The stove/oven is usually the most important part of the kitchen. It is where everything happens good and bad. To ensure that, hopefully, only good stuff happens let’s look at some ways to keep it clean and fire free.
1. Always make sure the burners and drip pans on the stove are clean before you use it, you do not want a fire happening while you’re fixing that pan of Mac & Cheese.
2. When cooking a dish that causes a lot of smoke always turn on the vent… Ladies, I don’t think your husband would appreciate a truck full of hot firemen showing up at your house.
3. Before turning on the oven make sure there is nothing on top of the stove. My sister did not do this one time when we were living together and I had to throw away a whole stick of butter.
4. In case of a grease fire, cover with a lid or use baking soda. NEVER, EVER, EVER throw water or flour on a grease fire.
5. Cleaning burner pans – each burner pan sealed in a ziploc bag with just a splash of ammonia poured into each; let stand 24 hours; wipe dry; used a little paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to rub off some last little bits of gunk that needed the tiniest bit of elbow grease to get off.