Making the Most of Homemaking Tips shared by Older Titus 2 Women
No, I never had to clean a stove like this.
- However, I did grow up without hot running water.
- My Dad always said we had running water – we just had to run to the well and pumped it!
- We had a wood stove in the kitchen that had a reservoir for water.
- It was our only source of hot water besides heating it on a 2 burner gas stove in a copper pan like I use to hold firewood today.
- Needless to say, you did not want to be the one who forgot to put water into the reservoir.
A Real Stove
- Cleaning my first oven was an experience I’ll not soon forget.
- This was not something my mother had taught me.
- The fumes from the spray oven cleaner were terrible.
- I spent hours scrubbing all the spokes on the racks.
- I remember thinking that was not an experience I wanted to repeat anytime soon.
Thankfully there was an older Titus 2 lady in my life who stepped in and showed me how to clean an oven safely and more easily.
- We didn’t use the spray can of stuff, but more natural cleaners.
- She said cleaning it more often would actually mean less work over all.
- Also wipe up spills as they happen rather than let them bake on.
- Line the bottom with heavy duty foil that can easily be replaced.
- And most importantly taught me how to clean those oven racks.
- She soaked them for several hours or over night in her laundry tub with some de-greaser and laundry soap.
- The last few baked on areas came off with a little elbow grease and I had clean racks with a lot less work.
- Eventually I graduated to a used self-cleaning oven.
- I was really excited to use this feature that would eliminate all my work.
- Problem was I didn’t know you had to remove the racks or the shinny coating would all turn a dark ugly grey.
- It was a real step up and did make oven cleaning much easier; but I lived with those ugly racks for many years.
My first new oven ever
- Yup! I finally got my first new oven.
- It’s all shinny – even the racks.
- You can bet they go in the laundry sink to soak during the oven cleaning.
This is part three of a series on homemaking tips that older women have shared with me. They will also contain some homemaking tips shared by me, since I’m well on my way to being an older woman.
“…and so train the young women to love their husbands and children,” Titus 2:4
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