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Step 8: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

I hope this Instructable has been helpful.  I am sure there are easier ways to clean messy jobs like this using harsh chemicals but I am making an effort to use safer products around my home.  I clean more often and have less build up.  I have found that the oil base cleaners for grease work very good.  They work great on top of the refrigerator where it gets that sticky gunk on top.  I usually clean mine weekly but I know some people do not have time to do that.  I suggest placing wax paper on top of refrigerators to save you all the work of cleaning them.  It helps a lot.  As you can see,  cleaning the stove parts made marks in my old porcelain sink.  My next Instructable will be How to clean it.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!
Sunshiine 
<p>My cooktop has an exhaust vent that has a lot of gunk in the bottom and the side walls. I'm gonna try this today and hope for the best. Thank you for your post, it's sure given me hope that I can clean it.</p>
Hi. Any idea how to clean built up grease on a window screen? I keep a fan in the kitchen window, blowing out so my whole place doesn't smell of cooking. I was thinking easy off. Not sure tho. Any ideas?
I don't think I would use oven cleaner. It could melt the screen if it is plastic mesh or if it is metal it could discolor it. I am fairly sure you could use cooking oil, lemon oil, or Palmolive Oxy power decreaser. I have never tried this method but if I had a greasy window screen this is what I would try, but can't say it would not damage the screen or if it works but with my experience I would take the risk and be surprised if it failed. You never know through. Please let me know if you try it. <br> <br>I would spread a generous amount of oil over the screen on both sides and let it set for a while, then I would rinse it thoroughly, then clean it with a very good cleanser or degreaser. If it does not have any wood around it, and if it would fit in a dishwasher I would run it through the pots and pans cycle if you have one. <br>I hope this helps, and thanks so much for asking and do have a splendorous day! <br>Sunshiine
<p>Any tips on preventing grease splatter and buildup on the oven ceiling. Any thoughts on making an aluminum foil cage?</p>
<p>Oh wouldn't it be great to not have to clean that! Sorry I have not created a way yet but maybe someday! Someone should design an oven ceiling plate that is re-movable. Thanks for commenting and do have a splendorous day! </p><p>sunshiine </p>
My stovetop is calling your name! ;-D
If I lived nextdoor I would be hearing my name called and your stove top would be smiling!<br>Sunshiine
As always a good instructable with lots of new ideas for me to try out.
Thanks dear sis for your support! Have a sunshiiny day! <br>Sunshiine
Great suggestions sunshiine. I like the lemon oil. Actually using just lemon juice works really well as a degreaser. And if you save your lemon halves (after juicing them), and use them with some baking soda, you can pretty much eliminate the paper towels on the really gross stuff. ;)<br><br>oh btw, I saw your note about the sink. I look forward to the next one! ;)
Thanks canucksgirl! I will have to remember that about lemons and give it a try. I am always experimenting.

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