time to move on from the egg cups

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    Dec 11, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    I am not the cleanest animal in the house so sometimes an interdiction is necessary from family or friends.

    If your cook top has been become totally cover with grease a SUPER easy fix is the following:
    -get a 5gal bucket from homeDepot, and its snap fit lid. Put the cook top parts into the bucket.
    -If the parts are tooo large use a trash bad w/o holes. The holes will be super bad.
    -put a cup or two of homoDepot ammonia into either and let sit for a few days. Avoid things with screen printing on them, clean them some other way.
    -the grease will clean off super easy with just a junk scrub brush and some water.

    for an oven:
    -put some effort so the oven will never be activated or the oven light left on over night. Turn the breaker off or whatever.
    -Masking tape vent holes if you can get to them.
    -put a bake sheet with the homeDepot ammonia in the oven for a few days. Refresh the ammonia a few times.
    -you will have to use a Brillo pad but clean up time fabulously better/faster


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    Dec 12, 2014 2:10 AM GMT
    This is why I have a cleaning lady come in bi-weekly. Otherwise my place is a pigsty. Money well spent in my case. Now I can have friends over.
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    Dec 12, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    Basically (that's a chemistry pun, btw) what you are describing is making soap from the grease residues.

    But... glass cooktops should be cleaned with an acidic cleaner, such as Barkeeper's friend.

    Basic things, like ammonia, baking soda, and regular soaps are what dissolve glass. Base plus heat = etched glass.

    My last houseboy would pull all the knobs off all the appliances that have knobs, and toss them into the dishwasher. I don't know why I never thought of that. I'm not convinced that repeated dry cycles are safe for the plastic, I guess.
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    Dec 12, 2014 5:09 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidBasically (that's a chemistry pun, btw) what you are describing is making soap from the grease residues.

    But... glass cooktops should be cleaned with an acidic cleaner, such as Barkeeper's friend.

    Basic things, like ammonia, baking soda, and regular soaps are what dissolve glass. Base plus heat = etched glass.

    My last houseboy would pull all the knobs off all the appliances that have knobs, and toss them into the dishwasher. I don't know why I never thought of that. I'm not convinced that repeated dry cycles are safe for the plastic, I guess.

    I'm guessing that when you say basic/base you mean alkaline; high ph?
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    Dec 12, 2014 1:28 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    This is why I have a cleaning lady
    come in bi-weekly. Otherwise my place is a pigsty. Money well spent in my case. Now I can have friends over.

    Same here. In fact she comes today, usually on a Friday since we tend to entertain on the weekend. In our case we hired her because we have trouble bending over for lengthy periods and getting down on the floor. Having her come in is a lot more pleasant than seeing a chiropractor once a week instead. LOL!

    Although we do keep the kitchen counter and stovetop clean ourselves throughout the week. And we wash our own clothes, and the dishes, so we're not totally lazy, just accept our limitations regarding house cleaning. And frankly I'd rather be able to keep the money she costs me, so I could buy more egg cups. OPPPS! Did I mention egg cups? icon_wink.gif