Stove & Hood
What You'll Need: Rubber Spatula + Soft-Bristled Brush
How Often You Should Clean Them: Range daily; hood monthly
Dampen a sponge with warm water and dishwashing liquid, wipe, then thoroughly dry with a cotton cloth. For stuck-on splotches, wet a few paper towels with hot water, place them on top for a few minutes, then scrape with a rubber spatula.
Spritz it with an allpurpose cleaner (like the Honest Co. multisurface cleaner; $6, honest.com) and wipe -- and keep wiping -- with a microfiber cloth. Next, remove the filters, place them in the bathtub, and sprinkle them with 1/2 cup of baking soda. Soak them in scalding water for a few minutes before scrubbing lightly with a soft-bristled brush. Let drycompletely before replacing.
To clean the fan, cut the power to the unit, then wipe the blades with a microfiber cloth dampened with warm soapy water.
Here's how our resident expert cleans her stove and microwave: