Don't say I didn't warn you!!! I broke down and did something today that has I have been putting off for a LONG LONG LONG LONG time! I cleaned my oven!!!
My oven isn't self cleaning. Not by my choice. THis stove/oven combo came with the house when we bought it. HOwever, I tried to convince the oven that it was self cleaning. But it must have a Man personality because it just kept insisting that it wasn't self cleaning, and it never would be self cleaning. WE all know how much men hate to clean for themselves.
I even hoped that if I left the spilled nasty crusty stuff on the bottom of the oven it would eventually burn itself off. But no, it just gets worse. And then starts to smoke and smell everytime you bake something. WHich then makes your family ask "Are you burning dinner? Again?" (Not that I burn dinner all that often, but it has been known to happen.)
I prayed that the Cleaning fairy would come and clean it while I was away or sleeping or reading or at some point. But alas, that crazy cleaning Fairy keeps skipping over my house. So today I broke down and FIRED HER SORRY LAZY BUTT!!
Which means I had to break down and clean the oven myself. SIGH!!!! I sprayed the cleaner in the oven. ALL OVER the inside just like it said. By the way, EasyOFF LIES!!! FUme FREE oven cleaner STILL SMELLS BAD!!! I closed the door and let it sit for 2 1/2 hours. It was only supposed to be 2 hours, but I needed the extra time to work up my nerve to actually clean it out. Again because the oven REFUSED!! Sooo I put on my plastic cleaning gloves and old clothes. I took a deep breath. I stared it down. Finally, I opened the door. EWWWWW IT'S REALLY GROSS IN THERE!!!!
I can't remember the last time I cleaned the oven. It was sometimes in the last 9 years because I remember trying to clean the oven and wrestle Wyatt away at the same time. But really, how often are you supposed to clean your oven? (DOn't answer that. Really I don't want to know.)
I get down to work. I can put it off no longer. I wiped. I scrubbed. I worked my way through 1/2 of a roll of paper towels. THen I wiped it out with sponges and warm water. Then I CURSED!!! (Hey, no one was home. I could curse if I wanted. Mom, dont' worry I didn't use REALLY bad words..... much... )
Again this oven must be MAN made because it just refuses to let go of the last bit of filth. Yep, I still have a STUBBORN nasty spot on the bottom. *(#$&Q)#*#& SO Now I have to RESPRAY and wait a few more hours before I attempt to wipe it out again. EASY off!! Yeah right. Nothing easy about this process. Pizza delivery for dinner. Oven's out of order. Til I can get it finished. Wish me luck. Oh and does anyone know where I can rent a hazmat suit?
One last warning: Don't kick the oven when you have no shoes on. It hurts your toes and makes you curse again.