Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year: Grease (Remover - Not the Musical)

And so the holidays draw to a close! And now ... a small gift wrapped in a non-food recipe,  just for you. My oven caught fire the other day, thanks to the thick coat of grease pooled at the bottom. Ron to the rescue! He found this recipe goodness-knows-where and (miracle of miracles!) it actually did what it promised, which was to degrease the interior of my oven. I regularly say Ill do the same thing, but never do. So here’s the concoction that did the trick!

Grease (Remover - Not the Musical):

1/4 c. liquid dishwashing detergent (the kind you use in the sink)
1/2 c. lemon juice (the bottled type ... why waste lemons?)
1 c. white vinegar
1-1/4 c. cold water

Combine in plastic spray bottle. Spritz the stuff all over your oven’s bottom, walls, and the glass of your oven door. Then cool your jets overnight while you guzzle champagne, wear a lampshade, and do all the other stoopid stuff everyone does on New Year’s Eve.

In the morning ... Voilà! A grease-free oven! Using a metal spatula as a scraper, pile the remaining gunk from the bottom of your oven onto paper towels and discard. Accept that you’ve won the prize for the neighborhood’s dirtiest oven and don’t let it ruin your New Year. Resolve that you will never allow your oven to look like this again and then fuddedaboudit. At least, that’s what I do. 

But put the oven on its self-cleaning cycle, regardless. With 95% of the grease and gunk gone, you won’t need to wear a gas mask as your oven transforms the residue of gunk into a fine while powder.

Wot??? You don’t have an oven that cleans itself??? Dollinks, I will rush right over to scrub it out! (S*I*G*H! Another New Year’s promise broken!) 

Happy New Year, possums!  xox  Nicole

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