This morning I woke to a very stormy, gloomy day which is my favorite when I know I can stay in my pajamas all day & not leave the house.
I had an early start, so I decided to clean my disgustingly dirty, greasy oven. I pretty much use all natural cleaners that I quickly whip up for use around the house. Click here to see some of my most used products. They're inexpensive, quick, smell yummy & are safe around the kids & pets. I typically use a harsh, chemically, stinky oven cleaner on the rare occasion I actually take the time to clean my oven, but I wanted to find something natural since chemicals & food never seem to be a smart mix. I checked out a few sites online, whipped up a mixture & got going.
I mixed the juice of the lime with about 4 drops of Dawn, 1/4 cup of baking soda & 1/4 cup of vinegar.
Slowly add the vinegar or you'll have an eruption going on.
Mix & spread all over your disgustingly dirty, greasy oven!
I let it sit for a couple of hours & wiped it clean with a wet rag. As you can see, it cleaned the bottom of my oven fairly well.
The door would not get clean no matter how many methods I tried & how much elbow grease I put in. This picture was taken after multiple other failed attempts.
I sprinkled Dawn, & baking soda all over the door & drizzled on enough vinegar to make a paste. After allowing that to sit there for 20 minutes, it still did little to nothing. Then I made a thick paste with just water & baking soda, scrubbed that on, waited 20 minutes, scrubbed it off & then sprayed it with vinegar & waited another 15 minutes. Nothing. What a waste of time! Before I got out & resort to the chemical oven cleaner, does anyone else have any other suggestions that actually work?
I was frustrated that the oven didn't get clean, but at least I was able to spend a cozy day in with these little loves!
This saucy little minx sure has a lot to say!
I'm soaking up my time with Cam this summer since he starts kindergarten in a little over a month. Cannot believe my boy will be going to school full-time!
My two loves had a little lunch date of PB&J & turkey sandwiches. Dempsey was hoping for a little schnagel!
Our little Puggy has gotten to be quite the chicken during storms & can now be found hiding behind the couch during our daily summer thunderstorm! Hope you're all having a happy Wednesday!