October 19

Readers, I have been so busy with all sorts of things to say, that I forgot about Friday’s burning question. It would have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I can’t even remember what day it is, or my children’s names or where I parked my car. Nope! Nothing at all!

If you have been reading my blog, this past week you would have seen the inside of my oven. It needs cleaned. How do you clean your oven? How often do you clean it? How often do you use it, and finally, would you come over and clean mine?

I clean mine, I am ashamed to say, about once a year.Β  In the winter when it is desperately cold.Β  I turn on my self cleaning oven and get warm all at once, because I am big on killing 2 birds with one stone, or 2 snakes with one shovel, or 2 spiders with one swipe, or 2 hamsters with one shot.

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16 thoughts on “October 19”

  1. I do not have a self cleaning oven, well, yes I do… I clean it myself. It is in desparate need. I usually use an oven cleaner or a baking soda paste. Sometimes the fumes from the cleaners are too much for me to handle. Joel was complaining about how much the oven needs cleaned, so I told him he could clean it if he wanted to. He said he might. I think I “might” hold him to that. Not that I think that should be his job, but right now they are complaining that this or that isn’t getting done fast enough for them, so I am thinking that letting them do what they complain about might bring in a little reality.

    BTW, no I will not come and clean your oven πŸ™‚

    But you could come anyway. No oven cleaning on the agenda. Brownie eating yes, oven cleaning no!

  2. I clean it when it needs it and not a moment before. πŸ˜‰

    I can come over and flip the lever and turn on the self cleaning whatchamacallit (I don’t have one of those) just for the novelty of it, but the rest is up to you. πŸ™‚

  3. Funny. When I saw your oven, I thought, “Her oven looks clean”. Mine is in desperate need. I have the same kind of SELF-CLEANING that Annie has. I try to clean twice a year, but that hasn’t happened for awhile.

    I will come and flip your lever, too, but it would cost you planefare and a trip tp LaRosa’s!!

  4. I love to kill two birds with one stone too. Just makes a job more fun. Almost hate to do anything if I can’t do two things. I always try to clean the oven when I am going to be out of the house, cause the fumes kind of get to me.

  5. Oh,you are NOT ALONE!!! I clean my oven usually once a year in the dead of winter for the same reasons you mentioned.

    Besides, who really looks inside of your oven? I’m of the opinion that if you don’t like what you see… then you can clean it! LOL

  6. First – no I will not come over to clean your oven for you.

    Second – I have a continual clean oven, no idea what that means but that’s what it says on the range.

    Third – Mine just needs to be wiped out but I really should clean off the window so that I can see inside.

  7. I have one of those nasty ovens that is called a “perpetually” cleaning oven. Yeah, right. And, if I need to clean it, the sides are rough instead of smooth so it’s not easy. When I used to clean for a living, I loved the product called “Mr. Muscle,” but it’s not easy to find anymore. Gee, do I hear whining in here? Yeah, my own! πŸ™‚

  8. You are exaggerating! You shot one hamster with one shot!

    Mine really needs cleaning, but it is too hot to clean it now. We also have a self cleaning oven and it does heat the house too much. Which is why we don’t clean it. FL doesn’t get cold enough to clean the oven. LOL

  9. because I am big on killing 2 birds with one stone, or 2 snakes with one shovel, or 2 spiders with one swipe, or 2 hamsters with one shot.

    Wowsers! It’s a good thing you had nothing to do with the Ark!!

    I usually clean my oven once every three months and by clean I mean wipe out with a solution of vinegar and bi-carb soda. Otherwise the oven gets cleaned well before we move out. I cook in it too often to be busy cleaning it. I think I hate cleaning the oven even more than dusting!

  10. Tanya, I saw your oven picture….IMO you can wait until next year.

    My oven was smoking….a sure sign of needing a cleaning, don’t cha know, but, I just replaced the oven liner. Wa-La! A nice clean oven again.


  11. I didn’t know you had to go to so much trouble to clean an oven. Just don’t use it and you won’t notice it. I used to have a self cleaning one, but the one I have now you have to do it yourself. Just spray on the oven cleaner and wait twenty minutes and wipe it out. If it is really dirty it could take longer.( up to a couple days) Do we get to see a picture of the finished product?

    My dearest Aunt….it isn’t the dead of winter yet.

  12. I have cleaned mine once in 1 and 1/2 years. Hubby has cleaned it once in that time frame, too. And I second (or third?) the idea that yours looks like it has another year to go before needing cleaning, lol, BUT I will come flip the switch for you if you promise me three things:
    1.I get to go to cake decorating class with you.
    2.I get to try your ds’s apple pie.
    3.You pay me in gas money or chocolate, your choice, hehe.
    (And hey, I’m probably the only one close enough to you regionally that I COULD feasibly come flip that switch, so think carefully before answering, lol.

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