After going above and beyond while cleaning your kitchen, you're probably not thinking about how your cleaning could impact your food. But we have some bad news: That hard work might end up ruining the taste of tomorrow's dinner. Try avoiding these cleaning mistakes next time around, and your cup of coffee will taste so much better.
As tedious as it might be to wash your grinder with soap and water on a daily basis, it's key to do so if you're passionate about your morning coffee. "Coffee bean oils may turn rancid and give fresh coffee an off taste," says Carolyn Forte, director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.
"Charred bits and flavors of previously cooked food can transfer to fresh foods," Forte says. Yuck. To clean grill grates, the Good Housekeeping Institute recommends scrubbing the surface with coil brushes that don't have bristles or some crumpled aluminum foil.