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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will deep clean the exterior of a stove/oven.



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  - Clean and Green Homemade Cleaners







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - deep clean the exterior of the stove/oven
      - including pulling it out
      - including removing and cleaning under the knobs

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven
   - an action shot of oven during cleaning of the exterior of the stove/oven
   - an action shot of the oven pulled out and cleaning
   - an after picture of clean exterior of the stove/oven
   - a description of any cleaners used
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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I am cleaning an exterior of an oven, and also cleaning the interior of an oven, but we're only talking about the exterior right now.  I used baking soda, water, and vinegar.

Here are some grunge fashion shots of the dirty oven.











Some of this stuff isn't even mine.



Ok, ok, my eyes!  Let's clean this up.







Aaaaand now we're clean again.

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I certify this BB complete!

 
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Here is my submission for the Nest - Sand - Alice - Deep Clean the Exterior of a Stove/Oven BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided a 2-minute video of:
  - the dirty exterior of the stove/oven
  - an action shot of oven during cleaning (scrubbing the glass top of the stove/oven)
  - the oven pulled out - before, action, and after images of cleaning the area behind and under
  - an after picture of clean exterior of the stove/oven
  - two photos showing usual cleaner and cleaners used for this BB

The usual glass top cleaner is EarthBright - a biodegradable cleaner
Today's cleaners: hydrogen peroxide and baking soda mixed together into a paste and a scrubby sponge

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Here is my submission for deep cleaning the stove. Everything was wiped down with soapy water (using the unscented company biodegradable dish soap) to get the dirt and oily bits off. I used warm water on a damp cloth to polish everything up afterwards. I used a razor to scrape the burnt bits off the stove top.
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The top before being cleaned
The top before being cleaned
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The cooking surface before being cleaned
The cooking surface before being cleaned
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The front before being cleaned
The front before being cleaned
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Pulled out, before being cleaned
Pulled out, before being cleaned
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The knobs removed while cleaning
The knobs removed while cleaning
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Finishing up with warm water
Finishing up with warm water
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The top nice and clean
The top nice and clean
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The cooking surface all cleaned up
The cooking surface all cleaned up
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The front all nice and clean
The front all nice and clean
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The back cleaned up before being moved back
The back cleaned up before being moved back
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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I didn’t even know if I could access the back and sides of the oven - neither did my landlord, or the previous tenets. What I discovered, was pretty gross. Oh joy, I was now going to clean someone else’s filth as well as my own.

My weapons of choice:

1) Natural sponge with scrubber - the one I use for dishes which at the end of the season would be rinsed and composted
2) Dish cloth
3) Dustpan and brush
4) Tooth brush
5) Lodge pot scraper
6) Curved bristle brush
7) Bucket with hot water and Castile soap
8) Lots of Baking Soda
9) Soft drying cloths

Here are the steps I took shown in pictures:
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The enclosure
The enclosure
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The three enclosed sides
The three enclosed sides
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Cleaning the hob plates and burners
Cleaning the hob plates and burners
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Cleaning the front and drip tray
Cleaning the front and drip tray
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Was making birthday chocolates today and spilled some down between the oven and the benchtop. When I pulled out the oven to make sure it didn't drip onto the unsealed MDF, I noticed the sides were in a bit of a state. We last pulled out the oven and cleaned the exterior about a year ago, but it seems like that's not quite often enough! Gave everything a good scrub with baking soda and used 600grit on the top to take out some scratch marks and polish it up. Looks very shiny now, and loads better!

To get everything shiny, I used:
* A butter knife to get off the big stuff and work into seams
* Baking soda and an abrasive pad to scrub the surfaces
* A wet rag to clean off the baking soda
* A second (dry) rag to wipe up
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Side of oven before, during, and after cleaning
Side of oven before, during, and after cleaning
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Behind oven before and after
Behind oven before and after
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Front of oven before and after
Front of oven before and after
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Hobs before and after cleaning and polishing the stainless steel
Hobs before and after cleaning and polishing the stainless steel
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For this BB, I pulled out my oven and went to work. I used the general purpose cleaner from another BB (water, lemon juice, white vinegar). I scrubbed with a sponge and metal wire ball.
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a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (TOP)
a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (TOP)
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a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (TOP)
a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (TOP)
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a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (LEFT)
a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (LEFT)
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a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (RIGHT)
a before picture of the dirty exterior of the stove/oven (RIGHT)
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an action shot of oven during cleaning of the exterior of the stove/oven (TOP)
an action shot of oven during cleaning of the exterior of the stove/oven (TOP)
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an action shot of oven during cleaning of the exterior of the stove/oven (KNOBS)
an action shot of oven during cleaning of the exterior of the stove/oven (KNOBS)
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an action shot of the oven pulled out and cleaning (BEHIND)
an action shot of the oven pulled out and cleaning (BEHIND)
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an action shot of the oven pulled out and cleaning (RIGHT)
an action shot of the oven pulled out and cleaning (RIGHT)
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an action shot of oven during cleaning of the exterior of the stove/oven (KNOBS)
an action shot of oven during cleaning of the exterior of the stove/oven (KNOBS)
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clean oven surface (TOP)
clean oven surface (TOP)
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clean oven side (RIGHT)
clean oven side (RIGHT)
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clean oven side (LEFT)
clean oven side (LEFT)
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clean oven reinstalled (KNOBS)
clean oven reinstalled (KNOBS)
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I apologize for the light in my kitchen, it is atrocious. post-cleaning back in place
I apologize for the light in my kitchen, it is atrocious. post-cleaning back in place
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Clean outside oven
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Clean outside
Clean outside
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Clean top
Clean top
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Ugh!
Ugh!
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Note: No pictures of cleaning process, no explanation of process or cleaner used, doesn't look clean

 
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I cleaned my oven today. I started by using just hot water and a cloth, but quickly realised that it wasn't enough to remove the stains on the back of the oven. Therefore, I mixed together warm water, some lemon juice, baking soda and a little bit of vinegar. As the marks were persistent on the back, I had to use a metal scrubber.
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Using a metal scrubber and the mixture described above
Using a metal scrubber and the mixture described above
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I cleaned the outside of the oven with the same baking soda paste that I used for the inside. I left it on for 20 min then wiped clean with paper towels. I wiped it one last time with a damp microfiber cloth. I also pulled it out, vacuumed and mopped. It's so much cleaner now!
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before
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before
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cleaning with the paste
cleaning with the paste
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pulled out and cleaning sides
pulled out and cleaning sides
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before - floor underneath
before - floor underneath
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vacuuming
vacuuming
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after
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after
after
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