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 did find house cleaning in Nashua and was very happy with their services. But apart from them, no one else could meet my expectations of cleaning.

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!

I Heart Logitech

I’m not one to sing the praises, online anyway, of a product.  Today I’m making an exception.  For the record, the only keyboards and mouses that we’ve used in the last ten years have been from Logitech.  So I was a fan of their products prior to what happened today.

This week our home office got a bit of a face lift in the form of two new desks.  This is something we’ve been wanting to do since we moved in over three years ago and we finally got around to it.  Well, Bill decided to look for new desks.

Anyway, as a result of all the moving around of things one of the ‘feet’ on my keyboard was broken.  After dealing with it being lopsided all week I decided to call Logitech to see if they could send me a new ‘foot’.  For those smarty pants out there, no I didn’t have the foot propped up, that’s not what caused it to be lopsided.  Surprisingly those ‘feet’ don’t  fold flush against the bottom so when one is missing the keyboard is lopsided.

When my call was answered by Ryan he was very polite and handled everything very efficiently.  He did a quick check and it turns out that my keyboard is no longer made so they can’t send me a new foot.  Instead they are going to send me a completely new keyboard.  He took my name and address as well as my email address and I should have a new keyboard a week from now.  Wow!

I have to say that I’m super impressed all around.  When I get the survey to let the company know how my call was handled I will definitely complete it and sing Ryan’s praises as well as the company’s replacement policy.