clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting

Here are step-by-step instructions to get the best kitchen under cabinet lighting for a range of tasks.

Outdoor Kitchen Planning Guide

Whether you covet a grill and food-prep station on wheels or a built-in BBQ island with fridge and bar seating, don't hit the home center before reading our expert guide to creating a first-rate backyard cook spot.

S20 E36, Heath Eastman installs a kitchen island receptacle
Play

How to Install an Electrical Receptacle on a Kitchen Island

Master electrician Heath Eastman solves a problem for a homeowner by adding an outlet to her new kitchen island.

The 5 Best Chef’s Knives (2023 Review)

A chef’s knife can cut, carve, slice, and dice cheese, meat, fruit, vegetables, and more. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best chef’s knives on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Cookware Sets (2023 Review)

Cookware sets include multiple pots, pans, and other cooking essentials. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best cookware sets on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Bread Makers (2023 Review)

Breadmaking not only gives you fresh bread, but it’s also a fun activity to do with your family. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best bread makers on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Dishwasher Detergents (2023 Review)

Dishwasher detergents come in powder, gel, liquid, and tablet forms, but they all strive to leave your dishware looking clean and fresh. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best dishwasher detergents on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Kitchen Towels (2023 Review)

A towel set is functional and decorative, adding color and cleaning spills in your kitchen. In this review, The This Old House Reviews Team researched the best kitchen towels on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 4 Best Meat Thermometers (2023 Review)

A meat thermometer lets you easily monitor the internal temperature of poultry, beef, pork, and more. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best meat thermometers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Best Products for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

Want to get a jump on the remodel of your worn-out kitchen or dated bath? Check out our picks for the best of what’s new, all designed to enhance how we want to live now.

The 5 Best Dish Racks (2023 Review)

After a big meal, you likely have many dishes, pots, utensils, and pans that need to be washed and laid out to dry. In this review, The This Old House Reviews Team researched the best dish racks on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Cutting Boards (2023 Review)

A good cutting board should be flat, stable, and decorative. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best cutting boards on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Play

How to Install a Water Filter Under the Sink

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Los Angeles to update a water filter to preserve the look of a retro faucet

Refrigerator Leaking Water? Here’s How to Fix It

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.

Richard Trethewey and Kevin O’Connor work on a garbage disposal
Play

How to Fix a Garbage Disposal

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to fix a badly jammed garbage disposal.

The 5 Best Coffee Mugs (2023 Review)

For a caffeine lover, there’s nothing better than starting your day with a cup of coffee. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best coffee mugs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Before & After: Multifunctional Kitchen Designs

With the kitchen devoted solely to cooking having gone the way of the butter churn, it’s no wonder that today’s kitchen remodels are multifunctional, too.

The 5 Best Granite Sealers (2023 Review)

Granite sealer is a must-have item for anyone who wants to maintain their granite countertops. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best granite sealers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Food Processors (2023 Review)

A food processor is a must-have appliance for creating sauces, soups, salsas, and more, allowing you to chop, puree, slice, and shred your favorite ingredients. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best food processors on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

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.

Play

Build It | 3D Cube Cutting Board

Using hardwoods of strikingly different colors, This Old House contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’ Connor team up to create a cutting board with an eye-catching 3D effect. See how to make one yourself with the instructions below.

The 5 Best Stainless Steel Cleaners (2023 Review)

Refrigerators, microwaves, sinks, grills, and other appliances are often made from easy-to-smudge stainless steel. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best stainless steel cleaners to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Wine Coolers (2023 Review)

Storing wine bottles in a regular fridge can take up precious space. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wine coolers to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Pull-Out Kitchen Shelves: Installation in 8 Steps

Norm Abram shows how to create easy access to items by building sliding kitchen shelves in a base cabinet.

The 5 Best Touchless Trash Cans (2023 Review)

A touchless trash can prevents the spread of germs by keeping your hands away from the potentially contaminated lid. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best touchless trash cans on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Kitchen Trash Cans (2023 Guide)

A kitchen trash can keeps your home smelling fresh and looking clean. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best kitchen trash cans on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Refrigerators on Amazon (2023 Review)

Refrigerators come in many shapes and sizes to fit your needs, but they all keep food cold and fresh for you and your family. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best refrigerators on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

Play

How to Maintain Kitchen Appliances

Repairman Richie Isaacson shows host Kevin O'Connor how to maintain kitchen appliances

How to Organize a Pantry

Discover extra room for food supplies and enjoy easier access to them with this step-by-step pantry improvement plan.

Before & After Kitchen: Making Every Inch Count

A design pro upgrades her family’s cook space, improving its function, flow, and finishes while making the most of its existing footprint.

Stove Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for kitchen fires. Here are 8 tips protect yourself, your guests, and your property.

Repainted Kitchen Cabinets
Play

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Choose the right paint and primer to give your kitchen cabinets a high-quality finish—without breaking your budget. This Old House painting expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor the proper way to paint cabinets for a new, updated look.