A few weeks ago Toni of A bowl full of lemons blogspot posted about how she cleaned her oven..naturally...
Toni used Shaklee's Scour Off™ Heavy Duty Paste and Basic H2® , all natural, simply green products...but what really impressed was how effortless these products made it. So I went on line and found a great deal on the Get Clean® Healthy Home Pack. Right now when you become a member you receive a 15% discount and through the end of December when you join you also received free shipping which was over $17.00 in additional savings ;) So then I patiently waited for my Home Pack to arrive:
So that I could tackle my stove...
Does anyone else hang a bunch of towels over the window of their oven...thinking that they are hiding how dirty the inside is...only to have the front of the stove look like a landry line? Note to self: remove all those towels first ;)
These burner covers however can totally be justified! First, they keep the other burners from getting dirty when I'm cooking (I am one of the messiest cooks...you can ask DH ;)
BUT...more importantly...they hid the hideous drip trays!
Someday I hope to replace them with black enamel ones...but that requires a special shopping trip...SO in the meantime I'll continue to scour them. AND NO...I refuse to cover them with aluminum foil...for some reason that just rubs me the wrong way...ya know...like nails on a chalkboard :}
Now for the big reveal of my oven...brace yourself...she's so ugly!
So first I spread the Scour Off™ Heavy Duty Paste all over the door and removed it so that I could really get inside the oven (for those of you who were not aware that you could remove your oven door...believe me it's so easy and if little, ole me and do it all by myself...then so can you ;)
Then I spread the Scour Off™ Heavy Duty Paste all over the oven racks and drip trays and set them in the sink to soak while I tackled the oven walls.
Now at this point, Toni brought out her Dyson and vacuumed out the bottom of her oven...well here at the Love Shack we have the iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot and I don't think it would appreciate the bottom of my oven ;)
SO I opted to quickly wipe out the crumbs with a damp rag before I applied a good coat of the scouring paste.
After applying the paste set your timer for 15 minutes and let the paste do its work ;) Toni suggests taking a coffee break at this point...but not me...I got to thinking about how this STUFF would work on my shower walls...
Of course...DH thought it was cute to catch me in action! Let me explain...I got up and stayed in my PJ's because I knew that I was going to clean my oven today...and we have a deep soak-er tub and in order for me to really clean the sides and walls...I have to climb in it! So I simply peeled off my PJ's flannel bottoms and socks...put on my scrubbing gloves and got busy ;)
AND look at what an amazing job the Scour Off™ Heavy Duty Paste did to my fiberglass tub...LOVE IT!
By the time the buzzer was going off telling me my oven was ready...I had the entire tub and shower scoured! This is the first product that cut through the residue and streaky marks that other products leave behind on the tub floor and walls...can't say enough good things about it ;)
Back in the kitchen I finished the oven and under the hood (you know the part that lifts up so that you can clean under the burners ;)
After scrubbing both areas (really hard for the bottom of the oven ;) I rinsed off all of the paste with warm water. Then put the door back on followed up with the Basic H2® Degreaser to remove and remaining paste and for a final shine.
Look Ma! Ain't she pretty? Just like new...so much so that I wouldn't let DH use it...so he had a bowl of cereal for din din ;)
So a few weeks after Toni cleaned her oven she decided it was time to Organize Under Her Kitchen Sink! Which...you all know me...was very exciting for me :) AND since receiving my Get Clean® Healthy Home Pack I was inspired to do the same. First I mixed my Basic H2® according to the instructions and was surprised at how little it takes to mix up the Degreaser, the Window Cleaner and the All-Purpose Cleaner.
Folks...we are talking about 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of the Basic H2® to 2 cups of water...seriously! At that rate it will take me ten years to use up this basic bottle while cleaning the Love Shack...lol
Now I've purged all of my extraneous cleaning products that I've been lugging around for years...so many because I kept trying different, stronger ones that I thought would do the job. That and, the fact that, you needed a different type of cleaner for just about every surface in your home...NOT ANYMORE!
AND look at how clean under my sink looks...perhaps not as pretty as Toni's with her very pretty green shelf liner...but simple and clean works for me...
Shaklee Get Clean® Healthy Home Pack on the right in my rubbermaid pull out bin for easy access...
Next to the Shaklee supplies is a small tool box that we keep handy for quick fixes around the house (the big tools are out back in the shed ;) and next to that are two stacking drawers that hold sponges, scrubbers and dishwasher detergent tabs. Then to the far left is an IKEA stacked bin that also slides out for easy access...on which I store miscellaneous cleaning products like hand soaps and lotions; dusting supplies and misc. fabric and carpet cleaning items.
Well, there you have it...I know I was like the Energizer Bunny today...but that is how I roll when I clean ;) You will too once your try these Shaklee Products! Be sure to hop on over and say hello to Toni at her blog, A bowl full of lemons and tell her that Roberta sentcha!
So tell me...what turns you into one scouring fool?