01 April 2008


The oven is clean. Well, half-clean. It's still old, unreliable, and its door doesn't shut properly. My husband says he will buy me a new one (aww!) when we get our kitchen "done up". But hey, at least it's half-clean!

I used a product I hadn't used before called 'Easy-Off Oven'. It must be related to 'Easy-Off Bam', which is a cleaning product with the silliest name I've ever heard but with an advertising catch-cry I will never forget:

BAM! And the dirt is gone!

I was really hoping that 'Easy-Off Oven' would work in a similar fashion:

BAM! And the oven is gone!

But alas. The oven is still there.


mommastantrum said...

When you find the cleaner that makes the oven disappear please make sure you post it!! I need to make my P.O.S. disappear somewhere and get one that cooks reliably!

I am glad that you got the oven clean though...plastic is no fun to get out of the oven. Have you thought about putting a lock on the door? We have one on the dishwasher and the oven door because Toddler likes to climb into cramped places and hide (think that Christmas Story movie, the little brother that hid in the cupboards) so we had to nip that in the bud early. It has also reduced the number of items I have lost due to fire.

You could also ask for a oven for Mother's day. I always ask for something that a mom would need that day, that way I know Hubs will buy it for me...and then I can get something that will get used and used and used.

Good luck...and DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE!!

Anonymous said...

Hi mommastantrum! I've read your blog before - makes me laugh and cry.

I agree - locks on the oven, dishwasher, pantry, fridge, freezer and every gosh darn cupboard in the house make life annoying but LESS MESSY.

Unless you have an older child who opens the "childproof" latches for the younger child.

Perhaps an easier solution is to shackle our toddlers to a length of chain, making sure they have shade and a bowl of water.

from Crazy Sister

Anonymous said...

I've always thought that my approach to dog care would probably work for kids. However some things (like leaving the dog in the backyard with water and a bone when we went down for Smoochy Girl's party on Sunday) may increase the likelihood of our hypothetical kids being removed from our care.

Has anyone accidently used dog commands on their kids to the horror of a poor, unassociated audience? I can really see myself doing this when frazzled.


Givinya De Elba said...

Oh yes, dog training techniques are frequently applied to our kids, which is okay except when you use a dog training voice.

mommastantrum said...

I have called Toddler the dog's name on SEVERAL occasions.

Sleep deprivation does that to you.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the dog training voice??!!! I reckon a well placed SIIIITTTT!!! of sufficient volume and ferocity might be just the thing to exact immediate obedience. (In fact, didn't you blog about an over-the-top command on the trampoline?)