Kitchen Cleaning

It’s known as the heart of the home and we all love visiting it to see what’s cookin’ figuratively and literally. So, it should always look terrific, however it is a place where great messes can be made. Here are our secrets to tackling kitchen tasks and keeping it gorgeous.

Sponges & Cloths: Watch What You Wipe With!

Sponges and cloths are playgrounds for nasty kitchen bacteria. Bacteria goes everywhere because we spread it about while cooking, cleaning, and preparing meals. Just think...

10 Useful Food Storage Tips to Stop Wasting $$$

Did you know that the average American household throws out about 25% of all food and beverages that it purchases? While that may not...

7 Baking Soda Hacks That Changed My Life!

There are few things I covet as much in cleaning as I do baking soda, and the incredible...

Secrets to Maintaining 10 High-End Finishes In Your Home!

We spend good money upgrading our homes. Gorgeously designed homes; sigh.  We dream about them, pin ideas about them to our most treasured Pinterest boards,...

DIY Cleaning Products For Pennies

We know that cleaning isn’t always fun but making your own cleaners and saving money in the process definitely helps! I have put together...

Husband VS Wife: Epic Cleaning Challenge!

Welcome to the first installment of Husband VS Wife: Cleaning Challenge! World-renowned cleaning expert Melissa Maker takes on her husband, Chad Reynolds,...

Clean a Keurig Coffee Maker!

Coffee is the liquid antidote to an early morning. My morning cup of Cinnamon Pastry coffee (I know, you want one) would not be...

How to Quickly Clean A Cast Iron Pan!

Cast iron is a super versatile and effective cooking material that has been used for (literally!) thousands of years in various shapes and sizes....

How to Clean the (Burnt) Bottom of a Pot or Pan

How do I clean burnt grease and scorch marks off the bottom of pots and pans? This has been a popular question from the Clean...

12 Days of Clean: Cleaning Up Oven Spills!

If you are cooking for the holidays, I want some. Send me a care package. We always complain that we eat too much but it...

5 Nasty Things in Your Kitchen!

Some consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home - the perfect place where families get together and share memories that will...

Cleaning Greasy Stovetop Grates

Here's a recent exchange we had on our Facebook page: Maura: I was wondering if you can tell me how to clean grease build up on...

7 Clever Ways to Clean with Vinegar!

  I have long touted the benefits of cleaning with vinegar. Most of us know it's a great cleaning product, and even though it makes...

Getting Stuck-On Food on Clean Dishes? Maybe You Need to...

Dishwashers are NOT self-cleaning, at all.  In fact, they are little storage containers for your dirty little secrets.  Further, you can't get a good...

12 Days of Clean: Safely Dispose of Cooking Grease

Day 3 | Safely Dispose of Cooking Grease I've heard that a plumber's rate triples on Holidays, and there's no surprise that clogged pipes occur...

How Often Should I Clean It? (Kitchen Edition)

Sometimes, it can be hard to know how often we're supposed to clean something. While we most often use our sense of smell and...