Want to Know How to Remove Stickers from Appliances? Here’s an Easy Trick!

Have you ever been stymied by a stubborn sticker? Martha Stewart has a secret for how to remove stickers from appliances and other kitchenware.

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Is there anything more annoying than a sticker that just won’t become unstuck from a newly purchased appliance or piece of kitchenware? Step away from the harsh chemicals and razor blades. Martha Stewart has a simple trick for how to remove stickers.

Take a look at her recent Instagram post:

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Here’s a solution for getting stubborn stickers off newly purchased items like these pie plates – just use a hair dryer.

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Martha’s Not-So-Secret Tool

No need to ruin your fingernails the next time you need to remove a tag. In fact, you probably already have the tool you need in your bathroom. Martha uses a hair dryer to remove stubborn stickers! In the video on Instagram, she gently waves a hair dryer over the sticker on a brand-new pie plate, applying heat for about 10 to 15 seconds. Then, she peels the sticker off with ease.

“Apply the heat very closely to the sticker,” Martha says. “It loosens the glue and the sticker is easily removed.”

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It’s Multi-Surface Friendly

According to Martha, this trick can be used on stickers applied to any heat-resistant solid surface. “This can be done on metal, glass, wood, stone, anything—how simple,” she explains in the video. But avoid using this trick on heat-sensitive items, such as plastic, because high heat may cause these items to melt or warp. This easy trick takes less than 30 seconds. As Martha would say, “It’s a good thing!”

Want more non-toxic cleaning solutions like this? Here are more DIY cleaning ideas to use around your home. Find tons more tricks from Martha in her new book, The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything

Susan Bronson
Susan is a food and wine writer and editor based in northern Wisconsin. In 2010, she created the food blog A Less Processed Life, which features made-from-scratch recipes that highlight locally grown ingredients. As a contributor for Taste of Home, Susan has written about twists on classic cocktails like apple cider sangria and maple old-fashioneds. She also shares tried-and-true cooking techniques and re-creates and reviews recipes from notable chefs, including Julia Child and Ina Garten. She lives on a small family farm with her husband and son, and loves tasting all that the Upper Midwest’s culinary landscape has to offer.