hidden in our kitchen cabinets and drawers — duplicate…

Declutter Dishes, Glasses, Tools & Gadgets

The Kitchn Cure Day 13: Wednesday, August 27 Assignment: Declutter dishware, glassware, utensils, gadgets, and tools. Make a list of anything you need. (See all the assignments so far here) Sign Up: Sign up here for The Kitchn Cure Do your cupboards runneth over? Is your utensil drawer starting to…

The Kitchen Care :How Many Jam Jars Is Too Many?

This is my cupboard before I took everything out Day 13 Task: Declutter Dishes, Glasses, Tools & Gadgets After feeling great about decluttering and organizing my pantry items, I was ready (even excited) to declutter my dishes, glasses, tools and gadgets. As is painfully clear in the above image, the…

You Need the Only Kitchen Cleaners

“Honey can you hand me the bottle of window cleaner? It’s right behind the bottle of stainless steel stuff but in front of the wood polish and next to the doggy carpet spray.” Sound familiar? Having the right tools for the job is a good thing, but what happens when…

How I Made My Pantry More Happy and Organized

Day 12 Task: Clean and Organize Your Pantry Shelves After tossing, organizing, and donating my pantry goods, it was time to clean the cupboards and organize everything. This was the easiest and most satisfying assignment of The Kitchn Cure so far. I don’t have a ton of space in my…