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Display Name: finchgal
Member Since: 12/13/09

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I'm a Kitchen-Cure newbie although I've done versions of my own kitchen cures from time to time I'm really looking forward to new tips and tricks that will be offered during the 4 weeks. Perfect timing with the seasons about to change.


| Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
2/18/10 07:51 PM

I just cleaned my mess of an oven with a paste I made using Bon-Ami (a very green cleaner) and water.

I made the paste thick enough (but not too thick) and it actually clung to the roof and sides of the oven with no problem. I spread it on with an old off set cake knife which worked really well for the roof application.

I closed the oven door and let it sit for 2 hours...I periodically sprayed it with water since the layer was getting sort of crusty.

The floor and sides of the oven are like brand new but the roof (which is the messiest) needs another application. I'll probably leave that on overnight.

I am very happy with the results (no fumes!).

I agree with everyone that disagreed with the idea of using ammonia. When I read that suggestion I was shocked!!


How To: Clean Your Oven with Ammonia | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/24/09 06:22 PM

Love the makeover. I'm envious at how nice your cabinet doors looked to begin with tho...my apartment's kitchen doors are much much worse!

I like how you utilized the cabinet over the fridge as a bookshelf for your cookbooks. I collect cookbooks and they were taking over my counter space so I put them on the top of my fridge between two bookends to free up the counter.

I wish I could recreate this look but the hardware on my doors is drilled directly into the front of the cabinet. :(


Before After: An $80 Rental Kitchen Makeover | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
12/13/09 01:38 PM