On Wed, 29 May 2013 16:55:13 -0400, willshak wrote:
Crud doesn't bother me normally - but - the real reason I care
is the wife uses the countertop to make bread or pastries or
pasta most mornings - and - well - if she only knew what I
*think* is on her countertop ... she'd stop making the stuff.
Here's what I found lying on the counter this morning, ready
If she figured out it was crud, then I'd have nothing to eat
for breakfast anymore.
There is a difference between being on the counter or being on a plastic
sheet on the counter
I'm willing to bet that
1) your wife cleans the counter regularly
2) Most food is NOT placed on the actual counter when being prepped
3) food that is placed on the counter will most likely be cleaned or
peeled after contact with the counter
Maybe you need to engage brain a bit more
You might take a stab at cleaning the oven while you're at it. :-)
Seriusly though. There isn't much grout in that countertop. You
should have someone come and fix that problem for you and then you
won't have stuff hiding in there.
On Thu, 30 May 2013 11:10:47 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:
That's the danger of posting pictures; people see how
you 'really' live! :)
Actually, that's not rust. I had a look and it's just
"crud" (from a pot-roast spill, I believe).
Q: What chemical do you use to clean these ovens?
Googling for "oven cleaner chemicals", I see this EPA article:
Which says oven cleaners are just sodium or potassium hydroxide.
Hmmm... I wonder if the plumbing section at the hardware store
is where I should get my oven cleaner?
Have you ever tried the lye for plumbing in the oven?
On mine, you press clean, then the option for how long you want to clean,
starts at 2 hours and you can increase or decrease. Within a minute the door
locks and the cleaning starts. When the cleaning is over, the door will stay
locked until cooling down is completed, then wipe down the whole interior
with a damp cloth, and a little elbow grease on the glass door. I love the
self cleaning ovens, but you do need to do it before the oven is completely
nasty to get the best results.
Instructions are online.
Remove anything loose with damp rag,
close, engage lock, press clean.
Temperature in oven goes to 500F.
Turn on exhaust fan and do in summer with doors and windows open if you
After done, wipe away ashes with damp rag.
Do not use cleaners ever.
Yes, at least one 12 year old.
The one that just calls names and contradicts without providing
I didn't look up the number, so call me names. We all know
smart adults like you are right all the time.
It's the continuous cleaning ovens that you have to be careful of, not
If that oven is the same as mine, the top oven self-cleans and the
bottom one is do-it-yourself. That's why I bake things that don't
make a mess (like bread) in the bottom oven and save anything messy
for the top one.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.