So I exaggerate. A little.
My stove had gotten to be disgusting, but I have been avoiding cleaning it because it gets dirty again so fast. And it's a monster to clean; it's not one of those that can just be wiped down. It's a thirty-minute commitment, easily. Today I decided to tackle that monster, even though I plan on cooking Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken tonight, which will surely create a big mess. Well, once the stove was sparkling, I had to wipe the spatter from the cabinets. From that angle I could see that the baseboards needed attention. And while I was crouched on the floor giving those baseboards all I've got, I could tell that the undersides of the cabinets needed a good scrubbing. Had I had an old toothbrush I would be scrubbing the crevices of the dishwasher, but Paul and I replaced our toothbrushes just last week. Cleaning "the stove" turned into a half-day ordeal.
I hope that Baby Losavio can appreciate a clean kitchen.