Cleaning is always trendy. Are we right? Today, we bring you our best chef hacks for keeping that kitchen clean.

Revive The Spoons

Boil wooden spoons in water and let them sun dry for a revitalized utensil. (Get more utensil hacks in this post.)

Microwave Madness

Soak a sponge in water, pop it in the microwave, and let it run through a minute cycle. The sponge will disinfect, and the gunk caked on the microwave will loosen up.

Cast Iron Cleaning

Do not scrub cast iron with soapy water, as this removes the seasoning built up on the pan. Scrub it using a salt scrub instead to remove stuck food.

Board Meet

Scrub a wooden cutting board with coarse salt then massage it with half a lemon to clean away food particles and smells. Afterward, rub the board with food-grade mineral oil to condition the wood once a month.

The Daily Grind

Remove coffee grind clumps and jams by tossing stale bread into the grinder and pulsing a few times. The coffee will stick to the bread and break apart. (Read more coffee hacks in this article on the FDR blog.)

Smelly Hands

Neutralize the garlic or onion smell from your hands by rubbing them with lemon juice, baking soda, or stainless steel.

Fishy Business

Grill fish on a bed of lemons to infuse flavor into the fish and stop it from sticking to the grill.

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