I’m a slob. I don’t want you to be under any kind of illusion here, housework and I don’t hang out very often. However with VIP visitors next week, the past few days have been a whirlwind of scrubbing, cleaning and straightening.
Let me introduce my oven door, that has never been cleaned in the 4 years we’ve lived here.
Big scoop of bicarb mixed with hot water to form a thick paste spread over…
Thinking about it, I don’t think I’ve cleaned an oven in my 38 years. Bet you’re really impressed now huh?
I left it for an hour or so, and on my return used a window paint scraper to remove the gack.
It took a little bit of elbow grease but within a few minutes it had all scraped off!
A wipe down with a clean cloth and Ta Da!
As I’ll no doubt have forgotten what to do in 4 years time, I thought I’d better post it on here for prosperity :)
WOW unbelievable I’ve got to give that a go have you got any other great tips for the dirty horrible jobs around the house?
Haha, me giving cleaning tips – Gaynor, you are hilarious!!!
(Actually, an easy one is – if you don’t own any microfibre cloths, buy some. I swear they will change your life and you’ll never need to buy Windowlene or scrunch up newspaper ever again :)
PS Thank you for making me guffaw :)
Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of the Simple Life says
Off to check the cupboard for bicarb ! Mine is disgusting too x
Hi Lala! Can’t believe I’ve inspired someone to clean their cooker, my mum is going to going to have a fit giggles!
Nice to see you sweetie x
I know how to spend my weekends ya know Dan, Domestic Goddess springs to mind :o)
Wow! That’s impressive…and it’s not often I’m impressed by oven cleaning!
Ha! Is it really? Being the first time I’ve ever cleaned said glass I have nothing to base it on :)
oh that is impressive. if i suddenly get the urge to clean I shall try and remember that one!
Steady on there girl, it did take me 4 years after all! :o)
Deb Hanson says
I just did that, but that window/paint scraper thing looks like what we use to scrap ice off car windows, is it the same thing? Also, mine wasn’t perfect cause I have grease caught inbetween the two windows on the oven. I only cleaned the window, but do you think this would work for the whole oven? Nice job!
Hi Deb, the scraper I used is a painter & decorators one. It has a removable razor blade in it, and is used to scrape dried paint off the pane of glass when you’ve painted windows. Hence the good job it did of scraping the muck off the glass!
I don’t think an ice scraper would work, although if it does, please let me know!
PS as for cleaning the whole oven? I guess so, but really? There’s got to be better things to do with your day! xx :o)