What's Under Your Stove?
When was the last time you cleaned under your stove?
One of the MOST Scariest Places in your Home
Under the Stove
One of the LEAST Favorite Chore in the House
Cleaning under the Stove
Cleaning the kitchen floor is a chore in itself, but cleaning under your stove can be scary - very scary. Just thinking about it is probably making you frown right now, as it should. You've been neglecting cleaning under the stove for far to long, "next time" you say to yourself, but next time never comes.
It's not like you don't EVER clean under your stove (I hope), probably just not as much as you should. The truth is that around my house, it probably gets cleaned once a year, maybe twice, but that's it. It should be done WAY more than that, I know, it's just that it's such a chore to drag out the stove.
Be EXTREMLY Careful pulling out the Stove
Gas Lines & Electrical Cords
Use caution when pulling out the stove
Slowly pull out the stove when attempting to clean under it
Be aware and use good common sense, don't go yanking the stove out, take your time and use caution.
If you ever find yourself pulling out a gas stove, it be helpful if you've done something like this before with someone else who has experience. Make sure you're NOT smoking or have any of the burners on. Just make sure that there are NO flames when pulling out the gas stove.
If something were to happen, for example, you accidentally pinch the gas line and gas begins to leak. DON'T PANIC!!! Shit happens. Just turn the gas off by turning the lever that's on the gas pipe sticking out of the kitchen floor & immediately call the gas company. If need be - call 911.
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What was Under my Stove
Had to be Done
The Day was Today to Clean Under my Stove
October 1, 2012
It had to get done, so I got out the cleaning products and went to work.
I have to admit, I wasn't looking forward to cleaning under the stove, but enough was enough. I had put this off for far too long.
I took a flashlight and looked between the wall and the stove, all I saw was black - my kitchen floor is beige. It's been maybe a year (maybe two years) since I last pulled the stove out and cleaned underneath it. I glanced over at the wall and the side of the stove and noticed that there was crud stuck here and there all over the place - gross.
It was soon after, I promised myself that I'd take care of it. I was going to clean under the stove ASAP, but a month and a half went by when I finally decided to take care of it; today was the day.
It was just as I expected - disgusting. Shattered glass, a broken cigarette, bits of food, all covered with dust, dirt and grime. I first swept everything up, Holy Cow! There was a thick layer of dust.
It took about a total of 20 minutes to carefully pull the stove out, clean everything and put the stove back.