Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:09:37 GMT
Johnny Magee defeated Omeria Scott Tuesday evening in a run-off to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Laurel.Magee, a city councilman, carried 54% with 1,857 votes. Scott a state representativeMore >>
Johnny Magee defeated Omeria Scott Tuesday evening in a run-off to win the Democratic nomination for mayor of Laurel.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:05:09 GMT
Two elementary students are injured after an inflatable slide the size of a small building collapsed and toppled over at the Hawkins Elementary annual field day. Students tried to escape after the inflatable collapsed,More >>
Two elementary students were taken to a local hospital Tuesday after an inflatable slide the size of a small building collapsed and toppled over at the Hawkins Elementary Annual Field Day.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:28 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:28:08 GMT
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.Jimmy plays in the 9-10 year old little league in Petal, andMore >>
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:10:01 GMT
Over 600,000 Mississippians on Medicaid are at risk of losing their health benefits if the legislature doesn't reauthorize Medicaid by July 1st. House democratic leader Bobby Moak says Governor BryantMore >>
Over 600,000 Mississippians on Medicaid are at risk of losing their health benefits if the legislature doesn't reauthorize Medicaid by July 1st. More >>
In my experience, cleaning the oven is a hideous job. The hideousness comes in the form of removing all traces of toxic oven cleaner from the oven. Scrubbing the roasted on black-brown chicken grease off of the oven walls is not so hard. It comes off with oven cleaner and a scrub pad. It's getting all the traces of the whole affair off out of the oven, so that it's actually safe to cook food in, that is life-sucking misery.
Now a word to the wise: Seattle Public Utilities, a resource for Seattle plumbers and homeowners, advises not to use an oven cleaner in a self-cleaning oven. I am writing specifically about cleaning an oven that does not self-clean. This should go without saying, but wear gloves, long sleeves that you don't mind ruining, and some kind of face protection. Be sure to ventilate the kitchen well when working with oven cleaner.
First of all, don't forget the broiler. If you have a broiler underneath your main oven, know that all of the waste water from your cleaning effort is going to drain down into it. Best advice: Save the broiler for last, but remember that it is there. Also remember to clean up the floor underneath the oven, where inevitably a puddle will form, in order to avoid a call to a tile contractor to regrout the kitchen floor. Also, remove the racks and clean them in the bath tub, or outside if you have a yard.
An oven cleaning expert I know, a working mother of six grown kids, gifted me with this advice: Open the kitchen window, and spray the oven with oven cleaner before you go to work. Let the nasty oven cleaner work its magic and hopefully off-gas all day while you are not home to suffer. Then come home and scrub all the gunk off at the end of the day.
Now, do yourself a favor and do not make the mistake that I made several times (before I knew better). Wiping off the loosened gunk after it has been soaked by oven cleaner with a scrub pad and a bucket of water is not good. It is not good at all. You will never be able to remove the residue of the oven cleaner that way. If you cook in an oven that has been cleaned in the manner that I just described, your food will taste like oven cleaner. I know this from experience.
What you need is two spray bottles. Fill one with water, and one with a vinegar and water solution. You also need either a stack of clean dishrags, or a couple rolls of strong paper towels. It helps to spray the sides of the oven down with water before you scrub with a tough scrubbing sponge or nylon-bristled brush. After you've scrubbed, wipe off the gunk with your towels. There will be greyish puddles of nastiness on your oven's floor. Wipe those up, too.
Next, you're going to spray the whole things down again with vinegar and water solution. The purpose of this is to remove the residue of the oven cleaner. Go bonkers. You might need to do it twice. If you turn on your oven and it does not smell like oven cleaner, you've accomplished your mission.