My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

WFMW: Foil that stove!

I'm not a big cooker, so most of our meals are easy and quick. Dinner is not a major event in our house, and thanks to the simplicity of the recipes I rarely make a mess on the stove. But somehow, it's just inevitable. Whenever oil is involved, things just tend to just splatter everywhere. And of course, my lack of coordination when it comes to cooking instruments probably has something to do with it.

I make a serious attempt to scrub the stove every night, but I'm going to be honest and admit that sometimes I just don't have the energy to or I just plain old forget. Burnt food is near IMPOSSIBLE to get off. But I have the perfect solution: FOIL.

After the last hour-long stove scrubbing, my genius of a husband had the lightbulb idea to cover the entire stove-top with foil. At first I thought it was so wasteful to plaster our entire stove with foil, but then it dawned on me that we're not exactly replacing it on a weekly basis. Actually, we're not even replacing it on a monthly basis. The matter of the fact is that foil is just a whole lot easier to wipe down than the actual stove. And if something is just stuck for the rest of eternity, we'll just replace that particular piece of foil. It's not as wasteful as it sounds...especially when you take into account the hours and chemicals we used to scrub the stove down.


Amanda said...

Great idea! I would love to see a picture of this :)

Blue Castle said...

This sounds neat. I second the request for a picture. :)

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

you can also recycle the aluminum foil, making it even less wasteful! I use foil for a lot of things!!

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