Tackling the Oven

You’ll never guess what I did yesterday. (Oh, I guess I kind of gave it away with my title, huh?) At any rate… yesterday…

I. Cleaned. My. Oven.

For the first time. EVER.

I don’t know why, but I’ve never cleaned an oven before. Last December when my friends came over and helped me clean my house, one of them cleaned my oven. So it got cleaned at that point. But I didn’t do it.

Now, I don’t really know how often one is supposed to clean one’s oven. Is it a bad thing that it hasn’t been cleaned since then? It was dirty, yeah, but not THAT dirty. Nonetheless, I bought some oven cleaner and tackled it anyway. I figured it was about time. 😉

Now I can’t say I’ve never cleaned an oven before.

Cuz’ now I have. 🙂

Tackle It Tuesday is hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.

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MamaNut
MamaNut
October 6, 2008 9:59 pm

Well, I always use foil and put it under the bottom burner in my oven to make it easier to clean up anything that could spill out. Then you can just change out the foil instead of the extra elbow grease. And ideally I would wipe off any other major splatters when they happened (after the oven had cooled of course) but that rarely happens. I give my entire oven a good cleaning about twice a year, though… 😀

Peggy
Peggy
October 7, 2008 12:08 am

Great tackle! I HATE cleaning ovens! I rarely do clean the oven. I am in a new home (new to us) so I probably can go a good year before cleaning the oven:) I did buy oven cleaner recently tho just in case!

SHerry
SHerry
October 7, 2008 5:32 am

Great takcle! 😀 Definitely not first on my list of wanting to tackle but yet a necessity! Speaking of, I might need to check mine. 😀 Have a great day!

Frugal Carol
Frugal Carol
October 7, 2008 6:30 am

I love my self cleaning oven!!!

AmyG
AmyG
October 7, 2008 7:01 am

I’ve never cleaned an oven either. Mine probably needs it, bad… wanna come work on it for me? lol

heidi
heidi
October 7, 2008 7:39 am

Woot! Good for you!! I hate oven cleaning.

kristi
kristi
October 7, 2008 7:41 am

Ugh. I need to do that too! Wanna come over? Blessings to you.

earthlingorgeous
earthlingorgeous
October 7, 2008 8:17 am

I clean mine like once a month it’s not self cleaning hahahaha!

Karen
Karen
October 7, 2008 1:33 pm

I’ve only cleaned mine using the self-cleaning setting. Does that count for cleaning?

Annie
Annie
October 7, 2008 4:21 pm

Oooh I hate cleaning ovens. I have a self-cleaning one now (thank you dear Lord) but I still don’t know exactly how to get all the gunk out of the bottom… any ideas?

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings
Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings
October 8, 2008 12:26 am

Aw, man! You just reminded me how desperately our oven needs to be cleaned. Hopefully I’ll get myself in gear in the next week or so. Thanks for the great reminder and great job on accomplishing such a dirty task.

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