Sunday, May 6, 2012

I just vacuumed my oven

Yep, you read that right.  I just vacuumed my oven.

Over the many years of having to clean in, around and under my oven, I've never thought to take the vacuum to it.  I've always done it the hard way.  Take a wet rag and wipe out the inside, taking the time to scoop up all of the burnt tidbits that have fallen to the bottom.  Then I pull out the drawer underneath, remove all of the pans that are stored in it, and then dump it into th trash can and wipe it down.  Then I would stick my hand into the dark opening where that drawer goes and wipe out whatever happens to be lurking under there.  Well not today!!

Today I had the vacuum out with the attachment on it going around all of the baseboards in the kitchen and thought hmmmm.....I bet that would work.  So I rolled it on over to the oven and gave it a try.  And it worked really well.  It sucked up all of those tidbits inside, in the drawer and even in that scary opening underneath.  And I didn't have to stick my hand in anything gross!  So, yes, this will definitely be my new method of cleaning the oven from now on.  Just makes me wonder why it took me so long to figure out in the first place!