So be careful as to not snarl your nose at my disgusting oven, this could happen to you. Friday, we had our Christmas dinner, I suppose a day late would still count as Christmas dinner? I put a beautiful ham in the oven as I usually do, baked it for a full three hours and oh the smell was simply scrumptious. Yum.
What I did not realize was that behind this delicously scrumptious smell was hiding a bizarre picture to the future. I had not put my ham in a pan big enough for the juices. So the bottom of my oven sizzled with ham grease. Not so yummy anymore? So in the mad rush to eat the delicous food and then clean the kitchen before midnight, I COMPLETELY forgot about the grease in the bottom of the oven. I never use my oven unless I can't fit things into my convection oven on the counter. Well, last night for dinner I decided to make home made pizzas and was just going to pop them all in the oven so I could cook more at once and the kids could stop gnawing on my ankles because they were hungry. Ooops. By the time I smelled the smoke from the burning grease I had a grease fire in my oven, oh not a pretty site. I ruined a whole pizza throwing salt in my oven. It took two big things of salt to put the fire out. Amazingly I stayed calm. I did burn my hand, but I saved my kitchen and my oven.
Now, I don't even know where to begin on how to clean it up. I've opened the oven door several times in an attempt to rid the salt from the bottom of my oven, but it just looks so scary I close the door back. I've thought about doing the self cleaning action, but I'm sure that would result in another fire.
One lesson I did learn was that my fire alarms must not work, not one in the whole house went off and the smoke was so thick you couldn't see downstairs. LOL, actually it was quite funny, I had all the kids at an outside door swinging it back and forth trying to get the smoke out. We looked like a bunch of redneck rejects, LOL! Now that I think about it I can't help but to giggle at the look on their faces. Oh dear, scarred for life.