Friday, December 29, 2006


Towards the end of the year, everyone is busy doing O-soji. This is like spring cleaning in the States, except that it is done at the end of the year to get ready to welcome the New Year. There are tons of programs during this time for housewives to pick up ideas on how to clean.

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't like to clean, so I try to do bits and pieces throughout the year. I'm also the type to buy products that will save me from scrubbing or wiping...what can I say, I'm lazy!

I wanted to share with you two products that I cannot live without --the range hood cover and stove-top cover.

The range hood cover has two magnets, one on each side and attaches right on top of the grating that covers the vent. You can adjust it by sliding it to fit it perfectly over the grating. This prevents oil and dirt from directly going through the vent. When the cover has captured enough oil and dirt, there is a secret message, something like "time to change me" that appears on the cover. This cover lasts about 4 months or less depending how often you fry foods. Without it, I would have to take apart the range hood to get to the fan, dismantle the fan and scrub the fan inside...eeww!

The second product is the stove-top cover. This is a sturdy aluminum foil type. You don't have to cover each burner, just remove the old cover, wipe down the stove-top and place the new cover over the stove-top. The only part that I actually clean are the parts where the gas comes out from (sorry, don't know what it is called). Using this cover is wonderful, when your pot boils over, there is less to clean up! Fast and easy! I usually change this every 6 months or so.

So, what do we do during O-soji? We usually just wipe the windows and light fixtures, then sit back and wait to welcome in the New Year!

I still have a little more to post about before the year ends...Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

I don't want to even look closely into my vent. It will be so gross.
It is brilliant of you to have the hood cover and stove top cover.
Once I move into my new kitchen, I would like to have them, if I can find them.

K and S said...

The other year, I actually took it apart to see if it needed cleaning, but I was surprised that it wasn't dirty. I guess using this really helps, Sue.

I hope you can find something similar when you move.

Take care.

Jann said...

i love this stuff-what a stovetop!

K and S said...

Thanks Jann! You really wouldn't want to clean this stove top without one of these covers!

Happy Holidays!

OkiHwn said...

The stove top covers are a godsend!

K and S said...

Do you use them too, Nate? Aren't they the greatest? Happy New Year!