Tips to Clean up the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Fiasco

Best laid plans gone wrong… *sigh*

It’s Thanksgiving, the turkey is roasting in the oven, the potatoes are cooking in the crocks, the green bean casserole is ready to go in the oven, the rolls are prepared, the pumpkin pie is ready to bake as well.  The oven is limited in space as the turkey is a mere 22 pounds.

I set my beautiful pies into the oven, on the bottom shelf, start to slide the shelf in and *****SPLASH***** the liquid pie mix splashes all over the oven. Half the mix goes into the oven (out of the pie shells) and the house begins to fill with smoke!

So, the exhaust fan went on “super” setting the pies and the silicone mat in the oven came out to clean up.  I wiped up what I could from the oven door and closed up the appliance so everything else could finish cooking…  The day after, here are the results!

Pie Mess 1

Here is what my lovely oven looked like the day after.

Pie mess pan

Pan from under the pie… UGG

So I got out my tools.  Basic H2 diluted and Scour Off.

Pie Mess Clean up

I started by scraping up the solid pieces that weren’t attached and scooped them onto a piece of paper.  Then I sprayed the degreaser strength Basic H onto the oven floor and simply wiped it up with a fiber-cloth towel.  Only a bit of crusty stuff remained.

Pie Mess H2 Only

I then use the Scour Off with water to complete the task.  This amazing product is a sweet smelling cleaning paste. (Safe for my glass top stove too.)  Smear a bit of the paste on, spread it out with your cleaning cloth and add plenty of water.  I let it sit for a bit, then using a circular motion with my cloth I begin rubbing the stained spots.

Pie Mess cleaning pan

Finally, I rinse it all down with a wet cloth and it is done!  Best part is, I have company coming over in 10 minutes to watch Purdue and IU try to lose to each other and my house isn’t filled with stinky fumes, I’m not gagging and don’t need to reach for my asthma medication, my daughter can play and run around and all are safe while my oven is like new inside!

Pie mess cleaned

Pie mess pan cleaned

These are the amazing products I discovered when CLB was born, 7 1/2 years ago and have continued to use.  A bottle of H2 lasts me 3+ years and the Scour Off lasts me years as well – making them very affordable options and saving me TONS of cash at the grocery store. I started with the Get Clean Kit – $99 for $3400 worth of cleaners!

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