I have mentioned this in the past but one of the greatest aids to household sanity is getting your oven professionally cleaned.
I have a double oven - top not used so much but the bottom one always ends up looking a disgrace.
Man from the "DomesticOvenCleaner" came this morning at 8.30 and started the task. I always start apologising for the state of burnt on grease and spillage and they always say it is nothing compared with others - which I am sure is the standard line they provide for embarrassed customers. Its not as if I don't clean it but its like fighting a losing battle and I never get the spanking clean look I crave.
The cost of this exercise? £80 I would say given the time, effort, materials and finished product - this was money well spent! In the past I have bought many expensive cleaning oven products which claim to do miracles and have been very disappointed with the result.
So happy woman with this task ticked on the Christmas countdown!!