So the stove….
The ick factor of the stove Tuesday morning cannot be overstated.
I cleaned up the pee. Pulled out the burner pans & burners, scrubbed them with Lysol disinfectant & surface cleaner, scrubbed the stove top and the stove wells with disinfectant then wiped it all down with vinegar & water.
I still felt the ick though so I hit it all again with Clorox kitchen cleaner & another rinse of vinegar & water.
That lasted about 30 minutes before the ick got to me again
It had been cleaned & disinfected but I was thinking it needed more.
So I loaded the burner pans in the dishwasher & ran it on sanitize. Then I scrubbed the burners and the stove with bleach. Lots of bleach. And rinsed again with vinegar & water.
I need to buy more white vinegar
When the dishwasher cycle was completed I reassembled the stove and contemplated dinner.
But I could not bring myself to cook on the stove.
It had been cleaned, disinfected and sanitized but it needed more
Purification by fire was called for.
So I turned on the self cleaned cycle which reaches near 800 degrees and heats the stove well area so much the top of the stove is warm to the touch.
And I turned all the burners on high for 10 minutes just for good measure.
While the oven was baking the last traces of pee off I priced new stoves online at Lowes.
The stove I really want with the ceramic cooktop and double ovens costs $1100, just slightly more than the flat screen tv we were going to buy with our tax refund. Would DH accept it as a swap? An acceptable stove with just the ceramic cooktop was $500. I am not buying another one with burners and wells.
I pitched the idea when DH came home. The stove was still so hot from the self cleaning cycle that the door was still locked & I couldn’t cook even if I wanted too.
He was as grossed out by the situation as I was but he thinks I have performed enough cleansing rituals so that the stove is no longer unclean.
At this point I know it is purely a mental thing…but I’m not going to be using that back burner any time soon.