Finally Getting Courage to Do Something I Should Have Done 5 Years Ago
There's something I've had in my kitchen ever since moving in 5 years ago. It's nothing like I've ever seen before. I didn't know what to do with it. And to be honest, I was quite afraid of it. I'm talking about...my self-cleaning oven.
The last few times I've used the oven, mainly for baking frozen pizzas, the house stunk up. It was becoming clear that 5 years of accumulated gunk in there would have to be removed. Every day I'd notice the button on the oven that says "Clean," but I'd never actually pushed it.
I had heard that these magic ovens clean by getting to a ridiculously high temperature. Something about the appliance heating to about 900 degrees made me uncomfortable. I admit, I was afraid it would explode and burn my house down. Is that an irrational fear? Probably.
But over the weekend, I got the courage to push the button and I'm happy to report the house did not burn down. Even better, the oven's insides look better than ever so I won't have to smell charred cheese and drippings any longer! I'm happy with the result and proud of myself that I took the risk and pushed the "Clean" button.
To my surprise, several friends shared similar stories about having some anxiety about their self-cleaning oven. One pal hasn't used the self-clean feature in 10 years! So I'm curious...Have you been reluctant to use your self-cleaning oven? Have you NEVER used it because, like me, you were a bit uncomfortable and/or nervous?