Pinterest Moms You Can Suck It!

I’m going to make a clarification here….I do check out Pinterest when I need ideas for many different things.  But I’m done looking for cleaning solutions.

I’ve read at least a dozen different ways to clean the glass on the inside of my oven.  NONE of them work!! NONE!

I feel that there should be a requirement of a video posted with a cleaning solution.  I feel this way because I think that many people just use a photo of a brand new fill in the blank as their “after” photo so that others believe their way of doing things really works.  I want video proof of them actually doing the work and the before and after.

Why?  Here’s what I went through in about an hour and a half a few weeks ago….

This is what the oven door looked like when I started:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most recent Pin I read said to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and it would sparkle like the top of the Chrysler Building.  Oh they lied…boy did they lie!

This is what my oven door looked like after 20 minutes of scrubbing it with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I figured since I was already in cleaning mode let’s try another idea from Pinterest.  So I got out the baking soda and vinegar.  Made a paste and let it sit on the glass for a bit. Then I used a regular sponge to take the grime off.  Here’s how it looked after that.  Not anything near clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I’m at a loss and have no clue how to get this door looking remotely clean again.

So I get out the Easy Off Oven Cleaner.  It works wonders on my stainless stove top so why not give it a whirl?  Here’s the look after attempt number three.  Still not sparkly like a unicorn, but it’s definitely an improvement.  I can see a reflection in it!  We are getting there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this point I’m at my wits end and cursing the man (it HAS to be a man!) who invented Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I decide to go old school and get out a razor blade.  Yup, it’s come down to this inch and a half little piece of metal to clean my oven door.

Guess what?  It worked!  Now I’m not sure if it’s because I had already loosened up the grime with my three previous options, but my oven door now looks amazing.  Notice I didn’t say new, but amazing.  I’ll take amazing after working on it for over an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But still, Pinterest…you need to require proof so I don’t go spending an hour and a half using three methods to clean something!

Here are the weapons I used to attack this oven door.  Geez!

 

Artkive

I love it when the girls come home from daycare and school and can’t wait to show me their latest artwork.  We talk about it and then it sits on the island in the kitchen until I sort through it.  I keep every item that is made with hand prints.  I just think they are adorable and it’s a way to capture their growth over the years in a cute way.  I also keep all holiday decorations to use over the years.

It’s the everything-other-than-hand-print papers that are the issue.  Truth be told…these papers wind up in the recycle bin buried under newspapers.  There have been times I’ve felt guilty about putting their creations there but there is just no way we have the space to keep every paper that comes into the house.

This morning I couldn’t sleep so I was checking out Pinterest and I found this wonderful app for my iPhone from Artkive.  (It will be available for Android in September!)

Artkive allows you to photograph your child’s artwork with your smart phone.  Then when you’re ready you can create a coffee table book of their creations.  Once you set up your account you can add each child and you can create a book for each one.  Brilliant!

With a new school year about to start I’m VERY excited to have this app.  If you’re interested go to Artkive now as the app is FREE.  I don’t know how long it will be until you have to pay for it so check it out now!