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May 03, 2013

Jessica vs. the range


Well it’s happened.

I’ve gone to great lengths to keep my range clean. And I use my range. A lot. Every weekend I cook up enough food for the entire week.

Open and shut goes the door as I move through sweet potato hash casseroles, Brussels sprout chips, roasted asparagus, baked sweet potatoes, baked chicken, the list goes on …

I wrap things in foil, line the racks and the pans and do whatever it takes to make sure there are no spills, no drips, nothing that will take any elbow grease in cleaning when it comes to my range.

But then…

But then the sweet potatoes were left in too long and I forgot to line the rack so they dripped onto the hot bottom. There was an unfortunate incident with a dropped baked apple. Juices from a roast chicken.

Ugh, I have to clean it and … wait for it … There’s no self cleaning option on this range of mine. That’s right, we go old school up in this piece.

Last night when I threw in some left overs to warm up for dinner – I realized I couldn’t ignore it any longer. Except for the four days I’ll be out of town, thinking about how I’ll have to clean the range when I get home.

Will I get through it? Will I come out of this dog fight with a clean range and no visible wounds? Will I consult the experts – my mother and grandmother – on their techniques or will I go rogue?

I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

Until then – tell us your tips on how you clean the ranges, cooktops and the appliances throughout your home. I – er – some of us may need the help.



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