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#1 of 6 Old 04-18-2012, 07:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My oven is about an inch away from the cabinets beside it. All kinds of crumbs and drips get in there, and because it's such a tight space I can't get in there with anything! My hand won't even fit. I don't care if it's spotless, but it really needs to be cleaned. Any ideas would be appreciated!

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Rag on a stick.

 

More specifically, a rag made of something thin but thirsty, like a tee shirt or underwear, attached to a yardstick.  Or a very stiff dowel.

 

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Ah, or, you can move your oven out and really clean it once a quarter or so.

 


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Thanks! I definitely can't move it by myself, so maybe I'll get DH to move it for me every few months...but rag on a stick works for me!
 


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My pleasure!  If the mess is super-sticky I recommend boiling water and some lemon, or vinegar on said rag on said stick.  Good luck!

 

 

 


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I pull the oven out.  I am also on the look out for those gap covering thingies to put between the oven and the counter....


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