1000's of "pins" later...

by - Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'm kind of a Pinterest addict.

I pin, and I pin, and I pin more.

But I haven't really followed through with much... I did make a chicken stoup (it was supposed to be a creamy soup, but turned more to the consistency of stew... hence stoup) that was pretty awesome, but that's about it.

Until I saw a pin about cleaning the burners and burner pans on a stove.

I had to try it.

It was easy - put burner and pan into a large ziploc along with a "glug" of ammonia... leave overnight and presto!

As a side... it's really hard to find ammonia.  Finally got some at Canadian Tire for $2.00 - and it was even lemon scented (which really doesn't mean much since that stuff stinks!).


The before pictures (please don't hate me because I had disgusting burner pans, I purposely didn't clean them out once I saw the idea online)...

And the after pictures (do you see the gleam off of the small burner pan there??? You could eat off that baby!)...
A couple of hints... make sure you leave the burners and burner pans in overnight - trust me, you'll start to see the ammonia turning black in minutes, but let them soak overnight to get rid of the really cooked on stuff.  Also - make sure you really rinse your burners after so your first cooking experience doesn't make your house smell funky (it wasn't a chemical smell - it was just... odd).

Do you have any pinterest ideas you've been itching to try, and haven't?

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  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    There are a lot of crafty pins that I've been meaning to do, but haven't gotten around too yet... maybe one day in the summer after exams.

  2. shut up!thats interesting! however, i have a gas stove, so i am jealous!

  3. OMG- I love your pinterest stuff - LOVE IT!

    I could spend all day on that site - more than a year I've been waiting for an account - so I will live vicariously through you until I get an account....

    xo - thanks for sharing the stove technique