Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Helpful How-To: Putting Some Elbow Behind my Degreasing

It's been a little over a month since we moved into our little rental.

And life is good.

Not perfect, perhaps, but good.

But there are things that come with living in a rental that are never quite what you imagined them to be.

And one of them just happens to be cleaning up someone else's messes.

Not that I enjoy it, just that it came with this territory.

And today, of all days, I could take it no more.

Mostly because the grossness was getting to me.

Let me explain.

In our little rental kitchen, we have a little rental stove top.

And above that is a little rental vent hood.

From 1972.

But whatever.

It's fine from this angle.

But get a little closer and you might notice a dirty little secret this vent hood was trying to hide.

That's grease.

Underneath my vent hood.

Let's zoom out, shall we?

And that's AFTER I scrubbed it for a good 20 minutes.

It's disgusting.

But then I remembered a little something my momma told me.

Not to mention a commercial or two about Dawn dishwashing detergent getting the grease off of pretty much anything.

So I thought I would give it my best shot.

And literally, a couple scrubs and the grease melted away.

Lesson learned?

Sticky, greasy, hot messes really can be cleaned with just a little help from this magical substance.

The helpful how-to here???

Learn from my mistake.

Start out using it.

Don't wait until you are 20 minutes in with a ginormous preggo back ache!!!

Not that you would have a preggo back ache, but still....

1 comment:

SusanK said...

Thank you my dear!!! I just searched for this blog because I remember seeing it a while ago. I am moving into a home that was built in 1965 and the 1 owner was not a huge fan of cleaning :) I have GOT to clean the vent hood and wa la! I remembered you had a post about it. Will use Dawn, on the first time :) but just to make you feel better the vent hood you had looks AMAZING compared to the one in the new house :)