The Problem With Renting: The Stove


Sometimes it can be hard to make a nice home in a space that is not yours.  In my experience, little touches can greatly improve a lack-luster space, because let’s face it, sometimes no amount of scrubbing and cleaning can fix something like this:

Here’s a close up: brace yourselves, folks.

I’m pretty sure that these drip pans have been there for years.  I have spent a lot of time scrubbing these with little improvement.  So we decided to do something about it.  Last weekend we went to Lowes and picked up some drip pans.  It is important to note that there are a lot of places that sell drip pans, like Target and Ace hardware, but they were all too expensive.  We got four drip pans at Lowes for twelve dollars, whereas at Target, they were selling two drip bowls four nine or so dollars.

I should also mention that there are different drip bowls for different over types.  Our oven is a  Frigidaire, so we picked out our drip pans accordingly.  The packages of drip bowls will be labeled clearly, so you will be able to easily chose the correct kind for you oven.

When I removed the burner and the drip bowl I cleaned the stove top thoroughly, then put in the drip bowls and burners.

Doesn’t it look so much better!?

So, there’s one way to improve your rented space!

That’s all for now.



2 thoughts on “The Problem With Renting: The Stove

  1. Oh, it’s so nice to read another blogger who has similar rental issues. The stove (and probably your whole kitchen) does look much better and you’ve done your landlord a huge favor.

    • Hi!
      As someone who has a lot of rental property issues, it is really nice to have someone comment and say that they are having the same problems! Thanks for stopping by! Also, I liked your Ikea hack- I am going to start on a coffee table turned bench project pretty soon, myself!

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