Our kitchen maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.
Don’t let improper use and deferred maintenance prevent your garbage disposal from working optimally. Follow these expert tips to learn how to maintain this pulverizing powerhouse, so it stays clean and performs to its potential.
Stainless steel is a popular finish choice for refrigerators and dishwashers, but it’s a common pick for kitchen sinks, too. It’s durable and doesn’t stain, but some extra care is needed to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips to maintain a stainless-steel sink that’s spotless as well.
If the grout in your kitchen or bathroom is chipped, moldy, or just no longer working for you, it may be time to replace it. Follow our guide for removing it manually or with a power tool.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains several reasons why a trap may be losing water
If your refrigerator is leaking water, it could be due to an issue that you can easily fix. Learn about ways you can identify the problem and find out how you can protect your wallet in the case that professional maintenance is necessary.
Like any appliance, your garbage disposal needs a good cleaning every once in a while, or you could end up with a breeding ground for harmful bacteria or mold. Follow this guide to learn how to easily clean your garbage disposal.
It’s no surprise that your stovetop can get messy—it’s where you cook and prepare most of your meals. It’s easy to neglect cleaning it regularly, but you can remove cooked-on stains and grease with ease with a few simple steps.
Here’s how to fix leaks and clear clogs in your kitchen sink.
Follow these simple tips to keep your fridge operating in tip-top condition.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tricks for removing—and avoiding—stubborn disposer jams
When wood counters lose their good looks, here’s how to make them beautiful again, and keep them looking that way
Banish the worst greasy messes from the cupboards and drawers that hold everything in your cook space.
Dishwasher not draining? Repair can be an easy DIY project. Read our guide to diagnose and fix your dishwasher on your own.
Your kitchen faucet is one of the most-used parts of your kitchen. Whether you’re buying or looking to replace parts, here’s what you need to know about it.
It’s super easy to clean this gadget, no matter the level the filth. Follow these easy directions for getting your microwave sparkling clean.
Explore the basics of grout — the difference between cement-based and epoxy grout, sealers, colors and cleaning.
Breaking out the fine flatware for the holidays? Make sure sterling silver looks its best by reversing the chemical reaction that created silver sulfide, a.k.a. tarnish, in the first place
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey comes up smelling sweet by installing a new discharge hose
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey quiets a tap that's making a hammering sound
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor learns important maintenance tips from stone countertop contractor Jason Keefe
Know the name and function of all the parts of your leaky faucet so you can decide whether you can repair it yourself or need to call in a pro