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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Schmarshmallow Stove

Oh.  My.  Cod.  Would you just look at this mess?!
This is what happens when your mommeh is halping you make shmarshmallows and she starts washing dishes instead of watching the pots of boiling sugars.

 Yes.  Two pots, two burners, two boiled-over disasters.

 About a quarter inch thick.

And look what happened to this poor burner, it is so clogged up wif burnted sugars that it won't even turn on.

 So let the cleaning begin.  First we scraped off as much as we could wif a spoon.  The sugar around that top burner was burnted brown and rock-hard.

 
Euwwwww...

 
Then we spented two hours boiling up waters, carefully pouring it over the yuck, allowing it to melt what it could, then mopping it up, and repeating that process.  Finally we gotted it as clean as possible.

 Then my mommeh wented to Walmart and gotted these thingies, for only $1.97 each.  They obviously will not fix the problem if it ever happens again, but I finks it will halp a little.  At least it is removable and can be dropped in teh sink to soak.

 
Audrey, come see!

 Yes, mommeh, this definitely looks better.  Unfortunately that blackened front burner may be lost.  We tried our bestest to get it all scraped out, but it must be verreh clogged inside.  And now it looks so icky, but it just will not come any cleaner, so I am trying to talk my mommeh into buying burner covers... wif kittehs on them!

17 comments:

  1. When will they ever learn!
    Benny & Lily

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  2. Oooo! that does look nasty, but we are so impressed at how clean you got it!! Good job!!! Would you believe that one time someone who was visiting us made a mistake and put the plastic electric kettle on the glass/halogen stove?? They were really surprised when instead of the water boiling, the plastic started oozing and making a big (BIG) stink...that was also hard to clean off...and hot water did not help!! You did a great job getting that looking almost new!! As for the shmarshmallows...how did they turn out? Mom wants to order some...are you back in production?? Purrs and kisses to my lovely Attie - whom, BTW, I have not forgotten...would you believe that I ordered something as part of your Christmas pressie and it didn't ever come so I had to order it again!? Mom also ordered something for Dad from the same place and that didn't come either so just so you know that I'm not makin' this up!! You will get your pressie, but it might not arrive until Valentine's Day at this rate! Soo, soo, sorry M'love!!! Your Mancat, Lolo

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  3. Bless Bess What a Mess! Kudos to your Mom for not crying and carrying on like TW would have. We have burner covers only ours have COWS on them. Can you imagine? COWS! Maybe you can get the gas company to come and look at that front burner.

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  4. I am sure you two helped with the cleaning?
    Job well done, as we can see!

    P:S: We hope the stove is okay?

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  5. Wow what a mess but we were absolutely amazed at how ultra clean you got it -- does that burner still work?

    ♥♥♥
    purrin
    xoxox
    ♥♥♥

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  6. Burner covers with kitties on them sounds like a great idea! Anything that is made to hide human screw-ups should have kitties on them... just to remind them how perfect WE are!

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  7. Nice cleaning job Mom! We feels sad for the yummy schmarshmellows. They should be in my belly instead of all over the stove.

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  8. Oh, dear, that's the kind of thing Jan's getting better at.

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  9. Oh that was a mess!! But it looks much better after some elbow grease!!

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  10. Oh, Attie! That is a bummer! Your mommeh did a pawesome clean up job. Check and see if your stove top lifts up - you might be able to take out the yucky burner to clean it better. Burner covers with kittehs is still a must :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

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  11. OH NO! Our Mommy would have said some VERY bad words. Did yours?

    That burner *should* come off, somehow.

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  12. Oh no! Your mum worked very hard to get it looking so clean again.

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  13. I do not envy you cleaning-try putting a little baking soda and making a paste and letting it sit-you would be surprised the wonders that does.

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  14. Oh noes, what a mess. I bet your mum would not have got it that clean without your supervision, Attie.

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  15. Oh my goodness, that had to have been such a hard mess to clean! Glad it's all fixed up now. It would have been a real shame if the schmarshmallow factory had to close down!

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