this week i've set myself a pretty big task. actually i'm a bit scared to show you, it's a little horrifying to be honest...
this, is my oven. i know, it is a little dirty, the hot plate needs a clean and well, let's not look at the floor. but that's not the horrifying part...
the horrifying part is what lies BEHIND the oven. it looked like this behind the oven before we even moved in.
i kid you not. i have lived with this little patch of gross for nearly 2 years. BUT i have a secret up my sleeve. you see the other day, i realised (yes it took me nearly 2 years) that the oven isn't actually attached to the wall, well there's a power cord but that's about it!
so my super disgusting goal for this week, is to pull out the oven as far as it will go, and give the alcove the intense scrubbing that it so desperately needs. all in time for the real estate inspection on thursday morning, well we'll see about that...
pop over and see vic to set yourself a goal for the week, or to have a peek at some other peoples plans!
Save your energy for something more worthwhile by sprinkling the whole area thinly with bicarb soda, spraying it with vinegar (enough to wet bicarb it but not drown it) and leave it to bubble quietly for about 20 minutes. Wipe dissolved gunk off.You may need to do this twice. After you wipe all this gunk off wash it with really hot water(wear gloves) with a good squirt of dishwash in it and a tablespoon of eucalyptus oil to remove remaining yukky stuff. The eucalyptus oil is also toxic to cockroaches, makes them walk around like they've drunk too much alcohol so you just swat them and drop them in the bin.
Hope this helps :)!
Okay, the cleaning behind it part isn't something I envy, but the oven itself, well, let's just say you aint EVER going to see a picture of my oven, no sir!
Thanks so much for playing along Nic, don't think we won't be back to check whether you've done it or not!
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