When determining what I want to cook there are several things that I think about before-hand!
Of course what sounds good to Brent and myself is pretty important. I then try to determine how much time I will have to cook that day. As for time, there is more involved than just how long it takes to cook, right? It’s the getting all the ingredients together and then prepping that I also try to incorporate into my time-frame.
Something else that always comes to mind is whether or not I want to do with that much clean-up. How much clean-up will there be? How many dishes will I use? Will it be a messy process? Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks about these things. I don’t consider it lazy, but I just consider my time precious 🙂 Silly, maybe, but life is moving fast right now, and though I love to eat and enjoy cooking, it can’t be something that I always make a top priority in the time category. Of course it’s a priority to feed my family yummy meals, but I want to spend more time eating them than I do cleaning up after them. I can deal with taking some time to cook, if I have the time, but the clean-up can deter me from the cooking.
I’ve mastered cleaning the dishes: dishwasher. We lived in a house for about five years with a dishwasher that basically didn’t work. I washed everything by hand. I still wash the kids’ things by hand, but other than pans and a few glasses, our current dishwasher does a pretty good job.
The stove is relatively easy to clean, although ours is quite old so I’m sure it’s just aging more so than getting dirty.
The oven seems to cause me more issues in the clean-up area.
I follow recipes, but not always to the T. Sometimes I use a different since dish and sometimes I add a little extra butter. Sometimes I double the recipe because I think something might make good leftovers. I’ve determined it’s pretty inevitable for the oven not to get dirty.
I can’t count the number of dishes I’ve made where something leaked out into the oven. It splatters up and it drips down; it gives the entire house a not-so delicious smell.
I feel like meat does the splattering and pies, quiches and anything in a shallow dish drips. I love quiches, but sometimes it does rise and drip. Pies have fillings that bubble up and drip down. If you don’t clean these drips pretty quickly, they stick. How can you clean them quickly, though, because your oven is HOT, right? So, you go on about your way and maybe think about the spills the next time you turn your oven on and smell the reminisce of your previous meal.
So, although every last bite of this gluten free quiche was eaten, it did have clean up that I couldn’t do right away.
This quiche recipe is the one I shared HERE. This time, I just used onion instead of parsley and leeks. I LOVE this quiche and I love that there is a delicious gluten free crust.
Although if you use an oven, I’m certain you know what I’m talking about, but to give example I put a piece of foil under my quiche. I didn’t want to deal with it dripping to the bottom. Sure, I could use a cookie sheet under it, but if it splattered out the top, that wouldn’t really help things.
There are two decent since drips onto the foil and since it’s a very hot temperature, they dry quickly.
These would have stayed on the bottom of my oven and probably built up over the week with others. Then, come the weekend I need to take the time to clean my oven out, and it’s not often just a quick walk in the park. Woof.
So, when I heard about LG’s new EasyClean™ Double Oven Range, I added it to my list. It’s definitely on the list of things that can make my life easier by saving me some time. They wanted to hear about my favorite recipe that made a mess in the oven and to tell you the truth, there are many! So their new oven basically makes it simple for one to clean their oven.
According to LG:
All LG double oven ranges provide a quick and convenient way to clean your oven, while still being able to use the conventional self-clean method. EasyClean works in three simple steps. Spray the oven interior with water, press the EasyClean button, then in just 20 minutes, wipe away any residual bits of grime*. No chemicals or high heat needed to keep your oven sparkling clean.
To learn more about LG EasyClean click here.
Everyone needs a little easy cleaning in their life, yes?
Now it’s your turn to tell me – what is YOUR favorite recipe that leaves your oven messy? Let me know in the comments for your chance to win your own LG EasyClean™ Double Oven Range!
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