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    If you cover the plates under the burners on the stove-top with foil, it will be easier to just change the foil occasionally when dirty rather than try to scrub the plates themselves.
    Use baking soda to put out grease fires.


    Coat the wall behind the stove with furniture polish. It will make it easier to wipe clean.


    To avoid food splatters, sprinkle a little salt in the pan or cover it with an upside down colander. Make sure also that the heat isn't too high.

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    If you sprinkle a layer of baking soda at the bottom of your oven, it will absorb all spills. When it comes time to clean out the oven, all you need to do is vaccuum it out- no nasty oven cleaner necessary!

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    Those are great tips. I'm looking at buying new drip pans for the stove. My husband said to cover them in foil. He also just cleaned the oven. It looks great. I'll have to try the baking soda idea. Just one question, does the baking soda smell or smoke when it gets hot? Ok, never mind, use baking soda to put out grease fires. I guess that answers my question. I never thought about furniture polish either.

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    Jettsmom, it doesn't smell or anything. When stuff drips on it, it will turn a tan color- but no fires I just vaccuum out the oven, then afterwards wipe it down with a damp cloth.

    It does work great for the bottom of the oven, but doesn't do much for the walls- but atleast they don't get as nasty as the bottom.

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    Another tip for the foil, if you have an electric stove, the foil will make your burners more efficient, you shouldn't have to turn the burner as high because of the reflection from the foil.

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    For those who haven't put furniture polish on the walls and need to clean it but can't..I found some Orange Glo cleaning product under my sink ( MIL gave to me) and it worked GREAT I still had to use elbow grease, but at least those darn spots CAME OUT!! My goodness I'd tried everything and this is the first thing that's worked..I was wondering though since Orange Glo did that and I am thinking the magic thing is orange oils..is there a way to make that? well I should check out the make it yourself boards

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    Great tips!

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