I have a short list of cleaning chores I HATE.
See I told you it was short. (The moderately dislike list is longer)
To avoid the chore even longer I often vacuum, yes vacuum, out the burnt food crumbs on the bottom just to make myself feel better. My smoke detector is disconnected in the kitchen because I set it off A LOT with the dirty oven. Really, last 4 or 5 places I have lived the smoke detector was disconnected in the kitchen. Not safe but saved my marriage. It really really really really irritates the hubby.
I would like to say that I am not a terrible cook who constantly burns stuff. I am just forgetful and maybe lazy. I forget that certain dishes run over and don’t feel like making another pan dirty to put unde r it and just stick it in anyway.
So this morning, while still in my jammies and possessed with a desire to feel like something has been completed this week I dove into my dirty oven.
I thought about before pictures but realized I would be embarrassed to show how bad I let it get. So here are the aftermath and end result pictures.
I used this cleaner from the dollar store on the recommendation of my neighbor. She used it 2 weeks ago and her oven is immaculate. Mine did not turn out so perfectly. I think is has something to do with my previously stated problem, unwillingness to clean at all. I also think baking soda and a really good piece of steel wool would have worked just as well.
I am also saving up for a new stove/oven slide-in range that I will just take with us from post to post. I have one at our house in Texas but it is currently being rented out (the house not the oven). One of these days I will just trade out with the TX house and take my flat surface double oven slide in range with me. I cried when I left it behind.
Now I am going to put some good lotion on my hands. I also often forget to use rubber gloves .