You ever go through one of those days where you just need to clean to keep your mind off of stuff?
That’s what I did this morning. I woke up before the sun came up – which kinda sucks on a Saturday. I couldn’t get back to sleep (too much on my mind I suppose) so I got up and decided to clean the oven.
Well, after a cup of coffee. 😉
The glass oven door had splatters baked on it. I didn’t want to use any chemicals because I knew if I did the self-cleaning thing it could possibly stink to High Heaven. I knew it was going to smell bad enough just running the self-cleaning cycle. I started with warm soapy water but that didn’t do a darn thing.
So I thought about what cleaners I had in the house and I remember my mother buying me this can of Barkeeper’s Friend for my pots and pans (it works wonders on that!). I read the label and LO AND BEHOLD it said it was for glass cooktops! I figured if I can use it on the glass cooktop, then surely I can use it on the door. So I wet down a rag, sprinkled a little on, and started to clean the glass.
It took a lot of elbow grease and scrubbing and Barkeeper’s Friend, but I got the door clean. It’s all shiny and pretty now. And it doesn’t stink! It only dried out my hands. :/ Of course I realized as I was cleaning I should probably be wearing rubber gloves, which I put on but my hands are still a little dried out.
I highly recommend Barkeeper’s Friend – it’s amazing and relatively inexpensive. It’s a great cleaner and not abrasive at all. I’m going to try it on my glass cook top next and see how it does.
I’m running the self-clean cycle right now. Of course it stinks but the oven is going to look like new once it finishes! Next I have to clean the front of the dishwasher… mop the floor… vacuum… dust… lots to do! I think I’m in cleaning mode now.
Right now, though, I’m going to have another cup of coffee. 😉