If you are cooking for the holidays, I want some. Send me a care package.

We always complain that we eat too much but it does happen only once per year (that’s the real reason LuluLemon pants exist).  And you know you’ve pinned like 2,398,439 recipes that you want to try and show up your sister-in-law this year.  But here’s the catch: something may bubble over or not work as planned.  Maybe you got distracted, maybe you didn’t know the recipe or maybe you should stick to your day job.  Either way, instead of shouting various swears in the oven’s direction, use this very quick and easy tip to catch any spills that happen in your oven.

Here’s all you need to do!

  • Take a handful of table salt and throw it over the hot bubbly mess (this works for self-cleaning and non-self cleaning ovens).
  • You should do this when the spill is fresh (being careful not to burn your arm of course).
  • Let your food continue cooking and take it out when the time is up.
  • Once the oven cools, the spill will easily move off the floor of the oven, the salt prevents it from sticking!

Such an easy solution for a potentially smelly, smokey error.

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  1. What about the inside of the oven on a regular basis? I moved into a new home a few months ago and the previous tenants never cleaned the oven so it’s pretty gross. (The glass stove top I got clean using your glass stove top video, a little extra baking soda, and a lot of elbow grease. I wish I had taken a before and after picture for you) Now I cook all the time so a clean oven is very important to me, but this task has been an extremely daunting one for me to start due to the state it was in when I got here. So my question is do you have any quick and easy tips or tricks for getting the inside of my oven looking like (almost) new again?

  2. This article should be must know. And it is new idea for others. Usually the remedies for staining are baking soda and vinegar. This is knew for me. Thank you for this. I must try this.


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