Yesterday, I decided to tackle the oven first. I found this nifty little setting on my oven dial called, “Clean”. Usually when I clean the oven I spray the inside with vinegar and sprinkle with baking powder, shut the door and wait overnight before really tackling it. However, I thought … how does this “clean” setting work? I did a little research online. Call me stupid … I should have done this years ago! I’ve only had this oven for 8½ years and have cleaned it with elbow grease each and every time. All I had to do was lock the oven and turn it to this mode. The theory is that it gets so hot in the oven that all the baked-on food becomes ashes. I turned the oven off at 3 hours, waited about an hour and then literally took a wet rag and wiped out the inside. It looks brand new!!! I should have done this years ago! My life would have been so much easier!
A few tips though:
1. Leave the doors and windows open because the fumes are not really pleasant.
2. Use the self-cleaning mode when it’s cooler outside as it really heats up the house.
It still took me some time to clean the stove and right underneath the stove. I really need to replace the drip pans and the smaller coils, but that’s for another day.
Today’s kitchen duty is the cupboards! Keep us in your prayers!