Yesterday Danielle and I started cleaning the kitchen! It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here now. We have a three compartment sink, we ordered all our metro shelves, and I bought a boombox. These are the things we need to begin our work. So yesterday, after a long day of going to best buy to sort out our stereo (post-holiday sales!) then going to the bank to sort out some nonsense (ugh) and then going to Atlantic ave. to sort out our shelving (sure) we started cleaning. I guess first we put on Kendrick Lamarr, then we started cleaning.
Once we really started taking apart the 6-burner range we inherited from the previous owner, I realized that it had never been cleaned. Possibly for 5 years of hard use. You know those metal stars on top of a range? You know how they come off and you can clean them and clean the tray underneath? Yeah, I had to use a hammer to pry those up. Oof! I’ll just share one picture of the grease stalactites under the burner that I found:
I would have taken an ‘after’ photo, but in an instance such as this, the end result is me telling Danielle “Good enough.” We did get the thing very cleaned up, but it’s still ugly. Oddly enough I found this endeavor to be very satisfying. Today we’ll keep on trucking, cleaning the deep fryers, griddle, stainless steel wall behind all these things, and the floors. Before that I plan on setting up the stereo in the dining room, so that I can accomplish one thing without getting covered in grease. Oh, and while we’re getting all gross, there will be a wine tasting. I love this job.
So, I’m bringing my clogs to work today, which is a milestone to be sure. The big step, however, will be tomorrow when I bring in my knives. From that point on we’re cooking with gas. Or cooking at all, for that matter. Onward!