When one of my tenants moved out of my Indianapolis rental property — it was a bad scenario — he left a filthy apartment behind, including a grease-caked stove top. My handyman suggested I throw it out, but I knew I could save it. Here’s what it looked like half-way through the clean-up:
Here’s what I used to produce this miracle result: the day I went in there (after the eviction and after the judge had ordered my tenant out) I sprayed the entire stove top with Easy Off (fume free) over cleaner. I also sprayed the outside of the refrigerator with it.
I then proceeded on to some other tasks … painting, small repairs, etc. I didn’t touch the stove again that day.
When I returned the following morning, I sprayed the entire stove top with my trusted Krud Kutter and got to work. I used a flexible, 2″ putty knife. All of that crusted-on grease came right off … no scrubbing! Afterwards, I used a Scotch Brite (dark green) scrub pad to get the remainder and voila!
I get my used appliances cheaply, about $160 for a stove like this. But why spend that money when you don’t have to?
Investing in real estate is an income-producing journey. If I can put more money in my pocket by contributing a little sweat equity, I’ll do it!
Onward and upward …. :-)